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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.

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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Technological advances have entered every aspect of the lives of Connecticut residents and people across the nation. One that will take some getting used to is vehicles that do not require a driver. Driverless cars are on the way — in fact, they are here. And, Connecticut is at the front of the line in making it a reality, while discussing safety measures. There are unavoidable aspects with this drastic change that must be addressed.

The laws regarding motor vehicles will need to be adjusted to account for this new world, particularly when it comes to an auto accident and the accident investigation. To be certain, there will no longer be a worry about drunk drivers with driverless vehicles. But, there are other issues that will inevitably come to the forefront.

There has been some controversy with driverless vehicles in California, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Nonetheless, Connecticut seeks to avoid those controversies with research and safety protocols. A new bill advanced in the state senate suggests that a task force be initiated to examine what dangers driverless vehicles can pose.

Agencies, like the Office of Policy and Management, will need to address the statutory language for driverless vehicles. It will provide obvious benefits to those who are elderly or infirm, but the drawbacks must be calculated before these vehicles become part of the landscape.

Questions that have been asked center on poor road conditions, weather and how these vehicles will adapt — if they even can adapt. Changing the laws will be paramount to these new vehicles to protect those who could be hurt in a crash.

Even with autonomous vehicles, it is unlikely that there will be an end to incidents with a car collision, injuries and death. As the world changes, it is important for people to be aware of what is happening. With any car wreck, whether it is with a driver who is operating the vehicle or a vehicle operating autonomously, there will always be a need for legal advice to seek compensation. An auto accident attorney can help.

Source: ctpost.com, “Connecticut emerging as new frontier for driverless cars,” Neil Vigdor, Feb. 21, 2017