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.

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  6.  » Making an insurance claim after an icy road crash in Connecticut

As winter arrives, many of the roads in Connecticut become hazardous and present significant dangers for drivers. Sometimes, a road may look perfectly safe, but ice can be hidden under snow or hard to spot, as in the notoriously dangerous “black ice.” When a car loses control due to ice, it can be a scary situation for a driver, as it can lead to very serious consequences.

Whether you have been involved in a minor accident that was caused by icy roads, or if you suffered serious injuries in a major collision, you will need to make an insurance claim. Before doing this, it is important that you understand how the law works here in Connecticut.

Your legal obligations after a crash

Connecticut has some mandatory actions that you need to take regarding collisions and insurance claims. First, drivers are legally obligated to have the mandatory minimum insurance requirements of $20,000 to cover a single-person accident, $40,000 for a multi-person accident and $10,000 in property damage. You must also have the minimum $40,000 coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists.

In addition to having the minimum insurance coverage, you are also required to report an accident within five days if there was more than $1,000 of damage to persons or property.

Car insurance settlements in Connecticut

Fault is a consideration here in car accident settlements. The cause of the accident will be weighed, so in an icy road accident, it is entirely possible that no party will be found at fault. Instead, adverse weather conditions will be blamed. However, if one vehicle’s driver was speeding or acting recklessly by disregarding the weather-related hazards, they may be deemed to be partially at fault for the car accident.

If you are suffering from injuries or property damage after an icy road accident in Bridgeport, it is important that you learn all that you can about the Connecticut laws that affect your right to pursue financial compensation from any at-fault parties. You should also take action as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that you comply with all reporting statutes. Failing to act could make you ineligible to file a claim for damages.