The Scary Realization of Distracted Driving

December 29th, 2017

Some might think that distracted driving only occurs when the driver is texting. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, or fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation […]

Hands-Free Technology Is Still Distracting Drivers

November 10th, 2017

Distracted drivers are the top cause of car accidents in the United States today. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated total of 660,000 drivers are using electronic devices while driving and a total of 3,477 people were killed by distracted drivers in 2015 alone. In an effort to reduce the number […]

6 Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Texting While Driving

April 12th, 2017

April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as we head into the warm weather season, it is more important than ever to warn our younger drivers about the dangers associated with texting while driving. Attorney Bottaro is the founder of The Bottaro Law Firm LLC, a personal injury law firm serving residents […]

Distracted Drivers Are Major Concern in Massachusetts

May 6th, 2016

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 […]

Smartwatches — Another Potential Source of Distraction for Drivers

January 14th, 2016

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 […]

Driving Selfies — a Dangerous New Trend

December 28th, 2015

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 […]

Nearly 10 People Killed Daily from Distracted Driving

December 14th, 2015

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 […]

Pet-Induced Distracted Driving

June 2nd, 2015

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 […]

Staying Safe in Stop and Go Traffic

May 25th, 2015

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 […]

Reminder: Scholarship Applications Due May 1, 2015

April 21st, 2015

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 […]