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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPER LAWYER” STEVEN M. BALLIN

Steven M. Ballin, Esq.

Congratulations to Attorney Steven Ballin for being selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for the second year in a row. This distinction is reserved for only 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts who exhibit excellence in practice. Attorney Ballin earned a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton in […]

MASS POLICE INJURED IN RIOTS & PROTESTS CAN SEEK COMPENSATION FROM AGITATORS

Agitators in the crowd during a riot or a protest who incite or encourage violence against police can be held liable to an injured police officer.

Any Massachusetts police officer injured during riots are entitled to be compensated for their injuries.  The same Massachusetts laws on which we bring successful claims for Massachusetts police officers injured while making an arrest, struggling with a subject, breaking up a fight, or when assaulted by a subject apply to claims made by Massachusetts police […]

$900,000 FOR OFFICER HIT BY HOME HEALTH AID DRIVING TO PATIENT’S HOME

The home health aide industry usually avoids liability by not paying employees until they arrive at the patient’s home. Not this time.

The morning started out great for young Officer Williams.  He was working as a special police officer on his first road detail.  He’d spent the summer interning for a local department prior to returning for his last year of college.  Standing on the grassy shoulder to the side of the road, he chatted with Officer […]

POLICE MUST CONSIDER THEIR OWN SAFETY ON ROAD DETAILS

Ensuring that Traffic Control Plans are prepared by companies working on the roads protects everyone, including hired police officers.

As the warm weather approaches, so does the increase in road work which requires a police presence to protect the workers and traveling public.  The National Safety Council reported in 2018 over 46,000 people were injured or killed in crashes within roadway work zone sites.  Police officers who work details in these zones are often […]

Contacting Us and Valuable Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Ballin & Associates is there for you regarding any existing or new matters as we continue to diligently work through this unprecedented public health crisis.  All our attorneys and administrative staff are working remotely and in constant contact with each other and our clients.  As usual you can contact either our general office number at […]

INSULATION CONTRACTOR CAUSES HOUSE FIRE & PAYS $1.6 MILLION TO INJURED FIREFIGHTER

Beware of the hidden dangers when insulating an attic with blown-in cellulose insulation to save money on heating bills.  Some insulation contractors have awful safety records.

The Smiths had enough of high heating bills.  They call Cramden Inc. for a free energy audit.  Cramden Inc. runs the free energy audit program for local utility companies.  Cramden Inc.’s energy specialist recommends installing blown-in cellulose insulation in the attic floor to limit heat loss from the living space below.  The Smiths sign a […]

$1 MILLION FOR PASSENGER’S FRACTURED HIP FROM OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASH

Farm owners make their off-road UTV available during their annual party. A teenage guest is in the passenger seat when another guest crashes the UTV into a tree.

Off-road vehicle operators and passengers frequently suffer serious injuries in crashes, even at lower speeds than in a car or truck.  There is typically little to no protection for occupants depending on the type of off-road vehicle.  These vehicles are often referred to as all-terrain vehicles or ATVs.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “SUPERLAWYER” STEVEN M. BALLIN

Attorney Steven Ballin

Congratulations to Attorney Steven Ballin for being selected to the 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. This distinction is reserved for only 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. Attorney Ballin earned a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the State University of New York […]

DON’T WORRY ABOUT PRIOR CONDITIONS

Attorney Steven Ballin

A police officer injured on duty can make a valuable claim against a negligent third party, even when the current injury involves a body part injured or operated on in the past or has been chronically problematic.  It is not unusual for an officer to re-injure a back, shoulder, knee, wrist, or ankle during an […]

$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 […]