Safe driving

A Driver’s Duty When Entering an Intersection

Car Accident

Drivers often assume that when they have a green light, and the right of way, they have no further duties when entering an intersection.  However failing to exercise due care at an intersection can lead to serious accidents and subsequent liability, no matter what color the traffic light is. Drivers Cannot Block an Intersection In…

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The Importance Of Back To School Safety

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School is officially back in order, which means there will be children walking to and from the bus stops and their homes. It is important to take the necessary precautions when behind the wheel which includes driving slower when in school zones, being alert, and refraining from any type of distracted driving such as texting….

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New RI Traffic Law in 2017: Don’t Block the Box

Car Accident

Have you ever found yourself at a busy intersection, when the light turned green but you were unable to move forward because of cars sitting in your path? Rhode Island is trying to fix this common traffic problem. On January 1, 2017, Rhode Island’s new “Don’t Block the Box” law went into effect. This law…

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Is Hands-Free Calling Safer for Drivers?

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Experienced Attorneys Serving Accident Victims In MA and RI Many people believe that hands-free cell phone use – through use of an earpiece, speakerphone, or in-car system – is safer than holding a phone while driving. This belief has led several states to ban handheld cell phone use while permitting use of hands-free devices. However,…

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The Link Between Bad Weather & Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Massachusetts and Rhode Island Attorneys for Vehicle Accident Victims Whenever liability must be proven following a car accident, the key factor is driver negligence. Whoever is determined negligent, and thus at fault for the accident, will be considered the liable party, meaning that his or her insurance must cover the costs involved. Negligent acts can…

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Pet-Induced Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

RI & MA Pet Caused Accident Attorney How many of us have considered the consequences of an unrestrained pet riding in the car?  Every 18 minutes, a car crash occurs as the result of a loose pet in the vehicle, says Paws to Click. Many of us enjoy the companionship of our pets in our…

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Reminder: Scholarship Applications Due May 1, 2015

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On February 17, 2015, we announced the Bottaro Law Firm’s “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship. The application window is still open, and we encourage all undergraduate students to apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. The $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student on June 1 for the Fall 2015 semester. About the…

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Rhode Island Law Firm Campaigns to End Distracted Driving

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, the Bottaro Law Firm has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. As of April 2015, we have created our second…

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Why Do Drivers Knowingly Put Themselves and Others at Risk?

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A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) highlights some startling driving behaviors despite broad awareness that these behaviors may cause serious injury or death. Risky Driving Habits Have you engaged in any of these risky driving behaviors in the last month? Running red lights: according to study, 36% of drivers run red lights. That’s…

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