Paul Johnson

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]