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.

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.

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

Hit and Run Accidents

If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, where the at-fault driver leaves before the police come to make a report, you still may have legal recourse. Hit-and-runs can be difficult situations, but if you are ever a victim, it is very important to notify the police and make sure a report is done. Speaking with an injury lawyer as soon as you can is very important.  Investigations and evidence need to be secured as soon as possible.   Most times, a person has insurance to cover damages created by hit-and-run accidents.

A phantom vehicle accident is a wreck that is caused by a vehicle that may not necessarily hit you, but is the primary cause of the accident.  For instance, if a car pulls out in front of you and you swerve to miss it, you may miss the other car and it may drive away, but you may hit another car and experience serious injuries and have significant damage to your car.  In these cases and with the right insurance, you may still receive money to cover the cost of your injuries, lost wages, and more.

After you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run or phantom vehicle accident it’s very important to have all your details correct. Talking with your own insurance company, without legal representation present, could end up hurting your case. It is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury lawyer who knows how to handle this type of case before you speak with any insurance company. If you’ve been injured as a result of a hit and run accident or if you have any further questions, come by our office anytime or call us at 251-300-2000.