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 […]

Would Sobriety Checkpoints in Rhode Island Result in Fewer Drunk Driving Accidents?

April 11th, 2016

Legal Help for Victims of Drunk Drivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island More than 10,000 Americans die each year in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That’s more than one person per hour. Police officers in 38 states and the District of Columbia utilize sobriety checkpoints to one degree or another in an attempt to identify and arrest […]

The High Price of Driving While Intoxicated

November 17th, 2015

Attorneys Serving Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Driving under the influence kills. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that someone dies every 51 minutes in an accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver. When you add in collisions involving drivers under the influence of prescription medications and illegal drugs, […]

Alcohol Awareness Month

April 17th, 2015

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, as designated by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). Each year, NCADD and numerous other organizations use Alcohol Awareness Month as an opportunity to enhance public understanding and encourage their local communities to get proactive about alcohol-related issues. This year’s theme for Alcohol Awareness Month is, “For […]

Preventing Alcohol-Related Car Accidents Over the Holidays

November 26th, 2014

During the holidays, it is no surprise that we see more drivers on the road who are driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. While the numbers of DUI-related motor vehicle deaths are starting to decrease each year – thanks to the adoption of the 0.08 BAC limit and greater public awareness – there has […]

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