CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPERLAWYER” ZACHARY M. BALLIN

ZMB

Congratulations to Attorney Zachary Ballin for being named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for 2017. 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 recent results: $482,647.00 Arbitration Award for nurse who suffered crush injury to her […]

$500,000 AND FULL WAGE BENEFITS FOR SPECIAL OFFICER INJURED-ON-DUTY

Cruiser door removed with saw

Erica DiMaio suddenly veers over double yellow lines on Main Street. Three eyewitnesses watch in horror as Ms. DiMaio violently crashes head on into a police cruiser operated by Officer Avery. The Fire Department is already on scene by the time Officer Avery comes to. He wakes up to the sounds of firefighters using a […]

JURY VERDICT: $385,000 FOR WORKER’S BROKEN WRIST CAUSED BY CONTRACTOR’S DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT

A contractor knows its bucket truck is missing the control guard but lends it out anyway to a company that lifts workers high in the air with chainsaws. What could go wrong?

A contractor’s bucket truck is missing a piece of safety equipment – a fiberglass guard that keeps debris away from the hand controls in the bucket. Nevertheless, the contractor lends the bucket truck to a tree-cutting company. A lifetime arborist has a working interview with the tree cutting company, which requires him to use the […]

DOES FLO KNOW ABOUT THIS?

You might be surprised by this strategy Progressive used to leave its customer high and dry after we filed a lawsuit.

Progressive Insurance has one of the most visible advertising campaigns in the U.S. and promotes themselves as a top-notch insurance company committed to customer service at the highest level. But in the real world, Progressive sometimes employs a strategy that leaves its customers high and dry when they get sued. We are handling a case […]

$150,000 FOR OFFICER EXECUTING SEARCH WARRANT

$150k for Officer Executing Search Warrant - icy stairs

A landlord’s tenant is the subject of a drug investigation by a joint task force.  With three knock and announce narcotic search warrants in hand, the police enter the landlord’s multi-unit rental property through the front entrance without incident.  The police search the tenant’s second floor apartment.  The police find a bag filled with heroin […]

$6 MILLION PAID TO FAMILY OF OFFICER KILLED ON DETAIL

$6 Million for Officer Killed on Detail - contrtactor's truck blocking lane

A contractor parks two large utility trucks back to back while setting up for an ongoing project on Main Street at an intersection with Booth Street.  There is heavy traffic in this area with vehicles approaching the work site from multiple directions.  Many of the vehicles pass alongside the two trucks and crew, while others […]

$225,000 FOR OFFICER IN CRUISER HIT IN AN INTERSECTION

Intersection crash

Paul Arret drives north, approaching an intersection in a residential neighborhood with his grandson in the front passenger seat. A police cruiser drives west approaching the same intersection.  Mr. Arret has a stop sign. The police officer does not. Mr. Arret does not stop. The two vehicles collide in the middle of the intersection. Francis […]

ICE FALLS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS

Picture5

Ice is very good at two things: Being very slippery and melting. Promptly taking photographs after a slip and fall might keep your personal injury claim from going down the drain. Now that winter is almost here, it is worthwhile to think about what to do if you are injured as a result of slipping […]

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM ATTORNEY STEVEN BALLIN

smb

I have been very fortunate to have traveled abroad on a number of occasions.  I always make a point to chat up the locals when I travel and learn more about their country and lives.  For example, on the same days I saw beautiful vineyards or pristine beaches and blue water, I learned from locals […]

PLAYING WITH FIRE INSIDE MULTI-UNIT BUILDING COSTS FIREBUG $340,000 FOR FIREFIGHTER’S INJURED KNEE

firebug

It is a snowy, Sunday night and 17-year-old James Flare is home alone with nothing to do. So, he heads down to the basement with a handful of road flares. He sets his iPhone up and records himself so he can show his friends later. James lights one of the flares and aims it at […]