Experience, Compassion, Results
The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon P.C. help after an accident or abuse and have recovered more than $500 million in verdict and settlements for clients Est. 1961
Over $70 Million
Awards and settlements collected for child victims of sexual abuse across Connecticut involving priests, clergy, teachers, coaches and family members.
Landmark verdict holding an off-duty police officer responsible for failing to prevent a fatal drunk driving accident.
Recovered award for family after proving the medical manufacturer knew about the faulty oxygen machine that killed a patient.
Won settlement for truck accident victim by taking the case before the superior court after trucking company filed for bankruptcy.
Largest verdict in Connecticut history involving serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.
Death Cases, Slip and Falls, Dog Bites, Workers’ Compensation, Nursing Home Neglect, Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice.
Accidents Involving Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Public Transportation, Drunk Drivers and Uninsured Motorists.
Church and Clergy Abuse, Medical Professional Abuse, Teacher Abuse, Campus Sexual Assault, Sports and Coach Abuse and Other Child Abuse.
“I just wanted you to know your thorough and empathetic approach to our meeting was greatly appreciated. I had an increased level of anxiety prior to our meeting. This was related to my previously never having discussed these matters with a person I didn’t know to be safe/kind. You were both. Your professionalism and sympathetic manner will always be remembered.”
“I am thrilled with the services I received through Tremont Sheldon. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone looking for skilled, knowledgeable, and dependable legal services.”
“There are no cards-words or beverages that can adequately express my appreciation for your efforts. I can hope that if there is ever a time that you are in need, there will be compassionate, understanding people-like yourselves-to believe in you.”
“Please accept our appreciation for all you have done, all the time you have spent working on the case along with all your efforts to do the best for us. We both appreciate your dedication and want to express our gratitude.”
“I would like for all of you to know how grateful I am to each of you for your time, effort and hard work representing me. There is no better law firm, in my opinion, than Tremont Sheldon, which is a reflection of the great group of professionals that make up the firm.”
“I just wanted to send a little note expressing my gratitude for all of your help. You both made the whole case easy for me to get through. I got through it because you saw me through it and guided me in all the right directions.”
“I wanted to thank you for your assistance in my case. You made a difficult time in my life go smoothly every step of the way. I wish you and your family the best!”
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
You may have the right to bring a lawsuit to recover money damages for your losses if you were injured or harmed by another person or entity. You should consult with our lawyers as soon as possible after an injury to determine whether or not you have a case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury?
In Connecticut, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit that is based on the negligent conduct of another person or entity. The time limitation varies, however, depending on the nature of the claim.
What Are My Legal Rights if I Was Sexually Abused as a Child?
Most victims who claim damages for sexual abuse, sexual assault or sexual exploitation as a child can file a claim up to 30 years past the age of abuse (typically until the age of 48) in Connecticut. Those who are abused after October 1, 2019 have until they turn 51 years of age to bring a claim.
However, if you claim damages as a result of being sexually assaulted as an adult, then you have a much shorter time period in which to file a lawsuit. Typically, you have three years from the date of the assault to file against the perpetrator for his or her intentional acts and two years from the date of the assault to file against any other person or entity (e.g., perpetrator’s employer) who may have been negligent in allowing the perpetrator to have contact with you.
Why Choose Us?
Tremont Sheldon P.C.. has more than 50 years of experience handling personal injury and abuse cases. We are specialists in personal injury cases. Why does this matter? Our firm only handles personal injury cases and understands the ins and outs of these cases, and as a result we have a history of proven success against insurance companies, hospitals, schools, churches, and other negligent parties.
What Is the Fee in a Personal Injury Case?
Under Connecticut law Sec. 52-251c, attorney fees in personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee* basis. This means the fee is paid at the end of the case and is calculated on the amount of the final settlement or judgment.
*Contingency fee is defined as payment to an attorney for legal services that depends, or is contingent, upon there being some recovery or award in the case. The payment is then a percentage of the amount recovered. You pay nothing unless payment/recovery is received.