Cranston Law Firm Campaigns to Wipe Out Distracted Driving

April 9th, 2014 | Distracted driving

The Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, our Rhode Island personal injury law firm has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. For April 2014, we have created a… Read More

Personal Injury Law Firm Sponsors Charity Run In Downtown Providence

March 26th, 2014 | Firm news

The Bottaro Law Firm will be cosponsoring Get Gored For Good in downtown Providence for the second consecutive year on Sunday, April 27th. The exciting event includes a 2-mile run that will be followed by food, drinks, and fun activities for all ages. Proceeds will go towards the Providence soup kitchen Amos House. The event… Read More

Alarming Increase In Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder Use

March 18th, 2014 | Product liability

Talc, a mineral made up primarily of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women. Talc may be found in various powders, cosmetics, condoms, and other consumer products. A recent Harvard study reported a 41% increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use Talcum… Read More

MA Accident Attorney Case Digest: Enterprise Co. v. Arbella Ins.

March 11th, 2014 | Personal injury

A 2008 decision by the Superior Court Department of Massachusetts determined that a self-insured owner of a rental vehicle was entitled to seek subrogation for personal injury protection benefits “as a result of an accident that was the fault of the operator.” In June, 2001, Joseph Navis rented an automobile from Enterprise, which owned and… Read More

Neknominate: Popular Drinking Game Turns Deadly

March 5th, 2014 | Personal injury

A new game, known as Neknominate, involves a participant filming himself downing a large alcoholic drink and then nominating friends to go next. Those chosen to go next film themselves drinking different concoctions of alcoholic drinks in unique ways in order to “out-perform” whoever nominated them. There have been no limits to the drinking scenarios… Read More

The Consequences of Supplying Minors With Alcohol

February 28th, 2014 | Personal injury

How does Rhode Island law treat someone who furnishes alcohol to a minor? We decided to take a closer look at the penalties in the wake of a recent teen drinking escapade in North Kingstown. For those who do not know the details of the incident I am referring to, here is a quick synopsis:… Read More

Injured From Snow or Ice on a Public Roadway in Massachusetts? Prompt Notice Is Required to Pursue a Claim.

February 26th, 2014 | Injuries

Massachusetts counties, cities, and towns have a duty to exercise reasonable care and diligence to keep their public roadways in “good repair and condition.” Mass. Gen. Laws. Ch. 84, Sec. 11A, 15. When snow and ice are involved, the Massachusetts legislature has chosen to protect its counties, cities and towns from personal injury claims, but… Read More

RI Product Liability Lawyer: The Risks of Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

February 19th, 2014 | Product liability

DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip system on August 24, 2010. The system first became available in 2005 after the FDA gave Johnson & Johnson special clearance to market the ASR devices without first performing clinical trials to determine the safety of the products. Since… Read More

Central Falls Attorney: Lawsuits Pour In Due To Dangerous Antipsychotic Drug

February 14th, 2014 | Dangerous drugs

The Department of Justice has been inspecting an antipsychotic drug called Risperdal since 2012. The drug is mainly used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability in people with autism. Over the years, many individual claims have been filed due to the development of gynecomastia and weight gains. The Food and Drug Administration approved Risperdal… Read More

North Smithfield Attorney: Filing A Claim Against The State

February 7th, 2014 | Car accident

There are many ways one’s car may become damaged that does not involve a classic car accident. A car may be scratched while backing out of a garage, or it could be damaged by a fallen tree. Although these events are rather unfortunate, neither justifies the State having to reimburse the owner. However, there are… Read More

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