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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 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.

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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.  » Distracted driver study shows the depth of the problem

As more people have smartphones in Connecticut and across the U.S., concern is growing that drivers are not paying strict attention to the road. Distracted driving is becoming so worrisome that more and more studies are being conducted to determine how prevalent the problem really is and what can be done about it. The latest was conducted by Zendrive.

According to the site, this study is the largest distracted driving behavior study ever conducted. Over three months, it examined 3 million anonymous drivers who went on 570 million trips over 5.6 billion miles.

In the study, it was found that drivers use their smartphones in 88 of 100 trips. This means that almost every time a person gets behind the wheel of a car, they are using their smartphones while driving and therefore, distracted in some way. And, when these statistics are adapted to the whole population, it comes to 600 million distracted drivers every day.

The average amount of time these drivers spent on their phone over the course of an hour was 3.5 minutes. The chance of an auto accident increased by a factor of 20 when the driver takes his or her eyes off the road for two seconds. When traveling 55, two seconds is enough to travel the distance of two basketball courts.

While law enforcement and lawmakers are trying to find ways to reduce distracted driving, smartphones have become so ingrained in everyday behavior that it is growing difficult to tamp down on the practice. Since texting and driving and other distracted behaviors can cause an auto accident, leading to injuries and death, it is a problem that can cost significant amounts of money, ruin families and more. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a car crash should contact an attorney to discuss a legal filing for damages as soon as possible.

Source: zendrive.com, “Largest Distracted Driving Behavior Study,” Noah Budnick, April 17, 2017