Trantolo & Trantolo Looks to Break Guinness World Record

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, Trantolo & Trantolo and Mohegan Sun present the Third Annual MDA Benefit Ride and Concert. See Billy Currington, A Thousand Horses and local favorite Arizona Maid Band live on stage! We are honored to organize this event that supports those suffering from neuromuscular disease in Connecticut. Our firm hopes to exceed last year’s donation of $110,000 to the MDA of Connecticut. This year, we have another goal to break the current Guinness World record of largest one-day motorcycle ride.

Join the Motorcycle Ride

2016 MDA Motorcycle Ride

Police Escorts From the 2016 Ride

If you plan to ride with us to the arena on the day of the concert, we will be leaving from three satellite locations: TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson in New London and Brothers’ Harley-Davidson in Branford. After a scenic ride through Southern Connecticut, riders from the three dealerships will merge about a mile away. From there, our two-wheeled police escorts will lead us to food trucks in the Winter Parking Lot!

Help Make History

To qualify for the honor of largest one-day motorcycle ride, we must exceed 2,405 riders and travel at least one mile together. The record is currently held by Roberto Macdonald, The RRiders and the Harley Davidson Club Hellas, who led a parade of 2,404 Harley-Davidson motorcycles for 2.8 miles in Greece in 2010.

Before the motorcycle ride, don’t miss your chance to win great raffle prizes, including big screen TVs, gift certificates, clothing, autographed guitars and our grand prizes: two brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycles!

Join the ride for your chance to be a part of history.

Not a rider?

Purchase your concert tickets and meet us at the venue! For more information, visit www.mdaridect.com.
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Have a “Reel” Good Time at our Fishing For A Harley Tournament!

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Trantolo & Trantolo presents the Second Annual Fishing For A Harley Tournament at Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Springs, CT! This event, also sponsored by TSI-Harley Davidson of Ellington, benefits the Connecticut Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind in honor of a former client who lost his sight in a motorcycle accident.

Fishing For A Cause

Our client, Paul Duquette, was helped by the NFBCT to adjust to his disability after a tragic motorcycle accident with a careless driver. We are so honored to support this group because they helped our client and friend overcome the obstacles associated with sudden blindness. He and his wife Cheri are an inspiration to all of us here at Trantolo & Trantolo.

Fishing For A Harley

Cheri and Paul Duquette with Director of Communications, Chick Pritchard (l)

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Vincent Trantolo with members of the National Federation of the Blind CT Chapter

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Cheri and Paul Duquette with Attorney Vincent Trantolo (l)

We invite you to grab your fishing pole and join us on April 2 for a beautiful morning on the lake! All tagged fish will be redeemable for prizes, but the first five caught will be eligible to win a 2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider from TSI-Harley Davidson! Proceeds from this event will support the year-round programs of the NFBCT.

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Woman Struck by Underinsured Motorist Accepts $54,000 Settlement

On January 25, 2017, a $54,000 settlement was reached between Travelers and Rozalyn Ralph, a 64-year-old Waterbury woman. Attorney Ron Etemi of our Waterbury office had the privilege of representing Ralph, who was the victim in a motor vehicle accident with an underinsured motorist.

Woman Struck by An Uninsured Motorist

Ron EtemiIn July 2014, Ralph was driving through Cromwell with her fiancée when their vehicle was rear-ended. As a result of the collision, Ralph suffered serious neck and back injuries that left her in severe pain.

As Attorney Etemi described to the six-person jury, “my client suffered sprains of the neck and back, more so of the back. She was limping in pain from both legs because of the injury…she also suffers from sleep disturbance from the pain.”

Ralph initially received $20,000 from the defendant’s Geico insurance coverage, but sued her insurer, Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co., to cover the rest of the damages.

Travelers first offer through Ralph’s underinsured motorist coverage was a mere $3,500. Underinsured motorist coverage protects against those who only have the minimum insurance requirements.

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Veteran Accepts $422,018 Settlement for Dog Attack

On January 25, 2017, a $422,018 settlement was reached between Robert A. Coutu, an auto body shop owner, and Mitchell Ducharme, a 25-year-old Lebanon man. Attorney Peter J. Brown of Trantolo & Trantolo’s Hartford office had the privilege of representing Ducharme, who was attacked by two pit bulls at Coutu Auto Sales in Willimantic.

Veteran Attacked by Two Pit Bulls

Peter BrownIn August 2013, the 25-year-old victim was visiting his stepbrother Jeremy Slater at Coutu Auto Sales, where he worked. Slater had asked Ducharme to bring by a tool to help him fix his car that wouldn’t start. When Ducharme arrived at the shop, he was approached by a dog who Jeremy said he knew from the junkyard.

As Ducharme let the pit bull sniff his hand, another pit bull advanced on him and both dogs attacked Ducharme for 10 minutes. The incident left the victim, a war veteran, with severe dog bites, lacerations and puncture wounds. During the deposition, Attorney Brown said, “The attack exacerbated the PTSD related to his time in Afghanistan.”

The brutal dog attack resulted in two wrist surgeries, scarring and disfigurement, and 18 percent disability in Ducharme’s upper left arm.

Ducharme is very pleased with his settlement, which was reached the night before jury selection was set to begin. According to Attorney Brown, “It’s a good result. Who knows what the jury could have done. They could have offered $250,000. [Ducharme] was very happy with the ending and he decided to take it.”

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Vote Trantolo & Trantolo Best Law Firm 2017

Trantolo & Trantolo is honored to be in the running for Best Law Firm in the 2017 Best of Hartford Magazine Readers’ Poll! We hope to be recognized for the third year in a row by our local community. For over 75 years, Trantolo & Trantolo has protected the rights of those unable to defend themselves. We take great pride in fighting for you!

Best of Hartford 2017 ribbonThis year, we invite present and former clients, our friends, family members and esteemed colleagues to cast their ballot for Trantolo & Trantolo as Best Law Firm in the Professional Services category. Voting is simple! Follow the instructions below to submit your choices for the best of the best in Greater Hartford.

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Voting will end on February 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The winners of the 14th annual contest will be published in the May issue of Hartford Magazine.

Your voice matters…let it be heard in the 2017 Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll!