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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People like to think about the future and how they will achieve all of their ambitions and goals. They may imagine the careers that they will reach or the amazing homes or cars that they will buy when they are more financially stable. When looking ahead, though, Connecticut residents rarely anticipate the harm their actions may cause others or the difficulties they may encounter.

Looking ahead, however, is often a component that courts consider in personal injury cases. For example, in premises liability cases, it is not uncommon for claims to turn on whether it was foreseeable for a property owner to expect that a particular visitor on their land would be harmed in a particular way. The foreseeability of an injury-causing accident may be an important part of a victim’s case for their damages.

Readers are asked to consider a property owner who invites friends over to their home for dinner. The property owner cleans and declutters their home to make it safe and presentable to their guests. In the process of doing so they notice that there is a tear in their hallway rug but due to a lack of time they elect not to do anything about it.

When their guests arrive and walk down the hall one of their guests catches a toe on the tear and takes a bad fall, breaking an arm and suffering a concussion as they hit the ground. The victim may be able to argue that it was foreseeable that such an accident could occur and due to the property owner’s lack of repair or warning regarding the tear they should be held liable for the victim’s harm.

Foreseeability, reasonableness of repairs and the legal status of the injured party may all be important elements in a premises liability case. To learn more about foreseeability and how to craft a premises liability lawsuit, readers are asked to contact their personal injury attorneys as this post offers no legal advice.