A personal injury law firm serving all of Providence County
Cranston, Rhode Island, a community of 80,000 located in the Providence metropolitan area, represents some of the best that New England has to offer. With cosmopolitan attractions such as Garden City and Chapel View, Cranston is no backwater. Nevertheless, its relatively small size and suburban atmosphere help it avoid many of the annoyances and dangers that characterize big-city life.
Cranston is well-known for its livability – in fact, in recent years, it has been recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine and the 24/7 Wall Street website, among others. Due to its low crime rate, the city is also well-known as one of America’s safest places to live.
Even one of the country’s safest cities suffers its share of traffic accidents, however. When accidents occur, lives can be devastated not only physically and emotionally, but also financially. Although Rhode Island personal injury law offers the right of full compensation for the victim of an accident that was someone else’s fault, effectively enforcing your rights normally requires the assistance of trained professionals. The Bottaro Law Firm is an award-winning Rhode Island personal injury law firm that delivers results for clients just like you year after year.
No two auto accident claims are alike – each case involves its own unique facts. We will listen carefully to your story and dig deeply into the facts until we understand your claim well enough to craft a strategy that is tailor-made for victory, instead of the kind of generic “one size fits all” strategy that satisfies most personal injury lawyers.
Most car accidents are caused by someone’s negligence, and most car accident claims are settled out of court with an insurance company that it initially reluctant to make a fair settlement offer. Our lawyers are skilled at both negotiating and litigating, and we are not afraid to confront insurance companies who seek to maximize their profits at your expense.
Because motorcycles are nearly invisible to many drivers and because motorcycles do not offer frame protection, motorcycle accident injuries are very frequently catastrophic or even fatal. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle injuries are:
- A driver’s failure to take the blind spot into account
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Failure to yield
- Road defects
- Defective parts or mechanical failures
- Opening car doors
In a serious accident, bike repair/replacement and medical bills are only the beginning of the compensation that you are entitled to. You may have missed weeks or months of work, for example, or you may never recover your full working ability. Even these losses may pale in comparison to the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Truck and Bus Accidents
Trucks and buses are so much more massive than the average vehicle that a collision with an average-sized automobile can crush it like an accordion. An 18-wheeler truck in particular can act like a missile when the driver loses control of it. A bus passenger might also be injured by broken glass, shifting luggage, or a collision with a seat or another passenger.
Since in truck and bus accident cases the driver is often formally employed by a transportation company, it is sometimes possible to file a claim against a trucking company or even the city government in addition to the driver him or herself. When a vehicle malfunction causes the accident, it is possible to file a claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the component that malfunctioned.
A personal injury claim is the type of claim you file when you are injured in a road accident. A wrongful death claim, by contrast, is the type of claim you file when someone dies in the accident. Rhode Island wrongful death law allows the executor of the deceased victim’s probate estate to file a wrongful death claim, with damages awarded go to surviving family members and heirs if there are any. Possible compensation includes:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses for the deceased victim
- Lost earnings for the deceased victim throughout the entire remaining life expectancy
- Pain and suffering endured by the deceased victim during the final illness or infirmity
- Loss of guidance, care and companionship by surviving family members
Contact the Professionals at Bottaro Law
At Bottaro Law, we stand confident in our long track record of success, and we will not rest until you receive the justice that you deserve. You don’t need to worry about how you will pay for a lawsuit, because we work on a contingency basis – if you don’t receive a verdict or settlement, you will owe us nothing. Call us today at 401-777-7777, contact us online, or stop by our main office at 100 Midway Road Suite 15 for a free initial consultation in your case.