Category: Jury Trials

Mike Bottaro

As I write this, our law firm has 6 personal injury cases on pre-trial calendars between Rhode Island and Massachusetts and many more approaching trial in litigation. I have been fortunate in my career to try jury trial cases to verdict … Continue reading

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If you are injured in a Rhode Island RIPTA bus accident, can you sue? The answer is yes and here at the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we have won numerous bus accident cases against RIPTA, obtaining money damages for our clients … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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If you have suffered personal injuries in a Rhode Island car accident involving a rental car, a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision may apply to your case. On June 4, 2019, the Rhode Island Supreme Court announced its decision … Continue reading

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With decades of experience handling personal injury cases throughout Southern New England, our law firm has seen some strange cases. Some of the strangest circumstances involve social media. If you have a potential Rhode Island or Massachusetts personal injury claim, please … Continue reading


Want to know one important reason to always contact our law firm after a Rhode Island personal injury such as a car accident? Time deadlines. Time deadlines that could keep you from making a case. There are many of them! In today’s blog, … Continue reading


In personal injury cases, witnesses provide important evidence towards winning your case. While “fact witnesses” may testify concerning firsthand knowledge of the facts surrounding a personal injury such as a car accident or slip-and-fall accidents, Rhode Island and Massachusetts law also … Continue reading


After suffering a personal injury in Rhode Island, you need an experienced top rated law firm willing to fight through trial. We have been blessed with best out of court settlements in part due to our preparation for your car … Continue reading


What are the best practices for selecting a jury in a Rhode Island personal injury trial? When our lawyers go to state court, it is important to know the law in impaneling a jury. Here are five practice pointers: Know … Continue reading

Mike Bottaro Lends a Helping Hand to April Vallier

It seems like a simple concept but requires a careful look at the laws.  After spending weeks – perhaps months – preparing for a Rhode Island jury trial, you’ve won a verdict. Now how much will you get paid, and how … Continue reading