We Help After an Accident or Abuse

The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

We are open and ready to help…

We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.

Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

We are open and ready to help…
We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.
Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

Over $70 Million

Awards and settlements collected for child victims of sexual abuse across Connecticut involving priests, clergy, teachers, coaches and family members.

$6.2Million

Landmark verdict holding an off-duty police officer responsible for failing to prevent a fatal drunk driving accident.

$6Million

Recovered award for family after proving the medical manufacturer knew about the faulty oxygen machine that killed a patient.

$5.39Million

Won settlement for truck accident victim by taking the case before the superior court after trucking company filed for bankruptcy.

$2.1Million

Largest verdict in Connecticut history involving serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.

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  6.  » Dram shop cases may provide additional compensation

Filing a personal injury or wrongful death suit against drunk drivers can hold them accountable for injuries and deaths they cause. If you or a family member was the victim of a drunk driving accident, it is important to determine whether there may be an additional liable party: the bar or restaurant that overserved the drunk driver.

Connecticut is currently one of 43 states with dram shop laws. “Dram shop” is an old term adopted from English drinking establishments. Today, we use it to refer to sellers of alcohol such as bars, clubs, restaurants and other venues. Under Connecticut’s Dram Shop Act, if an alcohol vendor knowingly sells alcohol to someone who is intoxicated, the vendor may be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths.

Depending on the specifics of the case, you could receive damages of up to $250,000 in a dram shop lawsuit. These damages may be in addition to any compensation from the personal injury or wrongful death suit against the drunk driver.

Drunk drivers often cause serious accidents that result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to other drivers and passengers. Those who suffer traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries may be unable to work or care for themselves or their families. They may need long-term care from specialists and/or daily personal care assistance. They and their families will need considerable compensation to cover their medical expenses and additional losses.

There are strict deadlines for filing a notice of intent to file a dram shop suit. Because these cases can be complex for numerous reasons, it is best to speak with an experienced attorney if you think a bar or other establishment overserved the drunk driver in your case. He or she will be able to determine whether a dram shop suit is possible.