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.

Home » Personal Injury » Car Accidents » How is liability determined after a car accident?

The aftermath of a car accident can be a hectic time for any Connecticut residents who are unfortunate enough to find themselves in this type of situation. Any injuries need to be addressed with immediate medical attention, while the damage to the vehicles involved also needs to be assessed. As these immediate concerns are addressed, both parties involved in the car wreck will also likely have another question in the back of their minds: How will liability be determined?

Liability in the aftermath of a car accident isn’t always an easy determination. Oftentimes law enforcement officials will need to conduct an accident investigation, noting factors such as weather, tire marks on the road, the probable speed of the vehicles involved and the angle of impact between the vehicles. All of these factors can help many different parties determine how the accident may have happened. But, in reality, only the drivers involved, and their passengers, know exactly what was going on inside the vehicles when the accident occurred.

In most cases, the primary question in determining liability is whether or not any of the parties involved in the car accident were “negligent” in their behavior, leading to the accident. This could include distracted driving, drunk driving or disobeying the rules of the road.

If one party or the other is determined to have been negligent, liability for the car accident could stick to that party. If so, the liable party could be responsible for paying financial compensation to the other party to cover the costs of medical expenses, damages to the vehicle and other financial losses.