MASSACHUSETTS FUNERAL HOME FAILS TO CLEAR ICE, INSURER PAYS $350,000 FOR INJURED KNEE AFTER 93A CLAIM

Massachusetts slip and fall injury attorneys

A few winters ago, Mr. Sampson attended a wake for his friend’s mother. He entered the building through a rear entrance; paid his respects; and then a funeral home employee held the door open as Mr. Sampson exited through the front entrance. Mr. Sampson made his way over to the handrail on the right side […]

Massachusetts SJC rules that Uber terms and conditions are not binding on passengers

Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that an Uber passenger did not enter into a binding contract by downloading the Uber app and clicking on a link stating that the passenger accepted Uber’s terms and conditions. This was a case alleging unlawful discrimination against a disabled passenger by Uber drivers, who refused to give rides to […]

Ballin Law Firm Wins $368,000 Verdict for Injured Massachusetts Police Officer for Fall on Icy Right-of-Way

Ballin & Associates has decades of experience with Massachusetts slip and fall injury claims

All business and property owners owe a basic duty to use reasonable care to combat the danger of slip and fall injuries on ice that everyone in Massachusetts faces each winter.  Massachusetts is not alone in dealing with these dangers.  Nationally is has been reported there were 20,000 injuries to workers in 2017 from ice, […]

$145,000 FOR MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER INJURED DURING DOMESTIC CALL

Police officer's injured knee sustained while on duty.

The law in Massachusetts is clear: The lawful orders of a Massachusetts police officer must be followed especially when making an arrest.  As per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268 Section 32B it is a crime to resist arrest.  As Massachusetts police officers know too well, though, there are frequent confrontations with those who refuse to […]

$128,519 ARBITRATION AWARD FOLLOWING $2,321 OFFER FROM DEFENDANT’S INSURER

It was a weekday, spring morning that started off like so many others.  As he has done countless times over the years Mr. Jones wakes up, gets ready for work, says goodbye to his family and starts his drive to the office 30 minutes away.  He drives a truck he borrowed from his boss because […]

$100,000 ARBITRATION AWARD AFTER REJECTING $3,000 FINAL OFFER FROM CLIENT’S INSURER FOR WRIST INJURY

There was never any question who was at fault for the motor vehicle accident – Jane Dose crossed over double yellow lines and crashed into the front driver’s side of a vehicle in which my client, Karla Platte, was a front seat passenger. Rather, there were disagreements as to the dollar value of Mrs. Platte’s […]

U.S. SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS CASE INVOLVING POLICE OFFICER INJURED AT A PROTEST

This article is a follow-up on our recent article about potential claims by police officers who are injured while responding to violent protests.  The US Supreme Court recently considered a case involving exactly that (DeRay McKesson v. John Doe).  While the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court without actually ruling on […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPER LAWYER” STEVEN M. BALLIN

Congratulations to Attorney Steven Ballin for being selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for the second year in a row. This distinction is reserved for only 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts who exhibit excellence in practice. Attorney Ballin earned a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton in […]

MASS POLICE INJURED IN RIOTS & PROTESTS CAN SEEK COMPENSATION FROM AGITATORS

Any Massachusetts police officer injured during riots are entitled to be compensated for their injuries.  The same Massachusetts laws on which we bring successful claims for Massachusetts police officers injured while making an arrest, struggling with a subject, breaking up a fight, or when assaulted by a subject apply to claims made by Massachusetts police […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPER LAWYER” ZACHARY M. BALLIN

Congratulations to Attorney Zachary M. Ballin for being named a 2020 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. This is his fourth year in a row named to the list.  It is an honor to be named among the Rising Stars, which includes no more than 2.5% of the state’s attorneys. Here are some of Attorney Ballin’s […]