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

Defective Product Liability Lawyer: Should “Buckyballs” Creator Be Liable For Safety Concerns?

January 11th, 2014 | Product liability

Production for “Buckyballs,” the tiny magnetic beads that are commonly used as desk decorations, shut down amidst controversy over the safety of this product. Entrepreneur Craig Zucker decided to disband his company instead of yielding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s demand for a recall. As a result, the CPSC filed a lawsuit to hold… Read More

Best Defense Is a Good Offense : Combatting Bullying

December 28th, 2013 | Personal injury

When negative behaviors or habits seem as perennial as the grass, there is often a misguided tendency on all of our parts to become immune to their existence or to the impact these behaviors have on others. We become, at the very least, complacent about the consequences. Yet, in the last several years in particular,… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Attorney: The Debate on the BAC Limit

December 20th, 2013 | Dui

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the detrimental effects driving under the influence has on the safety of our highway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010. The National Transportation Safety Board, separate from the NHTSA,… Read More

RI Personal Injury Attorney: Medicare’s “Super Lien”

December 11th, 2013 | Personal injury

Assume Medicare has paid a beneficiary’s medical expenses that were related to a personal injury claim. And assume that the beneficiary has successfully recovered a personal injury settlement from an at fault party. It is critical to understand that the federal government, through the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, holds important legal rights to recover a… Read More

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

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