Marie gave me the time to properly negotiate a fair settlement. After a few months of back-and-forth with the insurer, we resolved the case for over double the initial offer.
Officer Jay was working details in retirement when a drunk driver wiped him out. Without enough auto insurance to cover his injuries, he turned to us and we fought to get him what was fair.
To prove the full extent of her injuries and that she had not completely healed, I set her up for an examination with Dr. Jones, whose report reflected that she never had any prior issues with her hip and low back, and the injury and residual issues with her hip and low back would likely be permanent. About a week after receiving the report, the offer more than doubled.
The dump truck operator violated one of the cardinal rules of construction site safety – never back up any vehicle if you do not know what is behind you. We filed a lawsuit on behalf of Officer Walsh against the construction company.
As usual, the insurers for the contractors and their attorneys tried to put all the blame on Officer Shea, for getting to close to the excavator. Our response was that the risk that someone is within the “swing radius” of the excavator is the exact reason why the operator needs to make sure that no one is in the area before swinging the excavator around. We did all the work necessary to take the case to trial. Once we had demonstrated that we were fully prepared to try the case if we did not get a decent settlement offer, the contractors’ insurers agreed to go to mediation. The mediation was conducted over ZOOM, and we were able to settle the case for $305,000.
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 […]
A few years ago, I wrote about Arthur Vee’s case. Arthur was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by a motorist who was turning left into a gas station. Arthur suffered horrific, permanent injuries to his leg. The defendant operator had $250,000 of coverage on his auto policy; however, I discovered after filing […]
Domestic violence is a significant problem in this country As we have written before, the law in Massachusetts is clear: the lawful orders of a Massachusetts police officer must be followed especially when making an arrest. As per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268 Section 32B, it is a crime to resist arrest. As Massachusetts police […]
Preexisting conditions do not prevent you from recovering compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. The law in in Massachusetts is clear, you are entitled to full compensation for any aggravation of a preexisting condition, which means compensation for however the condition is made worse. This is just as true for Massachusetts Police Officers […]
MASSACHUSETTS FUNERAL HOME FAILS TO CLEAR ICE, INSURER PAYS $350,000 FOR OFF-DUTY KNEE INJURY AFTER 93A CLAIM
A few winters ago, Mr. Sampson attended a wake for his friend’s mother. He entered the building through a rear entrance; paid his respects; and then a funeral home employee held the door open as Mr. Sampson exited through the front entrance. Mr. Sampson made his way over to the handrail on the right side […]
Ballin Law Firm Wins $368,000 Verdict for Injured Massachusetts Police Officer for Fall on Icy Right-of-Way
All business and property owners owe a basic duty to use reasonable care to combat the danger of slip and fall injuries on ice that everyone in Massachusetts faces each winter. Massachusetts is not alone in dealing with these dangers. Nationally is has been reported there were 20,000 injuries to workers in 2017 from ice, […]
The law in Massachusetts is clear: The lawful orders of a Massachusetts police officer must be followed especially when making an arrest. As per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268 Section 32B it is a crime to resist arrest. As Massachusetts police officers know too well, though, there are frequent confrontations with those who refuse to […]
It was a weekday, spring morning that started off like so many others. As he has done countless times over the years Mr. Jones wakes up, gets ready for work, says goodbye to his family and starts his drive to the office 30 minutes away. He drives a truck he borrowed from his boss because […]
$100,000 ARBITRATION AWARD AFTER REJECTING $3,000 FINAL OFFER FROM CLIENT’S INSURER FOR WRIST INJURY
There was never any question who was at fault for the motor vehicle accident – Jane Dose crossed over double yellow lines and crashed into the front driver’s side of a vehicle in which my client, Karla Platte, was a front seat passenger. Rather, there were disagreements as to the dollar value of Mrs. Platte’s […]
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 […]