Distracted Driving

Distracted Drivers Are Major Concern in Massachusetts

Distracted Driving

Massachusetts Attorney Serving Victims of Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers According to information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight Americans are killed every day and more than 1,100 are injured daily in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. And, while a great deal of appropriate attention has been given to…

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Smartwatches — Another Potential Source of Distraction for Drivers

Distracted Driving

RI & MA Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Drivers Distracted by Smarwatches The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that distracted drivers led to 424,000 injury accidents and 3,154 deaths in a recent year. Common forms of distraction include eating, daydreaming, adjusting in-vehicle systems, and cellphone use. With the advent of the smartwatch, a new…

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Driving Selfies — a Dangerous New Trend

Distracted Driving

Experienced Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Distracted Drivers in MA and RI Over the past few years, a dangerous new trend has evolved — driving selfies. Taking a picture of oneself is not necessarily dangerous — unless you are behind the wheel. In fact, driving selfies are an extremely dangerous form of distracted driving, capable…

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Nearly 10 People Killed Daily from Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Attorneys Helping Families and Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Drivers have a responsibility to themselves, their passengers, and others sharing the roadways. All drivers must refrain from engaging in activities which could cause them to become distracted from the task of driving. Any driver who allows his or her eyes…

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Pet-Induced Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

RI & MA Pet Caused Accident Attorney How many of us have considered the consequences of an unrestrained pet riding in the car?  Every 18 minutes, a car crash occurs as the result of a loose pet in the vehicle, says Paws to Click. Many of us enjoy the companionship of our pets in our…

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Staying Safe in Stop and Go Traffic

Distracted Driving

Whether you are sitting in rush hour or on a long drive to the beach, stop-and-go traffic can be frustrating and extremely tiresome. You are ready to be at your destination, but you’re trapped among a sea of vehicles – often seemingly for no good reason at all. When stuck in stop-and-go traffic, it is…

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Reminder: Scholarship Applications Due May 1, 2015

Community

On February 17, 2015, we announced the Bottaro Law Firm’s “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship. The application window is still open, and we encourage all undergraduate students to apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. The $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student on June 1 for the Fall 2015 semester. About the…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands of innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians every year. From texting your friends to reading a map, it is never a good idea to do things behind the wheel that take your eyes and mind off of the road. While we all know that distracted driving is…

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Rhode Island Law Firm Campaigns to End Distracted Driving

Car Accident

The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, the Bottaro Law Firm has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. As of April 2015, we have created our second…

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Why Do Drivers Knowingly Put Themselves and Others at Risk?

Car Accident

A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) highlights some startling driving behaviors despite broad awareness that these behaviors may cause serious injury or death. Risky Driving Habits Have you engaged in any of these risky driving behaviors in the last month? Running red lights: according to study, 36% of drivers run red lights. That’s…

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