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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Being in a car accident is no fun. Even if the individual involved feels he or she came out OK, there’s the after effects of the adrenaline that no doubt flooded the person’s bloodstream, not to mention the possible need to repair or replace the vehicle. Then, the realization may hit that it also means having to deal with an insurance company and possibly even the court system. It may sometimes seem like it’d be better, assuming the vehicle is still operational, to drive off and try to forget it happened. There are however, several reasons that make this course of action a bad idea in most cases.

First, Connecticut requires that all accidents that result in over $1,000 in property damage be reported within five days of the occurrence. There is also a distinct possibility that injuries might have been suffered that have not yet manifested themselves. Damage to the neck and back, in particular, may not be apparent for several days. In these cases, not only is there a cost to repair the vehicle, there will also be medical costs incurred by the accident victim.

Because of this, it is almost always a good idea to report a Connecticut car accident. The easiest way to do this is to contact law enforcement from the scene. Officers can file an official state report form which can then be provided to an insurance company in support of a claim. When the accident was due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness, this report may also help with any legal case that may be forthcoming.

Most car accident cases settle before trial, which means that there will be some kind of payout for the damages suffered. This usually comes from an insurance company that is covering one of the drivers, and will help compensate an accident victim for his or her loss. Every case is different, however, and individuals who have been in an accident may wish to consider contacting an experienced Connecticut injury attorney.