Tremont & Sheldon is about building strong, long-standing relationships whether with our clients, staff, colleagues, or other professionals. For over 50 years, other lawyers in the area and outside Connecticut have referred their clients to Tremont & Sheldon because of our expertise, experience, and success as personal injury trial lawyers.
We continually review cases with other attorneys who are not dedicated to personal injury work or admitted to the Connecticut Bar. As part of our mission to help the injured and abused, we review all cases no matter how big or small. Many times we are able to find issues or nuances that are typically overlooked due to our extensive trial work and wealth of experience.
We always welcome referrals and honor fees for participating counsel. Please contact Attorney Jason Tremont to learn how we can work together and begin to build a long-lasting relationship.
Jury Returns a Verdict in Excess of $100,000 Where Insurance Company Offered Only $20,000
A Bridgeport jury returned a verdict in excess of $100,000 for a man who suffered injuries to his neck and back when his car was rear-ended on the highway during rush-hour traffic. The insurance company claimed that all of the plaintiff’s problems were pre-existing because he had been treated on and off for neck and back problems for at least 15 years before the crash. However, the plaintiff, his treating doctor, and his family members all testified that the plaintiff’s neck and back problems got a lot worse after the crash. The insurance company was only willing to pay $20,000 but the jury felt much differently and awarded the plaintiff $115,000.
$210,000 Awarded to Man Injured by Limousine
A 59-year-old man was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a limousine. Our client treated with a local orthopedic for whiplash-type injuries which caused persistent pain in his neck. He was released with a 5% disability of the neck. The pain affected his ability to work and to enjoy his favorite pastime which was fishing. The insurance company offered our client approximately $25,000 to settle the case before trial. That offer was increased to $45,000 just before the jury came back with its verdict. The jury's total award, including interest, was in the amount of $210,000.
Woman Referred to Tremont & Sheldon by Her Lawyer and Receives Settlement of $280,000 After Almost Settling for $1,500
A woman was on the verge of settling her motor vehicle case directly with the insurance company for $1,500 when her family lawyer referred her to Tremont & Sheldon for consultation. The woman received injuries to her neck and back in a minor rear-end crash and initially sought treatment with her chiropractor. Almost a year after the collision, however, her neck problems became much worse, requiring her to have an MRI which showed a disc herniation. She underwent spinal surgery almost two years after the initial collision. Her neurosurgeon felt that her neck problems and the surgery were related to the trauma of the collision and she ended up resolving her case for $280,000.