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.

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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.  » How to proceed as a victim of a drunk driving accident

Last weekend was the Fourth of July, and inevitably there were dozens or more tragic stories of people across the nation enjoying the holiday a little too much at a bar or barbecue, getting behind the wheel and causing an accident after driving while under the influence. It is not uncommon for such injuries to leave victims with serious, catastrophic or even deadly injuries.

As much as state and local authorities in Connecticut try to prevent such accidents with severe penalties for drunk driving as well as proactive measures such as checkpoints at places and times when drunk driving is more common, it is impossible to keep drunk drivers off the road entirely. So, what should you do if you find yourself the victim of someone else who irresponsibly decided to get behind the wheel and cause an accident?

The other side may try to settle with you immediately to avoid going through the courts. Although a five-digit settlement might seem tempting at first, it is important to understand several things first. Not all injuries appear immediately following an accident. Many could take weeks or longer to reveal themselves. If you initially settled and signed a release of liability form, you may cannot sue for anything else related to the accident.

In addition, there are several factors that come into play depending upon the laws in your state. These can all get confusing and intimidating. If you have been the victim of a car accident resulting from a drunk driver, you may want to speak with a professional familiar with personal injury law to get a better understanding how the laws work and learn the best way to proceed.

Source: FindLaw, “Hit By a Drunk Driver: Settlement Basics,” Accessed on July 3, 2017