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

Providence Personal Injury Lawyer: Do Red-Light Cameras Actually Prevent Accidents?

February 3rd, 2014 | Safe driving

  The use of red-light cameras to enforce traffic safety is a controversial topic. Laws that govern cameras at traffic lights vary from state to state. Some states allow cameras only in specified communities while other states have authorized cameras in communities all throughout the state. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 21 states… Read More

Featured on the Rhode Show: Ten Dumb Driving Moves

January 31st, 2014 | Safe driving

  Have you ever witnessed a really dumb action by a surrounding driver? Did it seem as if they had no regard for any other drivers and no awareness of the environment around them? On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Will Gilbert interviewed me on CBS’s The Rhode Show to discuss these “dumb driving moves.” I… Read More

RI Accident Attorney: Curbing Texting And Driving

January 24th, 2014 | Safe driving

Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports that motorists who text and drive are 23 times more likely to get into a crash. These odds are much higher than motorists who drive above the legal limit of blood alcohol content. Despite these numbers, Rhode Island remains much more lenient to cell phone use when compared to… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Law Firm Sponsors Meeting Street School Telethon

January 16th, 2014 | Press release

Attorney Mike Bottaro and staff help raise money for landmark Providence school helping special needs children. Providence, RI – On January 25, 2014, The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC will participate in the 38th annual Meeting Street School telethon to help raise money for children with disabilities. Since 1946, Meeting Street School has helped infants, preschoolers,… Read More

Providence Injury Law Firm Sponsors 38th Meeting Street Telethon

January 16th, 2014 | Ministry

The Bottaro Law Firm will be present as the Children Activity sponsor at the 38th Annual Meeting Street Telethon on January 25. The event will take place in Meeting Street’s custom-designed, 76,000 square-foot building in Providence. The four hour show will provide entertainment in the form of a DJ and games, as well as display… Read More

Fall River Injury Lawyer: Loss of Consortium Claims – Subject to “Per Person” or “Per Accident” Limits?

January 15th, 2014 | Car accident

Following an automobile accident, a family member or spouse of the injured person may seek compensation for loss of consortium from the injured person’s insurance policy. “Loss of consortium” means loss of marital relations or “companionship and society” with the injured person. Ferriter v. Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, Inc., 413 N.E.2d 690, 692 (1980). Here we… Read More

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