$2 MILLION FOR OFFICER STRUCK ON DETAIL
What can officers do today to protect themselves in case they are catastrophically injured in the future?
<a>$90,000 FOR FIREFIGHTER HIT WHILE FIGHTING BIG-RIG FIRE</a>
The responsible party had limited insurance coverage. Thankfully, the firefighter’s personal auto insurance provided additional protection.
FIREFIGHTERS’ LEGAL RIGHTS TO MAKE CLAIMS FOR ON DUTY INJURIES VS. RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
How the legal elimination of the “firefighter’s rule” and “assumption of risk” defense affects public safety officers …
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE TROOPERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
The fact that a Massachusetts State Trooper’s injury occurs in the line of duty does not mean that the trooper cannot recover for their injuries.
WE DON’T JUST REPRESENT INJURED POLICE – WE ALSO REPRESENT ANYONE WRONGFULLY INJURED
For over 34 years BallinLaw has earned a reputation for our dedication to Massachusetts injured police officers and the successful outcomes we continue to achieve in collecting substantial compensation from the responsible third parties who injure them on and off the job. We have also had the privilege of successfully representing many of their family […]
$500,000 RECOVERED BY RETIRED OFFICER INJURED ON DETAIL
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.
INJURED MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICERS CAN MAKE VALUABLE CLAIMS AGAINST THE PERSONS OR COMPANIES WHO INJURED THEM
I have represented police officers against those who have caused their injuries for most of my 40-year career. I’ve spoken at countless departments across the Commonwealth and lectured for several of the most prominent Massachusetts police organizations and unions. At BallinLaw we’ve represented police officers in the majority of our cities and towns. And I’ve […]
$2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR POLICE OFFICER INJURED ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION DETAIL
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.
MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER COLLECTS $200,000 AFTER INJURING KNEE RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC INCIDENT
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 […]
INJURED MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER WINS ARBITRATION FOR AGGRAVATION OF PREEXISTING CONDITION
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 […]
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, […]
$145,000 FOR MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER INJURED DURING DOMESTIC CALL
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 […]
U.S. SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS CASE INVOLVING POLICE OFFICER INJURED AT A PROTEST
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
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 […]
$100,000 FOR MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT BY HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHILE ON A DETAIL
What happens when a car hits a Massachusetts Police Officer on duty and drives away before anyone catches its license plate? The officer’s salary and medical bills will be covered under Chapter 41, but who pays for all the overtime and detail shifts that officer misses while out injured and the massive disruption to the […]