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Lawsuit Filed over NH Teen’s Death in SUV Rollover Crash

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 5:15 am    

Mitsubishi Motors North America has been named in a lawsuit stemming from the death of a New Hampshire teen in a rollover accident.

According to Salem Superior Court documents, Charles and Michelle Foster have filed a lawsuit against the automaker which claims the Mitsubishi Montero SUV is "unreasonably dangerous." The lawsuit alleges the Montero's design is to blame for the death of the plaintiffs' 17 year-old Son, Jason.

Jason Alan Foster was one of two people who were killed in a rollover accident in Salem, N.H., on August 6, 2009. Foster and a 16 year-old girl were in the back of the Montero when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled over on a curve. Foster and the girl were both ejected from the vehicle and killed.

The Fosters' attorney, Joseph Balliro Jr., says the Mitsubishi Montero is "notorious" for rollover accidents, due to a major design flaw. Balliro says a number of lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging that the Montero SUV is top-heavy and prone to rollover.

If you have been injured by a automobile defect, please contact a Wausau SUV Rollover Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Jaws of Life Called to Wausau Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 5:52 am    

A woman was seriously injured in a head-on motor vehicle accident inWausau Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Marathon County Sheriff’sDepartment, the accident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. at the intersectionof Highway 29 and 152nd Avenue, east of Wausau. Marathon County Sheriff’sLieutenant Dale Wisniewski said emergency responders called in the Jaws of Lifeto extract a woman from her vehicle.

According to Wisniewski, the woman, who has not beenidentified, was injured but conscious and talking to responders after themotor vehicle accident. The Marathon County Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricatethe woman from her vehicle, which was described by authorities as totaled.

The injured driver was transported by ambulance to AspirusWausau Hospital for treatment. The nature of her injuries is not known.

The accident remains under investigation by the MarathonCounty Sheriff’s Department.

If you have been injured in a Wausau auto accident, pleasecontact a Wausau Personal Injury Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, bycalling 800-242-2874.

Chrysler Announces Vehicle Recall Due to Design Defect

Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 3:47 am    

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling around 250,000 vehicles to fix a potential design defect that could cause engine stalling. 

 

The Michigan company says it will recall Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and Dodge Journey crossover sedans due to a design defect that could move the key while driving and cause sudden engine shut down. The company says if the engine shuts off while driving, it could increase the risk of a crash. 

 

The recall affects vehicles built between August 2009 and June 2010, and sold in the 2010 model year. 

 

The automaker says it has received 32 customer complaints about the defect. Chrysler says it is aware of at least two rear-end crashes linked to the engine shut off problem. 

 

The recall is scheduled to begin in April. 

 

If you have been injured by a defective automobile, please contact the Wausau automobile defects lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Slippery Roads and Sidewalks Lead to Broken Bones

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 7:01 am    

Freezing slush is causing slippery streets and sidewalks, resulting in numerous injuries for Wausau residents.

 

According to officials with Aspirus Wausau Hospital, staff saw about half a dozen car accident patients and at least that many injured snowboarders every day last week. Hospital officials say that is much more than usual, and the weather may be to blame. The refreezing of melted snow makes surfaces slippery and leads to broken bones, according to Emergency Room Dr. Mark Mirick.

 

"The older people are smart, they tend to stay home because they know it's slippery, so they don't go out for a couple days," Mirick said. "Then about two to three days later, then we'll get the people that go out and fall and break their hips and their arms from the ice."

 

It's nearly impossible to stand after breaking a hip, Mirick said, meaning a victim might have trouble calling for help. He recommends portable medical alert systems for the elderly.

 

If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident on another party's property, please contact the Wausau Personal Injury Attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Reports of Injuries Prompt Defective Stroller Recall

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 5:02 am    

Baby Jogger LLC has announced a recall of its titular product over concerns that a faulty lock system may put children at risk.

 

According to officials with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been four reports of children falling from the Baby Jogger seats, resulting in scrapes, bruises, cuts, and a broken nose. The Chinese-made "jump seats" are an accessory used with strollers sold by Baby Jogger LLC. 

 

The accessory can be used with the Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic, and Baby Jogger Summit. The seats were sold at retailers from January 2008 through July 2010 for a cost of about $100.

 

The company says the locking mechanism that allows parents to detach the "jump seats" may not function correctly, allowing the seat to break-free. Consumers are urged to stop using the jump seats immediately, and contact Baby Jogger LLC to learn how to obtain and install a set of safety straps. 

 

If your child has been injured by a defective product, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.