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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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Odd sounds from your vehicle may not be anything important, but you should always check them out. If you notice something sounds different, it could indicate that you have a maintenance issue that requires your attention. 

One source of weird noise is a bad wheel bearing. Meineke explains that a bad wheel bearing will generally make a humming sound at higher speeds and cause vibrations at lower speeds. 

Safety issue

While the sounds may not be incredibly concerning, you should pay attention. A bad wheel bearing is a serious mechanical issue that requires a quick repair. Once it starts making noise and causing vibration, you need to get it fixed. 

A bad bearing can stop your wheel from moving, and this can happen while you are driving. The wheel bearing keeps your wheel attached to the car, so if it fails to function completely, then your tire could fall off. 

Other effects

Beyond leaving you without a tire on your vehicle, a bad wheel bearing can compound issues and lead to extreme wear of other parts of your suspension, including the CV joints and hub. It also wears the transmission and your tires, causing uneven or faster wear. 

You also will notice that your steering is not as responsive, which makes it tough to react in situations where you need to move quickly. 

Fixing

The good news is that wheel bearings go out all the time. This is a job that any mechanic should be able to handle easily, which means that the service cost should not be too extensive. Overall costs depend on the type of vehicle you drive and if there is other damage the mechanic must fix when changing the wheel bearing.