Thursday, 5 July 2012 12:33

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green has offices located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. Our lawyers are familiar with the individual laws of both states, and practice in the following types of injury:

 

The injured should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Not having a personal injury attorney can lead to problems with proving a case, obtaining fair compensation and possible issues arising from statutes of limitations.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss. You may also send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:13

Drunk Driving

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Alcohol is an integral part of American life and is one of the most readily available consumer products on today’s market. It is cheap and often marketed toward young people as an acceptable part of popular culture. However, while drinking is a normal accompaniment to most social events, our society no longer considers drunk-driving crashes as unavoidable accidents. More than 100,000 deaths are attributable to alcohol consumption each year, and the economic costs associated with alcohol problems total more than $100 billion annually.

For victims who survive a drunk-driving crash, the crash itself is just the beginning. In a split second, their lives are changed forever and it becomes a daily struggle emotionally, physically, and financially. In many cases, the offender often walks away with minor injuries or no injuries at all and receives an insignificant punishment or is sentenced to a few months in jail. The victim, on the other hand, often sustains serious injuries that result in paralysis, coma, traumatic brain injury, or life in a vegetative state.

For the families of a loved one involved in a serious drunk-driving collision, life is suddenly interrupted, and tragic consequences soon follow. Life becomes a prison, not only for the seriously-injured victim, but also for the care-giving family members who must adjust to the day-to-day challenges of becoming an around-the-clock caregiver. Their life is put on hold. They lack the energy to maintain normal activities, become overwhelmed with emotion, and struggle to cope with the unrelenting demands of day-to-day life.

Financially, the costs for medical treatment can be astronomical, as the offender often has no insurance. Prescriptions, therapy, and respite care can become all consuming. In many cases, the injured person will end up permanently disabled and begin receiving disability payments much less than their regular income.

As if the sorrow that follows is not enough, dealing with the legal ramifications can be overwhelming. Many victims of these tragic collisions describe life afterwards as a scream that will not come, forever haunted, because life is never again the same as it was before the wreck. The right lawyer can help alleviate the worry and stress that comes with the legalities of the situation. Law Offices of Gary Green has the right attorneys for you. We are a corporate sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Law Offices of Gary Green contributes to MADD in honor of every victim it represents against a drunk driver.

If you or a loved one has become the victim of a drunk driver, or if you have questions or need additional information, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:06

Traumatic Brain Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), often referred to as a “closed head injury,” is typically, but not always, preceded by an external blow to the head. Injury to the brain caused by lack of oxygen or blood supply to the brain is called an “anoxic injury.” While the injury may not have seemed detrimental and no loss of consciousness occurred, any type of trauma to the brain can lead to impairment in brain functions with permanent damage.

You may have suffered a traumatic brain injury if any of the following conditions resulted from trauma to the head:

  • Loss of consciousness for any period of time
  • Loss of memory either before or after the incident
  • Any modification in one’s state of mind at the time of the incident e.g. feeling confused, disoriented or dazed
  • Any sort of neurological deficit e.g. numbness or tingling sensations, loss of balance, dizziness, paralysis or loss of muscle control of any type, inability to speak
  • Any sensory loss such as hearing, vision, sense of smell, or taste.

While not all of these symptoms may occur immediately following the incident, it may precipitate a series of events that can be adverse. The possibility of significant damage should be a concern if any of these symptoms follow a head injury. While the listed symptoms may be evident, other inconspicuous symptoms such as irritability, inability to concentrate, and fatigue may signify that trauma has indeed occurred.

A traumatic brain injury will not always show up on an MRI or CAT scan. Dangerous or severe brain injuries can exist while imaging studies appear negative or normal. For example, shear injuries occur at the cellular level where the damage is microscopic in nature, which would not be revealed in conventional imaging techniques. Although it may not be obvious at the time, if you have suffered another serious injury as the result of a specific event, the probability of a brain injury greatly increases. If you suspect that you have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, yet conventional testing reveals no damage, you should seek a reputable neuro-psychologist who can test your brain function capacity.

The role of an attorney representing an individual who has suffered a traumatic brain injury is vital. Often it will be your lawyer who makes the referral to a neuro-psychologist and Life Care Planner. Our attorneys become your advocate in the medical and insurance community. They help ensure that you get the necessary specialized treatment–especially in cases where misdiagnosis or mistreatment is suspected. We have the experience and compassion necessary to act successfully on your behalf in your best interests.

Law Offices of Gary Green is a corporate sponsor of the Brain Injury Association (BIA) to whom a donation is given for every victim we represent. If you suspect you have suffered a traumatic brain injury call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:04

Wrongful Death

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

It is nothing short of a tragedy when a loved one’s death could have been avoided. In terms of the law, a wrongful death claim is when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity. Immediate family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim to recover damages from pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical costs, and other expenses.

These situations are not accidents when there is someone at fault. Most of our practice is devoted to wrongful death and personal injury claims. We know what to expect in your attempt to be compensated for a loss. We have the experience and the acumen to help you find justice and peace during your time of duress.

We accept wrongful death claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 21:47

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Personal injury damages can be both to the body and to the mind. When victims suffer from severe injury there is often reduced income and possibly a lost job. If the injured persons need medical care, it can become very expensive financially and mentally taxing, as the compromised lifestyle of the victim and their loved ones may suffer from stress, trauma and even depression. All of these damages can be reduced to a dollar sum in the eyes of the law, with compensation paid by those responsible. Monetary compensation is intended to put the victim back to where they should have been if the incident had not occurred and is an effort to return the injured to their normal lifestyle.

To insure all the rights of those injured are protected and the optimum compensation is obtained, the personal injury victim should consult with a law firm that is licensed to practice in the state where the incident occurred and have lawyers who have experience in the specific injury. Law Offices of Gary Green are located in Little Rock Arkansas, Memphis Tennessee and Springfield Missouri. Our lawyers are familiar with the individual laws of each state, and practice in the following types of injury:

The injured should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Not having a personal injury attorney can lead to problems with proving a case, obtaining fair compensation and possible issues arising from statutes of limitations.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss. You may also send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.