How The Bipartisan Budget Act Affected Medicaid Recipients

February 13th, 2018

As a jointly funded federal and state health insurance program for low-income individuals and families, Medicaid covers children, the elderly, blind, disabled, and other people who are eligible to receive federally funded assisted income maintenance payments. Additionally, Medicaid will cover a beneficiary’s medical bills when that person sustains personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence. […]

Credibility of Witnesses in Negligence Claims

February 2nd, 2018

When a case goes to trail both parties want to have credible witnesses. Witness credibility is important because it can make or break a case and influence the jury’s decision. To determine if your witness is credible you should look to a few deciding factors such as the witness’s accuracy, demeanor, lack of bias, and […]

Removal – State to Federal Court

January 30th, 2018

Removal refers to the transfer of a civil action from state trial court to federal district court. Although the plaintiff is normally the master of the complaint and gets to choose what forum to file suit in, the defendant also gets a say in the matter. Removal allows a defendant to remove certain cases filed […]

Multimillion Dollar Jury Award for Local DOT Supervisor Killed on Highway

June 22nd, 2015

Compassionate Attorney Serving the Families of Wrongful Death Victims Across RI and MA In October 2014, a Hartford, Connecticut jury awarded nearly $7.3 million to the estate of Daniel DiNardi, a construction worker who was hit on the side of the road while performing cleanup work. DOT Supervisor Struck on Route 8 near Waterbury, CT […]

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 […]

RI Senate Passes Ban on Drivers Who Call with Handheld Devices

March 26th, 2015

We applaud the Rhode Island Senate’s recent steps toward joining CT and other states banning handheld cellphone calls while driving.  Senate Bill 0267, sponsored by Sen. Susan Sosnowski, was passed in the RI Senate on March 19 by unanimous vote.  Violators would have to pay $100 unless they can produce  evidence of a hands free […]

Why These Injury Lawyers Are Heroes

March 14th, 2015

Corporations will place profits over safety. This is a repeating truth in our world history. When corporations knowingly risk human lives in order to avoid financial loss, this, to me, is one of the most severe types of injustice. In the automotive history, we saw it with the Ford Pinto, and now we see it […]

Court-Annexed Arbitration in RI

December 17th, 2014

How do you get the most out of court-annexed arbitration, required by Rhode Island courts for most personal injury cases? The court-annexed arbitration process may allow you to settle your case without going to trial. But you will still have the option to go to trial if you are not happy with the arbitration award. How does court-annexed arbitration in […]

RI Law on Rescuers Places a Premium on Human Life

December 8th, 2014

What if a person who is brave enough to rescue someone in danger acts negligently during the rescue and suffers injuries? Does RI personal injury law require that a jury apportion fault between the rescuer and the rescued under the comparative negligence statute, as in other negligence cases? Rhode Island’s Comparative Negligence Statute In order to […]

National Running Safety Month: Rhode Island Laws and Safety Tips

November 20th, 2014

As a month when daylight is waning, November is aptly named National Running Safety Month. This is a good time to become re-acquainted with Rhode Island’s pedestrian laws and safety tips for avoiding personal injuries while running. Pedestrians must walk, jog or run on the left side of the road, opposite oncoming traffic, where no […]