RI Personal Injury Lawyer: Stacking RI Insurance When the At Fault Party Does Not Have Enough Insurance

March 11th, 2015 | Personal injury

Were you injured a RI car accident, and then learned that the at fault party – the person who caused the accident – had insurance, but not enough to cover your losses? You may still have recourse with underinsured motorist coverage. RI Car Insurance Requirements By law, when driving in Rhode Island you must have… Read More

Do You Have a Motorcycle Accident Case?

March 10th, 2015 | Motorcycle accidents

The scene of a motorcycle accident can be a bone-chilling site: A car on the shoulder with its hazard lights blinking; a distressed-looking driver pacing back and forth as he talks into his cell phone; shards of plastic and metal littering the scene; the mangled remains of a motorcycle flung far down the road. As… Read More

Could Your Medical Condition be the Cause of an Accident?

March 5th, 2015 | Safe driving

Massachusetts law requires that all individuals who believe they have a medical condition that could impair their driving ability to report their condition to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Once the RMV assesses a self-report, it will instruct the driver to either: Schedule a driving test to determine whether any adaptive driving equipment or… Read More

Protecting Plaintiffs’ Interests in a Court-Ordered Medical Exam

March 4th, 2015 | Personal injury

Getting our client’s personal injury case ready for trial may require that the client attend a Rule 35 exam with a defense-hired expert to demonstrate the severity of our client’s injuries. The Rule 35 exam – sometimes called the IME, or independent medical examination – is a defense tool. Fortunately Rhode Island law provides some… Read More

5 Most Common Trucking Accidents

March 2nd, 2015 | Trucking accidents

Getting into an accident with a big rig can be terrifying. At Bottaro Law, we’ve represented numerous clients who have been seriously injured in trucking accidents, and we know all too well the injuries and damages that can result from these powerful and often violent collisions. What leads to so many of these kinds of… Read More

You’ve Won Your RI Jury Trial – Now What?

February 27th, 2015 | Personal injury

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 do you get an enforceable judgment? How Much Will My RI Judgment Total? When… Read More

Four Steps to Take after a Car Accident

February 23rd, 2015 | Car accident

Do you know what to do immediately following a car accident? Many accident victims are surprised to find that the trauma and shock of the accident prevented them from taking the most important steps to protect their health, property, and the validity of possible personal injury claims. Knowing the most critical steps to take right… Read More

The Bottaro Law Firm’s “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship

February 17th, 2015 | Scholarship

The mission of the Bottaro Law Firm is to be a beacon of light in helping injured people. We take our jobs very seriously and devote ourselves wholeheartedly to our clients. We enjoy being involved in our ministry to help prevent injuries while also helping others. We know that having a college education can make… Read More

What Type of “Statement” May Be Used for Impeachment at Trial?

February 17th, 2015 | Jury trials

When a witness testifies at trial, the other side may try to impeach his or her credibility with a statement made before trial that was inconsistent with the testimony.  But sometimes there is confusion on what type of “statement” a jury may see or hear for this limited purpose.  Let’s say a police officer writes… Read More

Four Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

February 16th, 2015 | Dog bite

Although pet owners have a legal obligation to keep people reasonably safe from their animals, the sad truth is that a large number of dog owners are careless and negligent, even with historically aggressive and dangerous pets. All too often, dangerous dogs roam the streets, unleashed or unattended. What can you do to protect yourself… Read More

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