Personal Injury Advice: Distracted Driving


What is one of the most common causes of car accident personal injury claims? I have been handling Rhode Island and Massachusetts car accident cases, thousands of them, for many years. In the last decade, the number of texting and driving/distracted driving cases has skyrocketed. In fact, I was the first (and only) lawyer to have an editorial in the Sunday Providence Journal about this danger way back over 8 years ago.  So, what is this all about?

Personal Injury Law: Proving Different Types of Distracted Driving

The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Any action that takes your eyes and focus off the road can be considered distracted driving – but the riskiest behaviors can be broken down into three categories:

  • Visual Distractions: Checking cell phones, changing radio stations, and looking at GPS navigation systems while driving
  • Manual Distractions: Eating while driving or reaching for an item in the backseat, making you take your eyes off the road.
  • Cognitive Distractions: hands-free cellphone discussions or even daydreaming while driving can distract a driver.

If you are injured in a car accident and have personal injuries, unlike other lawyers, we offer 24/7 service because we get to work right away investigating your case! We are looking for evidence of the above, so we can prosecute these drivers and get you the most compensation possible for your injuries.

The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC Difference: Preventing Car Accidents To Improve Our Communities

As a personal injury lawyer, it is heart wrenching to work on your case, knowing that is totally preventable if Rhode Island and Massachusetts drivers paid more attention driving. Jurors do not like to hear about texting and driving and other forms of distracted driving.  Our skilled trial team uses some of the “Rules of The Road” below to win your case:

Drivers should focus on the road. This means keeping a proper lookout so the driver can the roads for any quick changes (an animal jumping out, a car stopping short).

Drivers should set directions ahead of time. If you are going somewhere that requires you to use a GPS, set it up before starting your trip.

At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we know that our neighbors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts face distracted driving dangers every day. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, our experienced legal team can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we handle all types of personal injury cases such as car accidents every day. Honesty. Integrity. Results. Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form.