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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.  » People often practice the same driving habits they consider unsafe

Most people agree that impaired driving is a growing problem in Connecticut and the rest of the country. However, many people disagree on what counts as problematic impaired driving and the punishment offenders should receive. For instance, people almost unanimously condemn drunk drivers for their actions. Meanwhile, they often treat drowsy drivers more sympathetically. Yet, both actions constitute impaired driving and can cost lives on the road.

In 2018, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety surveyed the traffic safety culture index. The survey identified what types of bad driving habits or actions people considered most dangerous. AAA noticed the development of a traffic safety culture where people did not always practice what they preached. Here are some examples of this:

  • 6% percent believed that texting while driving was unacceptable, but 34.6% said they had done so in the past 30 days.
  • 2% believed drowsy driving was unacceptable, but 30.8% admitted to driving while extremely tired in the past 30 days.
  • Only 23.9% of drivers believed that driving 15 m.p.h. over the speed limit on the freeway was ever acceptable, but 50.3% admitted to doing so in the past 30 days.
  • Of all the dangerous driving habits, people seemed most concerned about distracted driving, even though up to 60.5% of people used either a hand-held or hands-free device to carry on conversations while driving.

It may also come as some surprise that respondents expressed more concern about drugged drivers than drunk drivers. In the survey, 90.8% of people believed that driving after using illicit drugs was a very serious offense and a threat to the safety of other drivers on the road. When it came to drunk driving, 79.9% of respondents believed that even first-time offenders should use alcohol-ignition interlocks.

It is good that there is a general consensus on dangerous driving habits. However, until people begin to drive in alignment with their beliefs, serious motor crashes may continue to pose a threat to lives on the road.