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.

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Product Liability Law – Studio 10

In a recent episode of the Studio 10’s Legal Matters Segment, J. David Greene joined Joe Emer to talk about product labiality law and its significance in ensuring public safety.

The Nissan Jury Verdict

Greene & Phillips recently tried a product liability case where the jury handed down a $8.5 Million verdict against Nissan Motor Co. A young woman’s life was turned upside down due to a defective airbag designed and produced by the car company. These cases are crucial. They are essentially a shout-out to manufacturers, saying “Hey! You’ve got a responsibility to keep your products safe. If you mess up, the jury isn’t going to let it slide.”

Understanding the Compensation

$8.5 Million is not an arbitrary figure but was derived from various factors, including past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, future surgeries, and the psychological impact of the injury. This verdict emphasized the role of compensatory damages in providing a fair resolution for victims of product liability cases.

Identifying a Legitimate Product Liability Case

There are no short of potentially dangerous products on the market. Some companies might cut corners or ignore safety recommendations to save costs, thus risking consumers’ safety. Recognizing such negligent behavior is crucial in identifying a genuine product liability case.

Product Liability Law and Public Protection

Alongside government regulations, product liability law is essential for protecting public safety. Although regulatory bodies do a commendable job in scrutinizing products and making safety recommendations, some companies choose to disregard these advisories, leading to preventable injuries.

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$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.”