$7.5 Million Liquor Liability Settlement for Injured Motorcycle Passenger

Prevent Underage Drinking

Shortly after midnight, on the main street of a local town in metro-Boston, the 20-year-old boyfriend operates his motorcycle in a 30-mph zone. He approaches a curve in the road which he was very familiar with.  The boyfriend brakes hard. The motorcycle skids, the boyfriend loses control and jumps off the motorcycle. The female passenger […]

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

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 […]

POLICE MUST CONSIDER THEIR OWN SAFETY ON ROAD DETAILS

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

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.  […]

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

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 […]

DON’T WORRY ABOUT PRIOR CONDITIONS

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 […]

$6 MILLION PAID TO FAMILY OF OFFICER KILLED ON DETAIL

A contractor parks two large utility trucks back to back while setting up for an ongoing project on Main Street at an intersection with Booth Street.  There is heavy traffic in this area with vehicles approaching the work site from multiple directions.  Many of the vehicles pass alongside the two trucks and crew, while others […]

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM ATTORNEY STEVEN BALLIN

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 […]

$1.95 MILLION FOR OFFICER INJURED IN UNPLANNED WORK ZONE

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 […]

$190,000 FOR LEG BROKEN ON ICY DRIVEWAY

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 […]