Rhode Island and Massachusetts Fatigued Driving Lawyers
Studies show that driving while tired is every bit as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs—and just as likely to result in a serious car accident. The truth is that most Americans are functioning on far too little sleep in their daily lives. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that insufficient sleep is a “public health epidemic.”
Yet no matter how common driver fatigue may be, there is never an excuse to drive while drowsy. It takes just one moment of nodding off to cause a devastating accident. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash and you believe driver fatigue may have been a factor, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Drowsy driving is sometimes hard to prove, which is why you should consider hiring a law firm with the resources to handle your case. At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we are able to retain investigative experts who can help us determine the cause of your crash and hold at-fault parties accountable for their irresponsible decisions and behavior.
Unfortunately, at-fault drivers and their insurance companies are often quick to deny allegations of driver fatigue. Our Rhode Island and Massachusetts car accident lawyers are experienced with crashes caused by driver fatigue. We can advise you as to whether an insurance company’s offer is fair or not, and we want to help ensure you get the best possible results for your claim.
Call (401) 777-7777 or contact us online for a free case review anytime. We’ll even come to you if you can’t come to us. So don’t wait. Let the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC help protect your rights today.
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Rollover Accident Lawyers
Rollover accidents aren’t like other kinds of car crashes. In fact, they can occur even when there is only one vehicle involved, without any kind of conventional “crash” whatsoever—and the damages are almost always substantial. It’s important to understand how rollover accidents happen, which drivers are most susceptible to harm, and preventative measures that can be taken to avoid them.
It’s also vital to understand your rights under Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury law if you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident. If the crash happened as a result of another party’s negligence (as is often the case), you may be entitled to a substantial financial recovery. Unfortunately, getting the compensation you deserve isn’t as easy as it should be. All too often, insurance companies, employers, and vehicle manufacturers refuse to treat injury victims fairly until an experienced attorney steps in.
The attorneys at the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC have years of experience in aggressively representing drivers, passengers, and pedestrians injured in many types of car accidents, including vehicle rollovers. As an award-winning law firm with a record of results, you can rest assured that our experienced Rhode Island rollover accident attorneys will fight for your rights through the very end.
Rollover Crash Risk Factors
All of the following factors have been shown to significantly increase the risk of a roadway rollover:
- Driving a vehicle with a high center of gravity
Vehicles such as SUVs, pickup trucks, commercial trucks, school buses, tour buses, and vans may be more prone to rollovers. Our office can help you determine whether your car is among the worst offenders and how that information might factor into your case.
A trip is any hazard, obstruction, or abnormality in the roadway that causes a vehicle to become unbalanced, swerve suddenly, or lose control. Trips are the most common cause of rollovers, accounting for about 95% of all cases.
- Suddenly turning the wheel
Vehicles are designed for gradual, smooth changes in course or direction. Jerking the wheel sharply or abruptly can cause the vehicle to lose balance and flip over. This is referred to as an “untripped rollover.”
- Poor road conditions
Snow, ice, black ice, standing water, and heavy rain are all known to cause rollovers. In some cases, the weather accumulates on the road and acts as a trip. In other cases, the conditions cause the vehicle to skid or hydroplane, and when the driver responds with an abrupt correction of the steering wheel, an untripped rollover occurs.
- Negligent driving
Speed, distracted driving, fatigued driving, texting while driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence all greatly increase the likelihood of a rollover. This is true regardless of weather conditions or the type of vehicle involved.
The Rhode Island rollover accident attorneys at the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC work with experienced professionals in accident investigation and analysis. We can help you determine the precise cause of your rollover to identify which party is at fault.
Contact Us Today
If you’ve been injured or a loved one was hurt or killed in a rollover accident anywhere in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, the experienced lawyers at the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC want to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Get started now. Call (401) 777-7777 or contact us online 24/7 for a free case review.
Hit and Run
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
Suffering an injury in a car crash is bad enough on its own, but if the accident is someone else’s fault and that person is nowhere to be found, you may be wondering where you can turn for help.
Not only is leaving the scene of an accident illegal in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, it also complicates the injury claims process for hit and run victims like you. Without knowing the identity and insurance information of the other parties involved, it can be difficult to negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit for damages.
At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we understand the frustration and discouragement that can follow a hit and run injury. Fortunately, even when police aren’t able to find the hit-and-run driver, there are strategies available to ensure that your rights are still protected.
Our Rhode Island hit and run accident lawyers have years of experience handling difficult cases, and we want to help you too. Often, we find ourselves representing you against your own insurance company, insisting that they step up to the plate and protect you in the way they promised they would.
What Happens After a Hit and Run?
If the police are able to locate the driver who hit you before or during the course of your injury claim, we can pursue compensation directly from that person and their auto insurance company.
If the driver was uninsured or carried insufficient insurance coverage at the time of your accident, we can explore various options for compensation, such as uninsured motorist coverage, which may be included in your own auto insurance policy.
If the driver isn’t caught, you may still be able to apply your own insurance company’s uninsured motorist coverage and/or personal injury coverage. If your insurance company tries to resist the claim, which is likely, The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC wants to help. Our experienced Rhode Island hit and run accident lawyers know how to hold insurers accountable, so you have the best possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
Additionally, third parties—such as vehicle manufacturers, state and local governments, and other drivers—may share in the liability for your injuries. We can work with experts in the field to investigate your accident and uncover every potential source of liability.
Call Our Massachusetts & Rhode Island Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one were injured in a hit and run accident anywhere in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC is here to protect your rights. Call (401) 777-7777 or contact us online to get started. Your initial case review is free, and you only pay us attorney’s fees if we get money for you. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®.