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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.  » How can drivers and motorcyclists can prevent blind spot collisions?

A blind spot is an area around a vehicle that its driver cannot see. While your car, truck or SUV likely has a few blind spots, the space between the rear of your vehicle and its side mirrors is a common one. If a car or motorcycle is in this space when you change lanes, you may inadvertently cause an accident.

Blind spot collisions are more dangerous for motorcyclists than they are for drivers. Because most bikes do not offer much protection for their riders, a rider may sustain life-threatening injuries in a blind spot crash. Fortunately, drivers and motorcyclists can work together to minimize the risk of blind spot collisions.

What drivers can do

For drivers, the first step in preventing a blind spot accident is to identify the vehicle’s areas of poor visibility. To do so, simply sit in your car and take note of places you cannot clearly see. Then, pay special attention to these zones every time you turn or change lanes. Taking the following steps may also help you avoid a serious collision with a motorcycle in your blind spot:

  • Adjust your vehicle’s rear-view and side mirrors to reduce blind spots
  • Keep all car windows clean and free from obstructions
  • Use your turn signal before merging or crossing lanes
  • Glance over your shoulder before changing lanes

What motorcyclists can do 

Because motorcycle riders have an increased risk of injury in a blind spot collision, they should also take steps to prevent an accident. If you ride a bike, these actions may prevent an accident:

  • Ride in a driver’s blind spot only long enough to pass the vehicle
  • Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing to increase your visibility
  • Maintain a safe distance between your bike and other vehicles
  • Turn your headlights on
  • Use your blinker before changing lanes or making turns

If traffic is moving quickly, blind spot collisions rarely end well. Put simply, whether you are a driver or a motorcycle rider, you have a role to play in reducing accident risk. To avoid a disastrous accident, you must take this obligation seriously.

At this time, it is more important than ever to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we understand the challenges you face, and we will be there to advocate for you and your loved ones every step of the way.