I WAS IN A CRASH WHILE RIDING IN AN UBER CAR. WHOSE INSURANCE PAYS?

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As the use of Uber becomes more and more common across the country, so do crashes involving Uber drivers. In that situation, will the driver’s personal auto insurance cover any injuries or property damage caused by the crash? In general, the driver’s personal auto insurance will not provide coverage for any “driving for hire” activities […]

$1 MILLION FOR OFFICER’S FRIEND CUT OFF BY CAR

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Mr. Driver travels down a road he knows very well on a clear, Fall day.  He readies himself to turn left into a gas station. Sitting in the front passenger seat is his wife who sees a motorcyclist approaching from the opposite direction. She yells to watch out. Mr. Driver does not yield the right […]

MASS HEROES – HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY JOHN KOTFILA, JR.

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  Our lives are changing and becoming ever more interconnected through the now ever-present camera.  Yet the basic fundamentals and needs of our everyday lives are unchanged.  While safety and protection will never cease to top the list of our necessities, there are those who wish to sensationalize any individual incident involving an officer into […]

$500,000 FOR INJURED EMPLOYEE FROM EMPLOYER WHO LET ITS WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE LAPSE

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A 55 year old worker suffered second and third degree burns to his foot at work while cleaning heavy equipment with a high pressure steam power washer.  His employer had no workers compensation insurance at the time; the policy having been cancelled for non-payment of premiums months before.  The employee hired us after months of […]

TIME LIMIT EXPANDED TO BRING CHILD SEX ABUSE CASES

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This past December, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court approved a statute that expands the time limit to bring lawsuits for child sex abuse. This case arose out of a lawsuit by a woman who had been sexually abused by her uncle for many years when she was a child during the 1970’s. In the late […]

$20,000 FOR OFFICER BITTEN BY HOMEOWNER’S DOG

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In a quiet, residential community, a neighbor hears screaming from the backyard next door. The neighbor reports this to the police who respond to the house to check on the disturbance. The police knock on the door and announce themselves. No one answers. The police open a screen door and announce their presence again. Three German […]

$1.95 MILLION FOR OFFICER INJURED IN UNPLANNED WORK ZONE

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A contractor is doing construction work in a right turn lane at a busy intersection. The contractor decides to close off the right turn lane using some cones. Debbie Driver approaches the intersection. She intends on using the right turn lane, as she does every day on her way home from work. There are no […]

NURSES’ RIGHTS TO RECOVER AGAINST VIOLENT PATIENTS

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Nurses enjoy an extremely high level of trust and respect, which is well-deserved. Unfortunately, this level of respect does not prevent nurses from having one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries resulting from assaults. One study published in 2014 found that about one-third of the nursing staff at a big city hospital had been […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO BALLIN LAW’S ATTORNEY ZACHARY BALLIN

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Congratulations to Ballin Law’s Zachary M. Ballin, Esq. who has been named the Norfolk County Director for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors. The Young Lawyers Division’s mission is providing the necessary tools new practitioners need to excel, as well as providing opportunities for civic outreach, pro bono representation and networking with […]

$190,000 FOR LEG BROKEN ON ICY DRIVEWAY

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We will all be glad to forget the record snow falls this past winter when the last mound of snow and ice on our properties has melted away exposing green grass and clear sidewalks.  However, let’s not forget that just because there were record snowfalls, property owners are not excused from their legal responsibility to […]