While drunk driving accident fatalities continue to decrease annually, drunk driving is still a problem. Drinking and driving is careless and dangerous, and drunk drivers know this. However, people continue to get behind the wheel when intoxicated, and this leads to accidents. Alcohol-related crashes can be devastating for the victim, the driver, and their families, even if only minor physical injuries occur.

In the event of a drunk driving accident, not only are victims entitled to compensation, but there may be cause for compensation for family as well. Those affected may be unaware that they are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit or even a wrongful death suit, because they are not fully aware of the law, their rights, and how deeply they are truly impacted by the reckless actions of a drunk driver. This is why victims of drunk driving accidents and their families need to contact a personal injury lawyer like Law Office of Gary Green immediately.

For victims that suffer physical injuries, they often are impacted for their whole lives. Sometimes these physical injuries could bar them from enjoying everyday activities, or prevent them from working. They could be impacted by short or long term pain and suffering, both physically and mentally, and they may be entitled to compensation for this. These victims should consult with a personal injury attorney to recover monetary losses from lost wages, property damage, and more. They may be entitled to punitive damages as well.

Of course, fatalities are a horrible, devastating effect of drunk driving. When someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash, the loss of life isn’t the only effect. The families of both the victim and the driver could face a lifetime of mental anguish and stress. The victim’s family could be entitled to recover monetary compensation due to the loss of their loved one for this emotional distress, loss of companionship, and for comfort and care. The drunk driver’s family may also feel financial pressure, as they could endure civil litigation.

There are many negative effects for the drunk driver as well. Of course, they may be injured or even die in the crash, but even if they are uninjured, a major drunk driving effect is the feeling that life is over due to consequences they will endure. Drunk drivers can face penalties, fines, jail time, and other repercussions such as being barred from certain types of employment. If they were the cause of a drunk driving accident that harmed a victim or took a life, they will have to live with that for the rest of their lives, and might even pay for it through court-ordered penalties or civil suits.

The effects of drunk driving accidents are devastating for everyone involved. If you or a loved one have been the victim of drunk driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green today toll free at 1-888-442-7947 or by email to ggreen@ggreen.com for a no obligation consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer or wrongful death attorney today.

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 22:41

Toxic Torts

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Toxic tort cases are complex litigation cases that seek recourse for a person injured by hazardous materials and chemicals. In the United States, toxic materials are found in the air, water, food, work place, and even at home. Harmful substances include lead paint, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic mold, pesticides, chemicals and asbestos.

Many people come in contact with toxic materials by occupational exposure or pharmaceutical drugs. Because of the abundance of toxic materials in our country, there is a serious risk of exposure that can lead to  injury, disease, and death. Victims of a personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance may seek recourse for serious injuries.

Additionally, these cases often result in a class action law suit, because toxic exposure usually affects more than one person.

If you or a loved one has had an injury or illness due to a toxic substance, we may be able to help. If you have any questions or need additional information, call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:10

Car Accidents

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Motor vehicle collisions are road traffic incidents which usually involve at least one road vehicle colliding with another vehicle, another road user, a stationary roadside object or tire failure, and which usually result in injury or property damage. On average, there are more than 6 million car collisions on the roads of the US, annually.

More than 3 million people are injured due to motor vehicle collisions, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent. There are in excess of 40,000 deaths due to car wrecks every year. About 40% of fatalities occur because of a drunken driver. About 30% of fatalities can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% and above, because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in a wreck.

The majority of motor vehicle collisions could be avoided if only the vehicle’s operators drove more responsibly. Unfortunately, drivers can be easily distracted by so many things such as conversations with passengers, playing with the radio, eating or drinking, and talking on cellular phones. The collisions that ensue are not accidents if the drivers were responsible for their vehicles. Even if you are a responsible driver and do not give in to distractions, that does not guarantee that you cannot be involved in a collision due to the fault of another careless driver. Knowing how to drive is not enough anymore with so many vehicles on the road. However, knowing how to drive defensively and being cautious of other drivers is one way to improve one’s chances of avoiding a motor vehicle collision.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, have questions or need additional information please 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 22:07

Railroad Crossing Litigation

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

A train kills someone every one hundred minutes in America. There are more than 300,000 public rail grade crossings in the United States:

  • More than 80% do not have lights and gates
  • One third have no active warning device of any kind
  • For many of these crossings, warning time is often minimal to nonexistent and pedestrians and motorists are made unknowingly susceptible to the liability of an approaching train
  • Occupants of a motor vehicle that collides with a train are 40 times more likely to die, than if they had collided with another motor vehicle
  • More than half of all railroad mishaps occur at these unprotected crossings

With all this information it is hard to consider any damage sustained by unsafe railroad crossings as simple accidents. For those lucky enough to survive, the injuries sustained are typically life threatening, requiring extensive surgical intervention, many necessitating amputation. The injuries resulting from a child playing on or around railroad tracks or a motor vehicle’s collision with a train only emphasizes the need for limited access to railway areas and increased warning devices.

Trains cannot stop in time to prevent a collision from occurring. While an automobile traveling 50 miles per hour requires approximately 50 feet to come to a stop, it takes a train over a mile and a half, more than 150 times longer, to stop traveling from the same rate of speed. While grade crossing warning signals have become more high tech and rail traffic has steadily increased, the railroads responsible for maintenance have continuously reduced their workforce, leaving the public at increased risk.

At Law Offices of Gary Green, we have experience and familiarity with railroad crossing litigation. Liability can be established against the railroad by proving vegetation was allowed to grow too high in the right of way, blocking the view of both the engineer and the driver of the vehicle. Often, engineers do not blow the required whistle sequence because the whistle is so deafeningly loud in the cab of the train. However, the train’s black box can be retrieved which will show use of the whistle and speed of the train prior to impact. Communications between the train crew and dispatchers are recorded. These recordings, through contentious discovery, can be key in establishing liability against the railroad.

If you or a loved one has had an injury involving railroad crossings or a train collision, 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 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.