1.8 Million Jury Verdict for Motorcycle Wreck Victim

Greene & Phillips Injury Lawyers Secure $1.8 Million Jury Verdict against Hut American Group for Injured Saraland Resident

MOBILE AL, 8/31/2023 – Greene & Phillips – Attorneys at Law, a local firm with a 25-year legacy of advocating for injury victims, announces a victory on behalf of their client, a 39 year-old man from Saraland. A Mobile Circuit Court jury on Wednesday awarded the client a $1.8 million verdict against Hut American Group following a three day trial.

In June of 2021, the client was riding his motorcycle when a delivery driver failed to yield the right of way and pulled into his path. The driver was delivering pizza for his employer Hut American Group, which owns and operates the Pizza Hut in Saraland. The wreck fractured the client’s left femur in multiple places.

The case was litigated by Attorneys Britt Bethea and David Greene, Managing Partner. Greene said, “The negligence of a company employee while on the clock resulted in a terrible injury and drastic change to our client’s life. Despite clear evidence in the case and their driver’s own admission, Hut never accepted responsibility for the wreck.”

The Law firm of Greene & Phillips is deeply rooted in the local community and is tirelessly dedicated to representing injury victims in Mobile, Birmingham, and throughout the country. Over the firm’s quarter-century in business, they have helped 20,000+ clients obtain rightful compensation for their injuries. Greene & Phillips stands ready to fight for those who have suffered due to the negligence of others.

To see if you have a case, please call the office for a free consultation 24/7 at 251-300-2000.

Jamar Malone – Week 4’s Player of the Week

Week 4’s Greene & Phillips Player of the Week, Attorney David Greene joined Emily Cochran to present the award to Daphne Trojans 6′ 2″ junior quarterback Jamar Malone.

Jamar had an incredible performance in Friday’s victory over the Davidson Warriors, passing for 323 yards and three touchdowns through the air. He also added 48 rushing yards and two more touchdowns on the ground. What an impressive all-around game helping lead his team to a crucial win.

Jamar was very humble when accepting the award, giving credit to his teammates for their roles in the success. As a quarterback, he clearly understands the team aspect of the game and that individual stats are a reflection of everyone’s contributions. At the same time, he acknowledges there is always room for improvement and seems focused on continued development.

Coach Kenny King provided insightful perspective on Jamar’s abilities from both a physical and mental standpoint. With not only tremendous athletic gifts but also exceptional football IQ,

On Malone’s 5 touch downs, David Greene commented, that’s phenomenal for a quarterback, “This young man is someone for everybody to watch. He’s got a great career here at Daphne High School, but the next level is going to be something special for this young man.”

Be sure to keep an eye on Jamar Malone and the Daphne Trojans going forward. It should be exciting to see what this dynamic junior quarterback can accomplish both this season and in the future.

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Four Misconceptions About Lawsuits

While many people may hesitate to pursue legal action, understanding the role of an attorney can make a significant difference in maximizing the value of a personal injury claim such as a car wreck, slip and fall, or dog bite. There are a few key misconceptions about hiring a lawyer you should know before you decide against hiring one.

Misconception 1: Hiring a Lawyer means Filing a Lawsuit

One of the primary misconceptions about hiring a personal injury attorney is that it automatically leads to filing a lawsuit. Not every case requires going to court. Injury attorneys possess the knowledge and expertise to build a strong case or claim and communicate effectively with insurance adjusters. By presenting your case in the right format and language, attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve often without filing suit or stepping foot in a courthouse.

Misconception 2: Anybody can Beat the Insurance Company

David Greene’s 25 years of experience in the field highlights the importance of hiring a knowledgeable attorney. At Greene & Phillips, their team includes former claims handlers for insurance companies, giving them a deep understanding of the rules and the value of your claim. By assessing the situation, attorneys can advise you on whether filing a lawsuit is necessary, considering factors such as the potential need for subrogation and paying back hospital liens.

Misconception 3: Health Insurance Will Not Seek Reimbursement for Medical Bills

Subrogation refers to the process of reimbursing your health insurance for medical bills they have covered. Many individuals assume that their health insurance provider should bear the responsibility for these expenses. However, health insurance companies often have the right to seek reimbursement from you out of whatever settlement you get. Hiring a lawyer ensures that subrogation matters are handled appropriately, protecting your health coverage and ensuring all parties involved are paid accordingly.

Misconception 4: Most Lawsuits go to Trial

Most personal injury cases do not go to trial. Instead, attorneys work towards reaching a settlement with the insurance company pre-litigation. Settling a case involves understanding the language of insurance companies, presenting your case effectively, and negotiating on your behalf. Ultimately, the goal is to secure fair compensation for your injuries and damages.


In summary, by enlisting the expertise of injury attorneys like those at Greene & Phillips, you can navigate the complexities of personal injury claims while maximizing the value of your case. Injury attorneys bring extensive experience, knowledge of insurance company processes, and the ability to communicate effectively, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. 

Finding out if you may have a case is easy.

  1. Give us a call or fill out a contact form. We’re able to tell you if you may have case in less than a minute
  2. Stop by for free consultation with a lawyer. They’ll answer all your questions, and walk you through our process. This often takes less than 30 minutes.
  3. Focus on getting better. We’ll handle all the bills, paperwork, negotiations and subrogation on your behalf. 

Remember, at Greene & Phillips there’s no charge unless we get money for you. 

Carlos Benjamin Jr – Week 3’s Athlete of the Week

We’re celebrating Week 3 of high school football in Mobile with this week’s Greene & Phillips Player of the week,  Carlos Benjamin Jr from Vigor High School. Attorney J. David Greene joined Fox 10’s Emily Cochran to award Carlos on his incredible performance Friday night to help leading the Wolves to a comeback 34 -28 victory over the Citronelle Wildcats.

Facing a 7 point deficit late in the 4th quarter, Carlos carried the ball 14 times for an amazing 198 yards and 4 touchdowns. His biggest play of the night came on a 99 yard touchdown run that tied the game and sent it to overtime.

When accepting the award from Greene and Phillips Injury Lawyer, David Green, Carlos was humble about his achievement. He said he “just had to put my team on the back and do what I had to do the best”. Coach, Markus Cook, was not surprised by the performance, saying Benjamin prepares well by watching film and knows the plays.

More impressive than his skills on the field is Carlos’s dedication in the classroom. Cook reported that he currently has straight A’s, showing his commitment to success both on and off the field. Carlos encourages his teammates to “stay together” and never give up.

After handing out the award, David Greene praised Carlos for his work ethic and abilities. “He’s going to do great things  in the future. I’m so proud of Carlos.”

It’s clear that Carlos Benjamin Jr is a talented football player and leader for the Vigor High School Wolves. With performances like the one that earned him player of the week, he is sure to help lead his team to more victories this season. Kudos to him and thank you to Fox 10 for letting us partner with them in highlighting high school athletics in the community.

What to do in a Hit and Run Wreck – Studio 10

Being involved in a hit and run accident can be a stressful experience, but it’s important to remember that you still have legal options. Recently Attorney David Greene met with Chelsea Sayasane  on Studio10 to talk about what steps you can take after a hit-and-run wreck to project your legal rights.

1. Stay Calm and Report the Incident:

When faced with a hit and run situation, it’s crucial to remain calm and take immediate action. If possible, move the vehicle to a safe location out of the way of traffic. Call 911 to report the accident. Contacting the police and obtaining an official report is crucial to establishing your case.

2. Seek Medical Attention

Your well-being should be a top priority. Even if you don’t have visible injuries, it’s essential to get checked by a doctor. Some injuries may not manifest immediately, and having a medical record will be valuable for your case.

3. Check for Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Check to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy. This coverage protects you in the event that you are involved in an accident with a driver who either has no insurance or inadequate insurance to cover your injuries. Make sure to review your policy and ensure you have this coverage in place. If you are unsure what to look for, stop by our office, and we’d be happy to show you what to look for.

4. Understanding Phantom Vehicle Accidents

A phantom vehicle accident refers to a situation where a crash occurs or someone forces you off the road, but they flee the scene. In such cases, it’s essential to consult an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the legal process. Laws governing phantom vehicle accidents may differ from state to state, so seeking professional advice is crucial.

Seeking Legal Advice

We strongly advise seeking legal advice from someone who handles this type of case as soon as possible after a hit-and0-run accident. Even before you talk to your own insurance company, be sure to consult with a lawyer who can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Insurance adjusters may ask questions that can potentially harm your case without you realizing it.

Experiencing a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic event, but knowing the right steps to take can make a significant difference in the outcome. Remember to stay calm, report the incident to the police, seek medical attention, and consult a car wreck lawyer like Greene & Phillips Injury Lawyers. We can provide you with the necessary guidance and support to navigate the legal process and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Curious if You Have a Case?

Finding out is easy.

  1. Call us anytime, 24/7 at 251-300-2000 (or in Birmingham 205-500-4000). We’ll let you know if you may have a case
  2. Schedule a short 30 minute free in-person or virtual consultation with a lawyer
  3. Focus on getting your life back together, we’ll deal all the paperwork and legal issues.

Remember at Greene & Phillips, we only get paid if we get money for you.  There’s no risk in reaching out.

DJ Butler – Week 2’s Athlete of the Week

Each week we honor a standout local high school athlete with the help of Emily Cochran and Fox 10.  This week we’re celebrating Davidson High School‘s senior running back, DJ Butler.

Butler had a standout performance on Friday as the Warriors took on Hillcrest-Evergreen in their brand new stadium for the first game. DJ ran for an incredible four touchdowns and added another score through the air, leading Davidson to a resounding 59-46 victory. His big night helped the Warriors get their season off to a perfect 1-0 start in their new home.

DJ was certainly thrilled with his performance but gave most of the credit to his teammates. “I feel like I just contributed to my team and try to just do my role the best I can,” Butler said modestly. Winning this award meant a lot to the talented running back. “It shows that we’ve been out here putting in the summer work and everything, you know, doing all we can.”

Davidson head coach Rick Cauley was full of praise for Butler. “You know, he got off to a really quick start. We got a turnover and scored a couple plays after that and it really never stopped,” Cauley noted.

Off the field, DJ is described as a great kid who’s really down to earth and very mature. He enjoys photography in his spare time and can often be found documenting other Davidson sporting events behind the lens of a camera.

“DJ’s a wonderful young man, fantastic athlete,” Attorney David Green said of the Coastal Carolina commit, “Congratulations to DJ and the Warriors!”

Butler has clearly worked very hard to put himself in a position to succeed this season. With his talent and character, we expect big things from DJ as the season continues and his college career with the Chanticleers . On behalf of the lawyers and staff at Greene & Phillips, we’d like to congratulate DJ Butler on being named our Athlete of the Week!

Read more about Butler’s performance on AL.com

Behind the Scenes of a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury cases can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. That’s why we strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for our clients, ensuring they receive the care and attention they deserve.  Attorney J. David Greene recently joined Chelsey Sayasane on Studio 10 to walk through the typical process of handling a personal injury case from start to finish.

A Warm Welcome

The moment you walk into our office, you’ll be greeted with a smile southern hospitality. We’re approachable, down-to-earth f0lks who are here to listen to your story. Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to share what happened, discuss your concerns, and receive free advice. Importantly, this consultation comes at no cost to you. We understand that the decisions you make now can have a profound impact on your future, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

No Fees Unless We Win

One of the standout features of our approach is that we only charge a fee if we win your case. This fee structure, known as a contingency basis, means that you can hire us without any financial risk. Whether you’ve suffered from a slip and fall, a car accident, a dog bite, or any other injury, our priority is to help you make informed decisions about your legal options.

Immediately Getting to Work

If you choose to hire us, the process begins with a simple, one-page contract. From there, we roll up our sleeves and get to work on your behalf. Our team will guide you through the medical treatment process, conduct a thorough investigation of your case, take care of ordering your medical records, and initiate contact and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

Navigating conversations with insurance companies can be daunting. We serve as your advocates and middlemen in these interactions, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. Our extensive experience allows us to level the playing field and hold insurance companies accountable for getting you all the compensation you deserve.

Your Advocate

Once we’re involved, you will no longer have to talk directly with the insurance company. We handle all communications, acting as your advocate and spokesperson throughout the process. Our established history with insurance adjusters give us an edge in negotiations. Since we’ve handled numerous cases with those individual adjusters, we understand the intricacies of their processes. You can rest easy, knowing we’re here to make the legal complexities of your case as stress-free as possible for you.

How Long is This Going to Take

A question we often get is, “How long does it take to receive compensation?” Typically, we aim to resolve cases within 90 to 120 days from the initial action. The timeline may vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case. Some cases can be quickly resolved based on the facts, while others might require more extensive proceedings, such as filing and going through the discovery process or even going to trial. However, it’s important to note that the majority of cases, around 90%, are settled without going to trial. The speed of resolution often depends on factors like paying medical bills and providers’ responsiveness.

How to Reach Us

If you’ve recently experienced an accident or injury and need assistance, reaching out to us is really simple.

  1. Call or submit a web form.  We’ll let you know if you may have a case.
  2. Schedule a short free consultation (virtual or in person at our offices in Mobile and Birmingham)
  3. If you decide to sign up, focus on getting better, and we’ll focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.

Watch the full interview on Fox10tv.com

$8.5 Million Defective Airbag Verdict

Beasley Allen lawyers Evan Allen, Kendall Dunson, and Mike Andrews along with Greene & Phillips, LLC lawyer Britt Bethea secured a $8,500,000.00 product liability verdict on Thursday from a Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court jury.  The jury found that the Nissan Motor Co. designed and implemented a defective front passenger airbag system causing total blindness in one eye and serious and severe injuries to the other eye.

“It is so very sad that a product which is intended to keep a person safe caused such an unnecessary terrible harm,” said Beasley Allen’s products liability lawyer Kendall Dunson.

According to David Greene, founding partner of Greene & Phillips, “This verdict is all about holding automotive manufacturers responsible for profiting from unreasonably dangerous products.  Unfortunately, our client had no way to know the airbag in the vehicle was defective; only Nissan knew that.  We are thankful that the citizens of Mobile County, Alabama sent a clear message that they will not stand for automotive manufacturers designing dangerous products.”

On Oct. 5, 2018, Ms. Alise Henderson-Brundidge was the front seat passenger of Infiniti QX4 which was traveling at 14 mph when it was struck on the front corner by a vehicle traveling 7.2 mph.  Before this QX4 was manufactured, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informed Nissan that the passenger airbag was overpowered which could lead to serious injuries and death, and required that Nissan reduce the bag inflator power immediately.  Rather than implement the required changes, Nissan Motor Co. continued to manufacture and install the defective airbag system. In addition to the airbag being overpowered, the system design was faulty because the airbag deployed too late, causing the airbag to rapidly inflate after Ms. Henderson-Brundidge had already made contact with the bag.  The overpowered and late deploying airbag struck Ms. Henderson-Brundidge in her face and eyes.  As a result of the blunt force trauma, Ms. Henderson-Brundidge lost her left eye and suffered severe injuries to her right eye.

The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama, case number CV-2020-901869.

About Greene & Phillips

Greene & Phillips has represented clients with personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Southeast since 1998.  Greene & Phillips has offices in Mobile and Birmingham.  For more information about the firm and other noteworthy cases we’ve handled, visit our website.  As always, call or come by anytime; you never need an appointment.

About Beasley Allen Law Firm

Founded in 1979, Beasley Allen Law Firm is a leader in complex plaintiff litigation nationwide. They work with attorneys and clients nationwide and have offices located in Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Texas, Mobile, Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama. Their award-winning attorneys live by the creed of “helping those who need it most.”