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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.

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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  4.  » The many dangers of parking lots during the holidays

While many people are now doing all their holiday shopping online, the retail stores and shopping malls are still crowded, and their parking lots congested.

According to the National Safety Council, parking lots are the sites of thousands of injuries each year, hundreds of which are fatal. Here are a few of the most common risks.

Distracted drivers

Participants in one public opinion poll admitted to using their phones to talk, text, program their GPS, access social media, send and receive emails and take pictures while driving in parking lots. This may seem ironic, considering the fact that those drivers have recently been or are about to be pedestrians themselves.

Bad driving behaviors

In addition to distracted driving, here are actions drivers take that put pedestrians in danger:

  • Driving too fast
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Cutting across lanes
  • Ignoring signs and directional markings on the ground

Backing vehicles

Backing vehicles pose exceptional risks for pedestrians, especially children. Before getting into a vehicle, a driver should do a quick walk around the outside to make sure there are no low-lying objects nearby.

Many vehicles now have back-up cameras and sensors that show videos and beep or flash when there is a vehicle, person or object in the path. However, it is never a good idea to completely rely on technology. Drivers should also do a head check and a mirror check before beginning to back out of a parking spot.

Other hazards

Vehicles are not the only threats to pedestrians. People on foot should also watch out for slipping and tripping hazards such as ice, cracks in the pavement and potholes. Areas with no signs or directional markings on the ground are areas to avoid.

Poor lighting can be a fall hazard, but it can also pose a security threat. It is best to park in well-lit areas that have obvious surveillance equipment, when possible.