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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.

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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.  » Study shows activities that lead to being a distracted driver

Connecticut drivers undoubtedly know the expansive list of concerns when they are out on the road and the danger of being in a car accident without even knowing the actual statistics. When the numbers are examined, these concerns increase exponentially. In 2015, the number of deaths on highways is believed to have surpassed 40,000. If accurate, that would be the highest number of deaths in the almost 10 years. Understanding why the numbers are increasing is important to try and prevent an accident. It is also important to know the cause of an accident after it has happened so the victims can seek compensation in a legal filing.

One issue is that drivers are taking to the road more frequently than before. The number of miles driven across the country increased for the fifth straight year. Since the number of fatalities rose more rapidly, studies are trying to determine what has changed. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) examined the causes of being a distracted driver. In their study, they found that 4 million of the almost 11 million accidents in the U.S. could have been prevented if the drivers were not distracted. This came to 36 percent.

NAS listed the five most worrisome distractions. Using the radio while driving increases the danger of an auto accident by two. Late model vehicles will often have a touch screen menu. Using this raises the chance of an accident by more than 4.5. Sending text messages while driving is known to be a risky activity and the numbers bear that out with the chance of a crash rising by 6.1 when doing it. Reaching for objects while driving takes the driver out of driving position and changes the field of vision. This increases the chance of a crash by 9. The most dangerous distraction is dialing on a cellular phone. This raises the danger of an accident by more than 12.

Given these distracted driving dangers and the prevalence of accidents for other reasons, going out on the road is a constant risk. Because a car accident can do so much damage with injuries, medical costs, lost time at work and even fatalities, it is imperative to know what to do in the aftermath by speaking to an attorney experienced in pursuing a case after a car crash.

Source: CBS News, “The 5 worst things you can do when driving sober,” Ed Leefeldt, Feb. 24, 2017