“Fender Benders” Car Accidents In Rhode Island and Massachusetts: What You Need To Know

October 8th, 2019

As a young lawyer, one of the seemingly smallest cases in the personal injury firm’s office involved a car accident with little visible damage.  A few years later, it turned into one of the biggest cases after a jury returned a 7 figure million dollar verdict, finding that our client had suffered a brain injury.  […]

From Your Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer: Exhaustion Causing Crashes

September 13th, 2019

My team and I fight for justice everyday for our Rhode Island and Massachusetts car accident clients just like you.  One trend we have seen lately is the drowsy driving causing personal injuries.  Today, I am going to bring same awareness to this issue. Drowsy Driving in the Media Recently, country singer Kylie Rae Harris […]

Best Rhode Island and Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Tips: Getting Compensatory Damages.

September 12th, 2019

How can your personal injury lawyer get you the best settlement after a car accident?  In my years of experience, preparation and knowledge are key. Today, I am blogging about a part of your monetary settlement known as “compensatory damages.” Different Types of Monetary Damages After A Car Accident As the plaintiff or claimant, we […]

Rhode Island Personal Injury Best Practices: Is it Worse to get into an Auto Accident in an Older Car?

August 30th, 2019

Is there a correlation between the age of a vehicle and the amount of damages that occur in an auto accident? According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, older vehicles are less safe than new cars, and drivers or passengers face an increased risk of more severe personal injuries in […]

Slip and Fall Lawyer Update: Rhode Island Passes Law Eliminating The “Open and Obvious” Doctrine

August 9th, 2019

If you have suffered a personal injury form a Rhode Island slip and fall, there is a new law that helps with your case.  In today’s personal injury blog, I will address this new law and how it will help you as our client:  The “Open and Obvious” Doctrine – What is it? If you […]

Rhode Island Personal Injury Best Tips: How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue In Rhode Island?

July 18th, 2019

Today, I am blogging about an important topic – if you have suffered injuries in a Rhode Island car accident, there are potentially several time deadlines that start ticking right away.   One of the biggest reasons why you need our help is to comply properly and understand these time deadlines. Rhode Island Personal Injury Statutes […]

Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney Best Practices: Is Summer Driving More Dangerous than Winter Driving?

June 21st, 2019

In Rhode Island, the weather is extremely unpredictable. But, wouldn’t it make the most sense that the winter months are more dangerous when it comes to driving? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the summer months actually have more traffic fatalities. Not only are there more driving related accidents – but motorcyclists are […]

Car Accident in Massachusetts, But I’m a Rhode Island Resident. What Next?

June 20th, 2019

The car accident happened in Massachusetts, but I’m a Rhode Island resident. What do I do? I’m personal injury attorney Mike Bottaro and I get this question all the time. Let me share a big time settlement we reached in just this situation. Our client lives in North Smithfield and was struck head on by […]

Rhode Island Auto Accident Injury Decision: Know Your Legal Rights

June 19th, 2019

What legal duties does your auto insurance company owe you after a car accident in Rhode Island?  Recently, the Rhode Island Supreme Court revisited some issues that shed light on this question in a case entitled, Summit Insurance Company v. Eric Stricklett, et al., 199 A.3d 523 (R.I. 2019).  If you have been injured in […]

Federal Investigation Started in GM Due to Seat Belt Recall of 1.4 Million Vehicles

June 14th, 2019

In 2014, General Motors recalled 1.4 million vehicles – Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Arcadias, Buick Enclaves, and Saturn Outlooks for a seat belt issue. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started an investigation regarding the effectiveness of the recall remedy. There were four complaints about the recall – which was because a risk that […]

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