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.

Boating Safety and Surviving the Splash – Studio 10 – May 30, 2023

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, a lot of people are embarking on exciting boating adventures. But along with the fun, it’s crucial to stay safe on the water.  In a recent Legal Matters conversation aired on Fox 10’s Studio 10Joe Emer spoke with J. David Greene about boating safety and what individuals should do in the event of a boating accident.

Safety Precautions on the Water:

4 Essential Safety Measures for Boaters:

  • Pay attention to your surroundings and observe the rules of the water.
  • Use appropriate flotation devices.
  • Avoid drinking while operating a boat.
  • Ensure the person operating the vessel has a boater’s license, as required in Alabama.

5 Steps to Take After a Boating Accident

  • Call 911 immediately to report the incident.
  • Prioritize safety and assist anyone in the water, if possible.
  • Authorities such as state troopers or local authorities with boats will respond to your call for help.
  • After making the report, seek necessary medical treatment.
  • Contact a local law firm experienced in handling boating accidents, like Greene &Phillips, to understand your rights.

Legal Recourse for Injured Boating Accident Victims

Boating accident cases involve specific regulations and maritime laws. It is crucial to consult with a lawyer who specializes in boating accidents. We’ve handled numerous boating accident cases and are well equipped to help you..

Liability of Boat Drivers

If the driver of the boat is driving erratically, if they’ve been drinking, if others on the boat repeatedly ask them to slow down or be more careful. Also, if they have acted in such a way that most people would think is too dangerous, or if they have collided with another vessel. These are all causes for possible settlements with the owner’s insurance.

How Much Is Legal Help Going to Cost?

Greene & Phillips work on a contingency basis. Clients pay nothing upfront, and the law firm only charges a percentage of the total compensation if they win the case. This arrangement benefits the client by eliminating financial burdens.

Boating safety should be a top priority for individuals enjoying water activities. In the event of a boating accident, following the necessary steps is crucial, including calling the authorities to get an official report of the incident, seeking medical treatment, and consulting with an experienced boating accident lawyer.

Full Story on Fox10TV.com

Maritime Accidents

Living near the coast, we know that a lot of Mobile area citizens work on maritime vessels or offshore rigs. But what qualifies an accident to be labeled a “maritime accident”? A maritime accident is any accident involving a ship or other marine craft. Some examples are vessel collisions, faulty design, capsizing, explosions, falling overboard, oil rig accidents, and even shipyard accidents. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has declared that commercial fishing alone is the most dangerous job in the country.

With the known dangers of this industry and profession, regulations have been put into place to protect maritime workers. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, is a federal statute that regulates maritime commerce in U.S. Waters.  The actual wording of the law says that all “seaman” are covered.  But, over the years, that definition has been narrowed to someone who works on a vessel that is navigable waters. It includes a section on Seaman’s rights which lays out the steps and restrictions for injured maritime employees to recover compensation for their injuries from their employers.

Should you have further questions about maritime accidents or think you might have a case, please call our office at (251) 300-2000.  You may drop by our office anytime at 51 North Florida Street to meet personally with an injury attorney.  Call or come by anytime, you never need an appointment.