Providence Personal Injury Attorney: Hot Coffee

December 4th, 2013 | Product liability

The temperature of the coffee served at restaurants like McDonald’s has been in the public’s mind for nearly two decades. In a famous coffee case from 1994, the plaintiff won her lawsuit after suffering burns from McDonald’s coffee. The coffee’s temperature was so high that it caused third degree burns when it spilled on her… Read More

RI Personal Injury Lawyer Case Digest: Mutual Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett Part II

November 29th, 2013 | Dangerous drugs

In Part I I told the story of Ms. Bartlett who suffered severe disfiguring injuries from taking a generic medication that did not include a warning about the possibility of suffering those injuries. She prevailed in the lower courts, but was then denied recovery by the Supreme Court of the United States in Mut. Pharm.… Read More

RI Personal Injury Lawyer Case Digest: Mutual Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett Part I

November 27th, 2013 | Dangerous drugs

In the recent Supreme Court of the United States decision in Mut. Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett, 133 S. Ct. 2466 (2013), generic drug manufacturers were given what Justice Sotomayor called “immunity” from state law based design-defect claims when the claims “turn on the adequacy of the drug’s warnings.” In Bartlett, the plaintiff Karen Bartlett was… Read More

Keeping Your Property Safe from Snow & Ice

November 25th, 2013 | News

Ice and snow on walkways pose a serious safety concern during our New England winters. Local RI slip and fall lawyer Mike Bottaro appeared on The Rhode Show to provide tips on keeping your walkways and driveways clear of ice and snow this winter. Read More

RI Car Accident Attorney: “Selfies” The Newest Driving Distraction

November 22nd, 2013 | Distracted driving

With the weather and holiday traveling involved in the holiday season, it’s especially important that we pay attention to the road and be careful not to get distracted while driving. By looking at hashtags on picture posts to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, AAA determined that the latest “distracted driving behavior” is drivers… Read More

RI Slip and Fall Lawyer Tips: 5 Ways To Safely Maintain Your Property

November 20th, 2013 | Premises liability

With winter weather on the horizon, now is the time for property owners to ensure the safety of their property. Visit Mike Bottaro’s slip and fall law page to learn more. Below are 5 tips for home and business owners: 1. Have A Plan Preparing for the inevitable snowstorm is half the battle. You should… Read More

Fall River Personal Injury Law Digest: Mass. PIP and MedPay Part II

November 15th, 2013 | Insurance

The facts of Golchin v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 950 N.E. 2d 853 (Mass. 2011) provide an example of how Personal Injury Protection (PIP), MedPay, and health insurance work with one another under a Massachusetts standard auto insurance policy. In Golchin, the Plaintiff incurred over $100,000 in medical expenses after a car accident. She had… Read More

Fall River Personal Injury Law Digest: Mass. PIP and MedPay Part I

November 13th, 2013 | Insurance

Who pays for what after a Massachusetts auto accident? As a Massachusetts car accident lawyer, this is a frequent question.  In this Part 1 of our two part blog series, we examine the proper payment of medical expenses after a Mass. auto accident as explained by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Golchin v… Read More

Pawtucket Personal Injury Lawyer: Tired Truckers

November 7th, 2013 | Trucking accidents

Truckers typically get paid per mile that they drive, which gives them an incentive to drive as many miles as they can in a day.  Many of these truckers have families to support and bills to pay, so it’s natural to that many of them might want to sacrifice some sleep in order to earn… Read More

Mike Bottaro Notches 5th “Super Lawyer” Peer Recognition

October 31st, 2013 | Press release

In its November 2013 issue, Rhode Island Monthly magazine published the annual Rhode Island Super Lawyer selections. For the fifth straight year, Mike Bottaro has been recognized by other Rhode Island lawyers for his expertise in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law.  Super Lawyers is: “… a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice… Read More

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