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$100,000 FOR OFFICER INJURED IN HIT-AND-RUN DURING WELFARE CHECK

It all started as a simple welfare check but quickly turned into a 100+ MPH police chase after the defendant hit an officer.

Elaina Bayless parks at local beach, gets high, and passes out.  Conducting a wellness check, Police Sergeant George Farrey sees Ms. Bayless’ unconscious body slumped over in the driver’s seat.  Sergeant Farrey bangs on the window, waking up Ms. Bayless.  Sergeant Farrey opens the door and notices a hypodermic needle on the console.  Ms. Bayless […]

ALARMING NUMBER OF INJURIES AT NEW ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Since opening on June 14th, Wrentham Fire Department has made eight emergency responses to Supercharged Entertainment. Fox25 News interviewed Attorney Jared Ballin about the effect of signing Supercharged’s liability waiver.

Attorney Jared Ballin of our office was interviewed by Fox25 News today, regarding an alarming number of serious injuries to customers at the new SuperCharged Entertainment go-kart, trampoline, and ninja warrior facility in Wrentham.  Here is a link to one of the news stories Fox 25 has already run.  We will post a link to […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPERLAWYER” ZACHARY M. BALLIN

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Congratulations to Attorney Zachary M. Ballin for being named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for 2018. This is his second 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 […]

ICE FALLS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS ARE NON-TAXABLE

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Our clients often ask whether they will have to pay income taxes on the amounts we recover for them when they have been injured.  The answer is no.  Personal injury settlements and verdicts based on physical injuries are non-taxable.  The idea is that people receiving money from settlements and verdicts are not gaining anything as […]

MAJOR CHANGES TO JURY TRIALS

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By Attorney Paul Johnson A new bill signed into law by Governor Patrick this past August will not only permit Massachusetts lawyers to question jurors during the selection process, but also will allow attorneys to suggest a specific dollar amount for the jury’s verdict. When prospective jurors are brought into a court room, they go […]

THE “EGGSHELL SKULL” RULE

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Did a new injury make an old condition worse or act up again? Massachusetts law has your back, so to speak. An injured person has the right to be compensated for a new injury, which aggravates a pre-existing condition. Since 1935, the law in Massachusetts has been clear that an injured person has the right […]