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Motorcycle Safety Tips
Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by J. David Greene

If you have a motorcycle, there are some things you should know before you head out on the highway. Safety is the most important thing you should think about as a motorcyclist. If you drive a motorcycle, make sure you're always visible to other drivers. It's also important for you to drive within the speed limit. You should also be aware of everything around you and your motorcycle. If an accident were to occur, wearing protective gear will help protect you. Injuries can be very serious even if you are just bumped. If a you are driving a car or truck and see a motorcycle on the road you should you be more careful. Keep a safe distance between your car and the motorcycle. Be aware that there are smaller vehicles like motorcycles and bicycles that are sharing the road with you. David Greene from Greene and Phillips Law Firm says motorcycle cases can be difficult because people want to blame the motorcyclist. People tend to see them going faster than they actually are. He says the insurance company is going to make assumptions about the motorcycle driver that are often not true. The attorneys at Greene and Phillips can handle motorcycle cases. Greene says the lawyers will pursue a claim if they feel it could make a case....

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New Beginning's Give Back Day
Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by J. David Greene

On February 8th approximately a hundred families and individuals received free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks, groceries and clothing in Give Back Day organized by New Beginning Ministries Baptist Church. Greene & Phillips - Injury Lawyers provided the tent and all the lunch items as part of our Community Initiative. Give Back Day New Beginnings Give Back Day Clothing donation Give Back Day...

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North Mobile Comedy Night
Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by J. David Greene

Love Helps 2011 from North Mobile on Vimeo. Greene & Phillips - Injury Lawyers is proud to support North Mobile Comedy Nights hosted by First Baptist Church North Mobile. The Comedy Nights are a fundraising effort for NOMO's Love Helps campaign. Feed the Children and NOMO sponsors "Love Helps" which provides 400 families in the area with two weeks worth of groceries every November....

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BP Oil Spill Settlement
Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by J. David Greene

If you are a business owners or individual who has suffered damages due to the BP disaster and have not been fully compensated, we would appreciate the opportunity to help you.. Our firm has been working on these claims since the accident occurred. We have also been working up loss of value claims for property along the beach. We will continue to get new claims compensated. The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill announced this week that a settlement in principle has been reached with BP that will fully compensate hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy. The settlement is to be fully funded by BP, with no cap on the amount BP will pay. BP is obligated to fully satisfy all eligible claims under the terms of the Court supervised settlement, irrespective of the funds previously set aside. The agreement will resolve the majority of private economic loss, property damage and medical injury claims stemming from the Gulf Oil Spill. The settlement will hold BP fully accountable to individuals and businesses harmed by the spill. Stephen J. Herman and James P. Roy, Plaintiffs' Co-Liaison Counsel said, "We are extremely pleased to bring justice to those harmed by the BP Gulf Oil Spill. This settlement will provide a full measure of compensation to hundreds of thousands -- in a transparent and expeditious manner under rigorous judicial oversight. It does the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people." Two separate settlement agreements have been reached with BP. The first settlement compensates private economic losses due to the Gulf Oil Spill. These claims include businesses and individuals that lost profits; sustained damage to coastal property, wetlands and personal property; sustained real property sales losses; lost subsistence use; and have claims for failure to pay under BP's Vessels of Opportunity Program. The second settlement compensates people with medical claims related to the spill and provides periodic medical consultation for the next 21 years. Claimants can participate in either or both settlement programs. There will be no delay in the processing of economic loss claims while the heart of the claims process shifts to New Orleans, where Court supervision will ensure independence, fairness, transparency of process, and accountability. During the transition period claimants will be able to accept a percentage of their existing GCCF (Gulf Coast Claims Facility) offers while preserving their right to participate in the economic loss settlement. "Under the new program, eligible claimants will generally be paid greater benefits than under the GCCF," said Herman and Roy. Details of the Settlement in Principle Economic Loss Claims Individuals and businesses that suffered financial losses from the oil spill will be compensated within a framework intended to encompass all economic losses reasonably related to the oil spill. It is presumed that losses suffered by businesses and individuals in close proximity to the Gulf Coast, or in the seafood industry, were caused by the oil spill without further proof. To account for the specific circumstances of other claimants, there are a variety of ways to demonstrate that losses were caused by the oil spill. There is no "one-size-fits-all." The intent of the framework is to be inclusive. Under the settlement, the formula for calculating the amount of compensation allows each claimant to select the months used to measure lost income or profits based on historical earnings. Most importantly, the formula allows claimants to recover for lost growth potential. Again, there is no "one size fits all." Generally speaking, for claimants eligible for compensation, a Risk Transfer Premium (RTP) or "multiplier" will be used to account for ecological and economic uncertainty. The specific RTP multiplier depends on the location and nature of the claimant's business. Medical Benefits The Medical settlement will potentially benefit hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and Clean-Up Workers who suffered acute or chronic illnesses from exposure to oil and chemical dispersants in the weeks and months after the oil spill. Residents in the coastal and wetlands areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle will be compensated for a broad range of specific medical conditions such as respiratory, skin, stomach, headaches and a host of other ailments. At one end of the spectrum, Clean-Up Workers can submit a claim with a Declaration under penalty of perjury describing the conditions or symptoms after exposure even if they did not seek medical treatment at the time of exposure. At the other end, residents and workers who suffer chronic symptoms or conditions from exposure will be required to submit medical records from the time of exposure and for ongoing medical care. Coastal residents and Clean-Up Workers who experience future manifestation of illness retain the right to sue BP without proof of liability for the spill and exposure. The settlement also establishes a periodic medical consultation program for 21 years for people affected by the spill to ensure access to appropriate healthcare throughout the Gulf Coast region. A grant of more than $100 Million will be used to establish a 5-year program to enhance access to physical and mental health care services in the Gulf Coast region--with an emphasis on integrated and sustainable community-based primary and mental health care and environmental and occupational health services. These services will benefit families in the entire region for years to come. Affected Property Owners Property owners and long-term lessees of waterfront properties in the affected coastal and wetlands region are eligible to receive compensation for loss of use and enjoyment of their property. This compensation was not available through the GCCF and recognizes that residents in the affected region were unable to fully enjoy their homes in the aftermath of the oil spill....

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Workers' Compensation
Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by J. David Greene

If you are injured on the job, the Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Workers' Compensation attorneys at Greene and Phillips are here to help get you the assistance and care that you deserve. Worker's Compensation is a system where an employer must pay your lost wages and medical expenses due to your injuries. Although it is possible to settle with an insurance company, it's not uncommon for them to intimidate you into accepting a low settlement, or worse, completely denial of your claim. At Greene and Phillips, you can rest assured that our work' comp attorneys will fight you to receive a fair claim. By law, every alabama employer who has more than 5 employees is required to carry workers compensation insurance. It's very important to know if you're eligible for benefits once injured. These benefits could include lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation and therapy. At Greene and Phillips, we advise that you get the best medical care possible for your injury while we handle every complicated aspect of your claim. This way, it will take the pressure off of you so that you can focus on recovery. One advantage of Workers' Comp is that you can receive If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness while on the job, please contact the Alabama, Mississippi and Florida Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Greene and Phillips at 1-888-510-1020. Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, our attorneys are committed to providing you with the legal assistance and representation that you need in this stressful time. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your claim, in person or over the phone, and we never charge you a fee until we get money for you.  Call us right now to get the help and compensation that you deserve....

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Rotator Cuff Tear
Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by J. David Greene

Rotator Cuff Tear Injury At Greene and Phillips Personal Injury Attorneys, we are experienced with handling personal injury cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida including work-related accidents and slip and falls. These cases require the injured party receive extensive medical treatment, disabling them from recreational activities, their jobs and their daily lives. This is why it's very important to find an attorney who will be able to help you get the compensation you need. A rotator cuff tear is a shoulder injury, usually resulting from a traumatic injury. This is more common in people whose jobs require heavy lifting such as painters, construction workers, or athletes, but it has also been known to occur with older men and women or victims of automobile accidents. The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles, and if these muscles are torn they can no longer stabilize the shoulder in place. It's very important to seek medical attention if you feel that you have a rotator cuff tear because this type of injury can range from merely an inflammation of the muscle to a complete tear that may require surgery. The most common symptom of a rotator cuff tear is pain. Once a muscle is torn, it becomes extremely painful to reach overhead or perform daily activities such as carrying heavy objects or putting on clothes. People have also been known to experience weakness in the shoulder and inability to move the shoulder in any direction without tremendous pain. Common treatments for mild rotator cuff tears include physical therapy, cortisone injections, and anti-inflammatory medications. However, if these treatments aren't effective this may require surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. If you or a loved one suffer from rotator cuff injuries resulting from an accident in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, or throughout the country contact Greene and Phillips injury lawyers today at 1-800-510-1020 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can help you receive the compensation that you deserve....

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Greene & Phillips Car Wreck App
Posted on: January 4th, 2012 by J. David Greene

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Should I Be Compensated if I Suffer a Whiplash Injury in a Car Accident?
Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by J. David Greene

If you have been in a recent car accident and believe you have a whiplash injury, you may be under the impression that your injury isn't significant enough to receive financial compensation. Many times individuals who suffer whiplash injuries feel that they have never had a reason to learn the complexities of a personal injury case. While each injury claim is different, as a general rule whiplash is an injury that may entitle you to compensation.

Common Whiplash Symptoms

  • neck pain and stiffness
  • neck swelling
  • tenderness along the back of the neck
  • reduced movement in the neck or loss of movement
  • headaches
A whiplash injury, most commonly associated with automobile accidents, is caused by the acceleration both forward and backwards of an individuals neck by a force that is usually rapid. When you are involved in an automobile accident your head accelerates at a rate that causes your neck to stretch backward and forward, often times causing damage to your neck or spine. The impact speed can be as low as 10 miles per hour to cause whiplash that needs to be treated. This impact causes the tendons and muscles in your neck to stretch farther than what are normal causing an injury. Most whiplash injuries are not noticed immediately but many times will manifest themselves within 3-5 days after the accident occurs. Also, there can be a significant injury to your neck and back even if there is little to no damage to your vehicle. Please make sure to continue to seek medical treatment for your Whiplash injury to rule out any additional medical issues that the car accident may have caused. If you have been a victim of a Alabama, Mississippi or Florida car accident that has resulted in a whiplash injury, please contact the Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Injury Lawyer team at Greene and Phillips for a free evaluation of your case to guarantee you get the compensation you are entitled. To talk to a lawyer today call 1-888-510-1020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....

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Steps to Take When You've Been in an Accident
Posted on: March 10th, 2011 by J. David Greene

What to do when you've been in a wreck:

Unfortunately, accidents happen, and if you're involved in one, you may not know what to do afterwards. The lawyers at Greene and Phillips say the first thing you should do is call the police. If you are injured, let them know that you need medical help. Then, call an attorney who deals with auto accident victims. If you are the victim, be sure to take plenty of pictures with your cell phone if you don't have a camera handy. You should also gather the names and phone numbers of all witnesses. While you are waiting for police. A photo is worth a thousand words. It is not the police's responsibility to investigate your case. The police play an important roll as they officially document accident actually occurred. If you are in pain at the scene, go to the emergency room immidiately. The longer you wait to seek medical attention, the harder it is to point to the accident as the source of injuries. Many times people are hurt in the accident, and say "I'm going to suck it up". Sometimes the pain ends up getting worse. You need to protect your rights. You don't want a gap in treatment. It is important to hire an attorney who has experience with auto accident cases. There are a lot of things that need to be done by a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. If you witness an auto accident, take pictures of the scene with your cell phone camera, and offer to talk to the police. It will be helpful to police and the victim if you give your name and phone number to them to include in the report. ...

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Landmark 9.5 Million Trucking Settlment
Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by J. David Greene

Landmark Trucking Settlement Mobile AL - Injury Lawyers Congratulations to J. David Greene, Will G. Phillips, and Britt Bethea on their recent $9.5 million settlement award for a case involving a young lady who was hit by an 18-wheeler whose driver ran a red light in Mobile County. This is one of the largest trucking settlement amounts ever to be awarded in Mobile County, and one of the largest personal injury settlements in the state of Alabama in the past 10 years. ...

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