St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Having Fun While Being Safe

March 15th, 2019

Did you know that Rhode Island is ranked 5th in the country for residents claiming Irish ancestry? St. Patrick’s Day, however, is the day that everyone is Irish – inviting people to party with a lot of beer and corned beef. This weekend might be an enticing time to push your luck, but always be […]

Rhode Island Liquor Liability Lawyer Tips: Social Host Laws

March 13th, 2019

Want to know what upsets a jury? In my experience as a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer, there is nothing a jury dislikes more than serious injury or death resulting from alcohol use in a drunk driver or other at fault person.  Drunk driving has serious consequences, including wrongful death in some cases.  At The […]

3 Super Bowl 2019 Commercials That Highlight The Dangers of Car Accidents And Personal Injury

February 6th, 2019

Did you watch the 2019 Super Bowl commercials?  As a Rhode Island and Massachusetts car accident personal injury lawyer, I was struck by 3 commercials: “Miracle Violinist” Manami Ito Awes Audience in “The World’s Best” Commercial After the Super Bowl, CBS aired a new series called “The World’s Best,” a competition that showcases all sorts […]

North Providence Police Car Accident: Woman Faces DUI Charge

February 1st, 2019

A North Providence Rhode Island Police officer‘s cruiser was recently struck head-on by a woman on Douglas Avenue at about 1 A.M. The young lady’s Jeep crossed the center line and hit the police cruiser, both cars resulting with heavy front-end damage. The Fire Department had to free the officer, who was trapped inside his […]

Rhode Island Massachusetts Drunk Driving Car Accident: Personal Injury Best Practices

August 14th, 2018

One of the most common types of car accidents are drunk driving auto accidents. Unfortunately, these car accidents happen far too often than they should, despite drinking and driving being illegal. As of tomorrow, August 15th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be launching their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign including in […]

“Drowsy Driving” Car Accident – Like Driving Drunk

August 7th, 2018

Did you know that studies have shown that car accidents from people driving drowsy are as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and just as likely to result in a serious car accident. Drowsy Driving – How Similar is it to Driving under the Influence Getting an insufficient amount of sleep […]

Have a Happy (and Safe) 4th of July – From Your Personal Injury Lawyer

July 3rd, 2018

Happy Fourth of July! Here at The Bottaro Law Firm, we join you in celebrating our freedom this week! Fourth of July is a great time to be patriotic and celebrate with friends and family – but it’s also a time when we see many personal injuries from car accidents throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. […]

Attorney Mike Bottaro Obtains $129,000.00 Drunk Driving Settlement

June 18th, 2018

Attorney Mike Bottaro Obtains $129,000.00 Drunk Driving Settlement   It’s our worst nightmare – a sudden head on collision injuring our loved ones.  When a drunk driver struck his clients head on – personal injury attorney Mike Bottaro fought to achieve justice. Drunk Driver Head on Car Crash One evening, our clients, a married couple, […]

Drinking and Driving During the Holiday Season

December 27th, 2017

Everyone knows the holiday season is supposed to be a festive and happy time spent with family and friends, but drinking and driving can put a damper on the merriment. According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year’s involve drunk drivers, […]

Massachusetts Drivers Still Not Entitled to Attorney Before Breathalyzer Test

September 20th, 2016

Experienced Lawyer Defending Driver’s in Massachusetts and Rhode Island On August 15, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts reaffirmed its holding that a vehicle driver does not have the right to counsel under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution or Article 12 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights before deciding to […]

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