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.

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  6.  » Does hands-free cellphone usage really prevent accidents?

The dangerous myth circulating throughout the country assures you that you can safely use your cellphone to talk or text while driving as long as you use hands-free technology to do so. Unfortunately, if you believe this myth, you put yourself, your passengers and all other motorists around you at high risk for an accident and resulting injuries.

The National Safety Council explains that distracted driving represents the number one cause of accidents, and cellphone usage while behind the wheel represents the number one type of distracted driving today.

Cellphones and distracted driving

You can become distracted while driving in the following three ways:

  • Physically
  • Visually
  • Cognitively

While hands-free cellphone usage theoretically allows you to keep your hands on the wheel and therefore not become physically distracted, such is seldom the case. Why? Because, whether you realize it or not, you talk with your hands as much as with your voice when you engage in a cellphone conversation or verbal text exchange.

Cellphone usage, even hands-free, while driving likewise causes visual distraction since your brain cannot do two things at the same time. Studies show that during a cellphone conversation or text exchange, your brain can process only about two-thirds of the movement around you that your eyes see. Worse yet, it can process only about half of the stationery objects your eyes see.

Finally, your cognitive abilities nosedive when you talk or text at the same time as you drive. You unconsciously pay more attention to your cellphone interactions than you do to your top driving responsibility: driving defensively and responsibly so as to avoid accidents.