Paul Johnson

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

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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 […]

NO FREE BITES – DOG BITE LAW 101

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There’s an old saying that there are no bad dogs, only bad dog owners.  Massachusetts law recognizes the truth of the saying and holds dog owners responsible for injuries or property damage caused by dogs.  The following are some of the basic principles of the law relating to dogs. There is no such thing as […]

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INJURED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

Every municipal employee who is injured on the job by a third party is entitled to compensation for their injuries.

As most of you know, we frequently represent police officers and firefighters who are injured on duty by some negligent third party. What you may not know is that we also handle injury claims for all kinds of municipal employees who are injured at work by someone’s negligent actions. If someone who works for a […]

MASSACHUSETTS BANS HAND-HELD CELL PHONE USE BY DRIVERS AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Police will start issuing tickets on April 1, 2020. Penalties include monetary fines, driver safety courses, and insurance surcharges.

Distracted driving is a major cause of car crashes and serious injuries.  In 2017, there were 3,166 people killed in the U.S. in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.  It has been reported that every day, nationwide, 1,000 people are injured in accidents caused by distracted driving.  Massachusetts has finally passed a law that should help […]

HEARING LOSS FROM DEFECTIVE EAR PLUGS?

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We have been getting reports of police officers and veterans who are suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus which may be the result of the use of defective earplugs. The earplugs in question were known as “Combat Arms” earplugs, manufactured by 3M Corporation, and looked like this: 3M sold these ear plugs to the US […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]