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 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.

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Personal Injury
  4.  » 
  5. Car Accidents
  6.  » When drivers bend the rules, others face severe danger

There are many factors that affects how a person drives. From bad weather to being late for work to noisy children in the car, a variety of issues can impact a driver’s choices. These factors might tempt some drivers to take shortcuts when it comes to following the rules of the road.

However, when a driver “bends the rules,” they are actually violating critical traffic laws. Regardless of any other circumstances, drivers need to follow the law. Even laws that seem unnecessary to some drivers serve an important purpose.

Drivers often fail to take traffic laws seriously

Some of the most common traffic violations that might seem minor to some Connecticut drivers include:

  • Running a red light
  • Failing to stop completely at a stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Failing to properly use turn signals
  • Changing lanes without checking blind spots

Some of these traffic violations create serious dangers because the driver might not see a pedestrian or vehicle in their path. The other traffic violations are hazards because the driver would not be able to react in time to prevent a crash, such as in the case of speeding.

No law is too insignificant

No matter how trivial a traffic law might seem, the laws help to protect everyone. For example, running through a red light – no matter when the light turned red – has the potential to change someone else’s life.

When another driver has the right of way due to a green light, drivers with a red light cannot expect them to slow down or even notice them in time to avoid an accident. A T-bone accident at the intersection could cause severe injuries or death for passengers of either vehicle.

Even if there are few cars on the road, drivers must follow the law. It is not up to individual drivers to decide what is safe enough. If a driver causes an accident while they break the law, they are likely to be liable for the personal and economic damages of the crash.