Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney: Bicycling on Poorly Resurfaced Road Causes Permanent and Debilitating Injuries

July 11th, 2014 | Bicycle accidents

A recent $13 million dollar settlement in favor of a permanently injured bicyclist reminds us of the potential dangers of riding on poorly resurfaced roads. According to the American Association for Justice ‘s Trial Magazine, Walter Rutland, 49, was bicycling in Rochester, NY, on the shoulder of a state highway when he decelerated to the… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Law Firm: Receiving Unemployment Benefits

July 7th, 2014 | Unemployment

The United States Department of Labor governs employment practices that strictly outline the standards affecting employees in local, state, and federal governments. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards. According to the FLSA, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however many states have their… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer: Heat Dangers for Children Left in Cars

July 2nd, 2014 | Helpful tips

With hot summer days upon us, it is important to be reminded of the dangerous consequences that can result from leaving children unattended in a car, even for a short period of time. The nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars reports that more than 600 U.S. children have died since 1990 from overheating when left… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Firm Visits Food Pantry

June 29th, 2014 | Firm news

The Bottaro Law Firm recently made an appearance at Bristol Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, and Day Shelter in Bristol, RI. The exciting collaboration allowed our personal injury firm to prepare breakfast meals for visitors of the soup kitchen. Upon receiving a tour of the shelter, we learned of the many opportunities of care… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Lawyer: The Effects of Overservice of Alcohol

June 25th, 2014 | Featured

On the night of December 4, 2010 Lexa Cleland, 7, was asleep in the backseat of her mother’s car as she was killed instantly when struck by a drunk driver. Travis Isiminger spent the afternoon and evening drinking at Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh LLC where according to The American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, a security guard… Read More

Massachusetts Personal Injury Law Firm: Protecting Those Who Protect Us

June 22nd, 2014 | News

My Rhode Island personal injury law firm recently looked at a local incident in which a firefighter was injured while battling flames in a cluttered home in Billerica, MA. Firefighters were called to the scene when a home caught flames as an elderly female was inside. Firefighters tried to enter the house through the front… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney: Stopping Slips, Trips, and Falls

June 18th, 2014 | Premises liability

Each June, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month as a time to bring awareness to and reduce the risk of key safety issues. Each week is dedicated to its own issue; preventing prescription drug abuse, slips and falls, being aware of your surroundings, and putting an end to distracted driving. This week our… Read More

Rhode Island Product Liability Attorney: Dangerous Risks Associated with Testosterone Drug

June 15th, 2014 | Product liability

Earlier this year, five men filed separate lawsuits claiming that the manufacturer of AndroGel, Abbott Laboratories Inc., failed to warn patients or doctors about the increased risk of serious cardiac events associated with using AndroGel. Despite knowing that testosterone therapies were linked to an increased number of strokes, heart attacks, and deaths, Abbott allegedly took… Read More

Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer: Demand Proper Treatment

June 10th, 2014 | Nursing home abuse

They say you can measure the quality of a nursing home by looking in the patients’ mouths, because it is one of the last things to be taken care of. Our personal injury law firm is passionate about ensuring our Rhode Island and Massachusetts nursing homes are caring for our loved ones with the upmost… Read More

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyer: Protecting the Rights of Bullying Victims

June 5th, 2014 | Wrongful death

Bullying is becoming a high profile concern for children and their parents. Recently, my Rhode Island personal injury firm looked into a case in which taunting and physical threats in school led to a 15-year-old’s suicide, as reported by Time Magazine. Following her family’s move from Ireland in 2010, Phoebe Prince became a freshman at… Read More

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