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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 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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  4.  » When must property owners in Bridgeport clear their sidewalks?

Winter is here and in Connecticut that means lots of snow and ice.

While a fresh snowfall can be pretty, what is not so pretty is having to clean up your driveway and sidewalks afterwards. It is important that sidewalks are kept clear of snow and ice, so that people do not slip and fall on them. If a person slips on a sidewalk that should have been cleared, that person may want to determine whether they can pursue a premises liability lawsuit.

In Connecticut, the rules regarding when a property owner must remove snow from the sidewalks adjacent to their premises are set by the municipal governments, not the state. Under Bridgeport ordinances, property owners must use reasonable care to see that their sidewalks are not slick with snow and ice.

If a person slips and falls on an icy or snow-covered sidewalk, to recover damages, they generally need to be able to show that the property owner knew or should have known that the sidewalk was icy or snow-covered.

However, the ordinance only states that the property owner must clear the sidewalk adjacent to their property. It doesn’t say how wide a path that must be. It also doesn’t state exactly how long a property owner has to remove snow or ice from their sidewalks before facing liability. A person who slips and falls on an icy or snow-covered sidewalk has two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.

So, it is important for property owners to make sure that when winter weather hits, they take reasonable measures to keep their sidewalks safe. If a property owner fails to do so, and a person is injured, the injured person may want to pursue a premises liability claim. Understanding what the property owner’s duty towards the injured victim is, is one of the first steps injured victims may take when determining what their options are.