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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 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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Childhood Sex Abuse Cases Settle for $3.25 Million

Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney represents victims of child abuse within public schools. These particular cases present difficult legal challenges. Very often there is little corroborating proof. With the passage of time, memories fade, people pass away and liability becomes difficult to prove. Proving damages is also a challenge in many cases as victims of childhood sexual abuse frequently suffer other trauma in their lives, struggle with drugs and alcohol, and have family and career challenges so expert witnesses need to be retained.

This past month, Cindy Robinson and Doug Mahoney were able to settle five childhood sexual abuse cases for $3.25 million. These five cases had all of the above mentioned challenges plus one very significant additional hurdle – municipal immunity. Tragically, our five clients were sexually abused by their elementary school gym teacher in the late 1970s / early 1980s while students at the Rogers Elementary School in Stamford.

Cindy and Doug first argued that the Stamford Board of Education had a ministerial duty to report childhood sexual abuse. Concerned that argument may not ultimately be successful, they took several dozen depositions of former students and staff at Rogers to position the case to take advantage of the “imminent harm / identifiable victim” exception to municipal immunity. In addition, they disclosed an internationally recognized expert on the prevention of child abuse in institutional settings such as schools who found fault with the school board. After years of litigation, the cases settled in June of 2018, just before jury selection was scheduled to begin, for $3.25 million.