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Two hospitalized after hit and run accident

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 10:35 pm    

A hit and run accident that took place Sunday night in Sheboygan, Wisconsin left two people critically injured.

The accident was caused by falling metal from the back of a red pick-up truck. The metal blocked roadways behind the truck and one 22-year-old driver tried to maneuver her car around the debris but lost control of the vehicle. Her car rolled over before coming to a complete stop in a ditch. Both people inside of the vehicle were severely injured.

The driver of the pick-up truck initially pulled his car over but then drove off. The metal that was housed in the truck bed was stolen and there is reason to believe that the truck was used in the theft of the materials. Police are still looking for the truck as well as the driver.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Parents sue oral surgeon after daughter dies

Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 4:38 pm    

The parents of a 17-year-old girl are suing the oral surgeon and anesthesiologist who performed wisdom tooth surgery on their daughter last March.

During the surgery the young girl’s heart rate began to decline and her blood oxygen level declined. According to reports, the official cause of death was determined to be hypoxia, which is directly related to the negligence of the surgeon and anesthesiologist.

Her parents believe that if the doctors would have been more cautious and attentive during the surgery that their daughter would still be alive today. They are hoping to raise awareness about the risks of dental surgeries through their dental malpractice lawsuit.

Wausau Center giving back this holiday season

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 9:04 pm    

The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. are pleased to announce that the Children’s Service Society’s Wausau Family Resource Center is giving back this holiday season by partnering with the United Way project, Bundles of Joy.

Bundles of Joy provides families in need with the opportunity to collect diapers and formula when their funds are low. This year the organization’s goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase the necessary supplies. Donations up to $5,000 will be matched in amount by the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation.

Volunteering opportunities are available at the Wausau Center where help is needed with gift wrapping. The center will be open during normal mall hours and two-hour shifts are still available.

For more information regarding Wausau events this holiday season, please visit the Wausau Daily Herald today.

Sexual assault centers will receive significantly less funding in 2012

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 7:50 pm    

Sexual assault centers throughout Wisconsin will experience a decrease in government funding for the 2012 fiscal year. A 42.5 percent cut in funding will cause the centers to reevaluate the use of their money and who will be able to receive treatment and aid at the centers.

The Department of Justice claims that this decrease is important in order to maintain the workforce responsible for investigating the reports of sexual abuse.

Revenue collected from criminal surcharges dropped 21 percent this year as compared to 2008 and therefore the cut in funding to sexual assault centers will help make up for the difference. There are 43 centers in Wisconsin that will be affected by this cut.

If you have been sexually assaulted, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Wausau sexual assault lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Wausau man receives sixth drunk driving offense

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 7:25 pm    

A crash that took place on Thanksgiving night left one man receiving his sixth drunk driving charge. The 37-year-old Wausau man was driving late Thursday night when he crashed his vehicle into a police officer’s car. The squad car was nearly totaled and the officer inside suffered minor injuries.

The officer could tell that the man had been drinking when he approached his vehicle. While one police officer was checking on the injured officer, the Wausau man fled from his car and the scene of the accident.

The man ultimately decided to turn himself into the police and was then charged with his sixth drunk driving offense.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Hunting accidents more likely to be caused by young hunters

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 6:51 pm    

Analysis of hunting accidents in the state of Wisconsin shows that young hunters are more likely to be responsible for a shooting accident. The report states that 18 percent of licensed hunters across the state are at or below 21-years-old. Yet, this 18 percent has been linked to 27 percent of shooting accidents in the last ten years in Wisconsin.

These young hunters are also responsible for 5 of the 30 fatal shooting accidents that have taken place. Most of these accidents were caused by individuals who had completed the Wisconsin hunter safety course. The safety surrounding hunting in Wisconsin is at a great level but there are still instances where safety is just simply overlooked.

This hunting season it is crucial to be careful when operating hunting equipment and to always be aware of your surroundings.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a hunter, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Deer create hazards on Wisconsin roads

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm    

Wisconsin has a large population of deer and it has already been determined that accidents involving these animals are on the rise this year.

The last two years have shown a steady increase in accidents and fatalities resulting from contact with deer. The month of November is a dangerous time for these accidents because mating season for deer is in full swing. Deer are constantly in motion during this time and it is up to drivers to stay safe on the roads.

Over 16,900 accidents that took place in Wisconsin last year were a direct result of deer-car collisions. This number is only expected to rise in the coming weeks.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Car accident kills 2 in Pewaukee

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 6:41 pm    

This weekend in Pewaukee, a car accident left two dead. The car accident happened on I-94 just after midnight when a car traveling the wrong way crashed into a car.

Four separate police vehicles tried to stop the car from causing any harm after being notified by several people on the highway of the wrong-way driver. Both drivers that were involved were pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is being conducted but as of now, there is no sign of alcohol being a factor. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was a 41-year-old husband who had three children. His widow is devastated and doesn’t know what to tell their children who also feels sorry for the other victim. The operator of the vehicle going the wrong-way was a 44-year-old Wisconsin woman.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ family and friends during this difficult time.


Halloween night could lead to pedestrian accidents

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 5:36 pm    

Pedestrian accidents occur more often at night. This Halloween it is important to be aware of your surroundings so that accidents can be avoided.

There were 59,000 pedestrians injured in the U.S. in 2009 due to car accidents. Of those 59,000 that were hurt, 4,900 died. Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. these accidents take place more frequently. Popular trick-or-treating hours this Halloween are said to be during 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Therefore, drivers need to be cautious on the roads during that time.

Parents should share with their children different ways to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Children should be paying attention in crosswalks and should only walk on sidewalks in the neighborhoods. Dimly lit areas need to be avoided and reflective clothing should be worn.

Put safety first this Halloween.

Pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous for the pedestrians involved. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Research reveals women injured more often in car accidents

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:43 pm    

A recent study on display in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that women are 47 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than men.

These gender-biased results are said to be due to safety features. Vehicle safety features are typically designed with men in mind. Therefore, women who are, on average, shorter in height and possess a smaller frame lose certain benefits of these features. For instance, women suffer injuries to their lower body because they have a shorter build than males and therefore the seat belt does not work properly.

To reduce the number of women severely hurt in car accidents, the study suggests that vehicle manufacturers tailor their safety features towards the average woman’s body. These adjustments will aid in the decrease of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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