Bottaro Law Blog

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Texting behind the wheel

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 … Continue reading

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: … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading