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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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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.  » These are the most common driving distractions for teens

Teens heading back to school this year may number among those who are excited to finally be driving after having gotten their licenses over the summer. However, as teen drivers in Connecticut are more likely to get into auto accidents, it is important to emphasize caution. One way parents can help prepare their kids for the road is to make sure they are aware of the most common types of distracted driving in their age group.

Unnerving statistics

 There are many informational campaigns nowadays with the message that distracted driving is dangerous and potentially deadly, regardless of who is behind the wheel. Despite this, AAA reports that 94% of drivers ages 17-26 keep their cellphones on while driving. When asked about their cellphone usage while driving for the past 30 days, over 50% of teens admitted to reading a text or email while driving, and 70% admitted to talking on the phone while driving.

The most common distractions

The above information is particularly concerning in light of the fact that the most common distracting behavior among teen drivers is usage of electronic devices. But what are some other common distractions for teens?

According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, teens are also commonly distracted by applying makeup, eating, changing the radio and peer passengers. For teens especially, peer passengers tend to be more likely to cause distractions.

One way that parents can help mitigate this is to make sure that their kids understand the importance of letting a driver concentrate, even when they are in the passenger seat. Parents of teen drivers may also want to limit the number of passengers their teens drive with.