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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.

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Recovered award for family after proving the medical manufacturer knew about the faulty oxygen machine that killed a patient.

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Won settlement for truck accident victim by taking the case before the superior court after trucking company filed for bankruptcy.

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Largest verdict in Connecticut history involving serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.

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  6.  » Federal agency launches ad campaign against drugged driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has launched a nationwide advertising campaign to warn the public about how dangerous driving under the influence of drugs can be.

While it may not traditionally get the same press, drugged driving is in fact just as risky as drunk driving, and the end result can be a deadly or debilitating car accident.

In fact, NHTSA’s campaign comes in the wake of an increase in traffic deaths related to marijuana and other drugs. While the full extent of the relationship between traffic deaths and drugs may require additional study, one statistic that is relevant is that, as of 2016, 44 percent of drivers who died in car accidents had drugs in their system. In 2006, this number was only 28 percent.

The growing social acceptance of marijuana as a legitimate recreational drug has, according to some, contributed to the drugged driving problem. Furthermore, law enforcement has some special challenges when it comes to enforcing laws against drugged driving.

For one, additional officers need to be trained in how to recognize drugged driving in an objective manner that will hold up in court. Additionally, traditional blood and breath tests are not as effective in proving drugged driving, since certain drugs remain in the human body long after the effects of the drugs have worn off.

Hopefully, NHTSA’s ad campaign will help reduce the number of drugged drivers on Connecticut’s roads. In the interim, though, Bridgeport residents who have been victimized by drugged drivers may need to rely on personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to hold victims accountable.