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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.  » Does hands-free technology really help?

Connecticut residents often multitask when driving, for better or worse. Many people rely on GPS systems to navigate the way. Others cannot tolerate long drives without listening to some music.

Hands-free technology helps keep drivers safe – or so manufacturers and producers claim. But how safe is hands-free tech? Can this tech keep drivers safe no matter what risks of distraction they face on the road?

The National Safety Council’s opinion

The National Safety Council’s answer is no. They do not think hands-free technology solves all distracted driving problems. Why? Because hands-free tech only targets two of three sources of driver distraction.

First, hands-free tech allows drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. This is important. It reduces the physical distractions a driver may encounter. If they keep their hands on the wheel, they shorten their reaction time.

Second, hands-free tech lets a driver keep their eyes on the road. Visual distractions are constant. In a few seconds, a driver who is not looking at the road may crash into other drivers. Keeping your eyes on the road also increases your ability to react to dangers.

Where hands-free tech fails

But hands-free tech does not allow you to keep your mind on driving. Cognitive distractions are some of the most dangerous and prevalent distractions drivers face. They come from everywhere. Listening to music is a cognitive distraction. So is conversing with passengers. Unfortunately, hands-free tech distracts drivers as well.

While hands-free tech has certain positive impacts on driver safety, it is not a cure-all. It will not keep drivers safe by itself. Drivers should understand this before buying hands-free tech. They should not assume it will keep them safe.