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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.  » Teach kids bicycle safety from an early age

From weekend rides with the family to those first solo trips to a friend’s house or school, learning how to ride a bike is often a major rite of passage for both children and their parents. However, once your kids have mastered the physical aspect of cycling, it is just as important to teach them how to ride safely. 

According to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, biking injuries are the most common sport-related reason that children between ages 5 and 14 require emergency care. That makes it especially important to teach kids basic bicycle safety tips from an early age. 

Explain the rules of the road 

While it is generally safer for younger children to ride on the sidewalk, it is still essential to teach kids basic road rules—especially when it comes to approaching and crossing intersections. Remind children to ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic and teach them the importance of watching out for stop signs, stop lights and other traffic signals. Make sure to reinforce the habit of stopping and looking both ways before entering an intersection or crossing a street. 

Teach kids to be watchful for blind spots and careless drivers 

It is also important to coach children to keep an eye out for areas where drivers may have reduced visibility or may not be paying attention. Remind kids to be alert when passing by driveways or alleys. You should also teach children to make eye contact before crossing an intersection or street to ensure that the driver has seen them and does not pose a safety risk. 

Emphasize the importance of wearing a helmet 

According to the Safe Kids Connecticut Program, wearing a helmet may reduce the danger of brain injury by up to 88%. To ensure that kids wear protective gear consistently, make sure to set a good example by wearing a helmet yourself when riding on your own or with your children.