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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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  6.  » How can you avoid a collision with a wrong-way driver?

Encountering a wrong-way driver is one of the most frightening experiences you can have on a Connecticut highway. It is also extremely dangerous because the collision that often results is usually head-on, meaning that there is a greater chance of fatality.

Though there is little you can do about the driving behavior of others, you can take steps to either avoid a collision with a wrong-way driver or, at the very least, minimize the damage that can result.

  1. Limit distractions

Avoiding driving distractions to the extent possible is always a good idea. According to Lohud, when it comes to dealing specifically with a wrong-way driver, it can give you a couple of extra seconds in which to react.

  1. Try to get the other driver’s attention

Flash your lights and/or honk your horn to try to alert the other driver to the hazardous situation.

  1. Look ahead

Instead of looking only at the path directly in front of you, scan the road ahead of you as far as you can. This can help you identify potential hazards ahead of time and decide how to avoid them. Every second counts, so the more time you can give yourself to think, the better.

  1. Avoid the left lane

When vehicles travel the wrong way, they usually drive in the left lane. Therefore, you can decrease your chances of a collision by using the left lane only for passing and keeping to the right lane as much as possible. Or, if it is a three-lane highway, you can give yourself options by driving in the middle lane.

  1. Steer right

Side-impact accidents tend to be less dangerous than head-on collisions. Therefore, if a crash is inevitable, you should try to steer to the right to present a different target to the other vehicle.

  1. Call 911

As soon as it is safe to do so, pull over and report the wrong-way driver to the authorities.

Taking these steps may help you and your passengers stay safe on the road.

The information in this article is not intended as legal advice but provided for educational purposes only.