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Car malfunction causes fatal accident on I-94

Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 3:36 pm    

On Sunday in Wisconsin, a tire blow out caused a fatal rollover accident on I-94. Members of the Tempe, Arizona band, “While We’re Up,” were traveling through the state while on tour when the accident took place.

The rear tire on the right side of the band’s vehicle blew up, causing the driver to lose control. The immediate result of this car malfunction was the rolling of the vehicle on the busy highway. The band member that was in the front passenger seat of the car was killed on impact.

The two other individuals in the vehicle were transported to a hospital to be treated for varying degrees of injuries, none of which were considered to be life-threatening. The 22-year-old car accident victim helped form the band in Tempe in 2010 with one of his friends that he met at Arizona State University.

At this time, we would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s family and friends.

How to stay safe on July 4

Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 4:22 pm    

This year it is important to make sure fireworks safety is practiced on the Fourth of July.

Injuries from fireworks accidents can be severe. These accidents can result in serious burns, permanent vision loss, scarring, and possibly death. Children should not be allowed near fireworks of any kind, even sparklers can cause critical injuries.

Fireworks should only be lit by trained professionals, so that injuries do not result. Each year, 9,000 people are injured in fireworks-related accidents. These injuries can result in serious lawsuits against the negligent party. Make sure to practice fireworks safety tomorrow when celebrating the July 4 holiday with friends and family.

If a fireworks-related accident has left you injured, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Speeding program begins July 2 in Wisconsin

Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 2:22 pm    

Starting July 2 in the state of Wisconsin, law enforcement agencies will be adding additional patrol officers to target reckless speeding drivers on the roads and highways in order to prevent needless car accidents.

There will be 120 participating agencies in the state, and the additional patrol officers will be funded through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. This initiative, entitled Summer Heat, was established to reduce the number of speed-related accidents.

Last year, 160 people lost their lives in accidents involving excessive speed, and another 7,700 individuals received injuries due to these types of crashes. Throughout 2011, upwards of 180,000 speeding citations were handed out in Wisconsin. This year, officers are hopeful that their extra efforts will reduce the number of preventable speeding accidents.

Speed-related crashes can be extremely severe, and can leave people with debilitating injuries. If you were injured in a crash related to speeding, please contact the speeding accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Rain causes 2 car crashes, 3 deaths

Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 3:11 pm    

Three people lost their lives near Neillsville during the early morning hours of Thursday after an intense rainfall left part of a highway submerged under water.

A Milwaukee couple was driving north on County Highway M when their car fell off of the highway where it was damaged by the rain. It is estimated that the vehicle fell between 12 and 15 feet before landing in a river. Some time after their accident, another vehicle crashed in the same spot, and landed on top of the truck.

The couple, as well as the second driver, was killed at the scene. Authorities say that they died on impact, and the weather is to blame for the demise of the highway. An investigation into the timing of the crashes is still underway, and officials are trying to determine whether the drivers were driving in rainy weather at the time of their crashes.

We would like to extend our condolences to the victims’ families and friends.


Product recalls on the rise, consumers losing interest

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 8:54 pm    

In 2007, there were 1,460 product recalls announced in the United States. Four years later in 2011, 2,363 consumer products were recalled throughout the country.

This large increase has been attributed to regulators paying closer attention to consumer safety, the use of social media where consumers warn other consumers of defective products, and enhanced testing procedures for defective products.

Regulators are now trying to answer the question concerning the best possible way to inform the public of these product recalls. They are reaching out on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and have even begun to utilize sign postings in stores and national recorded phone calls.

If a defective food product has left you with an illness, please contact the defective food product lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.


Kia announces 2 recalls back-to-back

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 5:58 pm    

The automobile company, Kia, has recently made two announcements concerning the recalls of two different models.

The first recall was made after the Kia Rio models manufactured between 2006 and 2008 were found to have a faulty airbag detection system in place for small children. The sensor system did not detect them, and therefore could not prevent the airbag from deploying in a car accident.

The Kia Borrego was the second model to have an issue with an automotive defect, and required a national recall. The problem with this model is focused on the brake pedal mount, and it’s inability to withstand too much force. This weak pedal could cause the car to roll, and a total of 21,912 Borrego SUVs were recalled.

If an auto defect has left you with an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Drunk driver charged for a 6th time in Milwaukee

Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 3:19 pm    

A 56-year-old woman will soon face her sixth drunk driving charge in court. If she is convicted on this count, as she was on her five previous OWI charges, she faces the possibility of spending 10 years in prison.

This most recent arrest stems from the woman’s reckless driving on Highway 45 in Milwaukee. The reporting officer claims that the woman was speeding during poor weather, changing lanes without her blinker, and crossing double white lines.

The smell of alcohol was present in the woman’s car, and she appeared to be intoxicated. She failed a field sobriety test and was therefore charged with her sixth OWI.

Drunk drivers can be reckless, causing serious auto accidents. Please contact the drunk driving accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 if you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident.

Heavy traffic expected over Memorial Day weekend due to construction

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm    

This weekend in Wisconsin, several construction sites throughout the state will pose problems for drivers. These sites are expected to delay the large number of motorists traveling for Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Road construction sites will increase traffic on major highways, causing delays and potential car accidents to take place. Rear-end car accidents happen quite often in these areas, and drivers need to make sure they maintain an adequate amount of space between their vehicle and the vehicles around them.

This year, law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin will be adding additional patrol officers to enforce traffic laws over the busy holiday weekend. These officers will be looking for drunk drivers, drivers not wearing their seat belts, and reckless drivers. The Department of Transportation in Wisconsin stated that approximately nine people are killed in the state each year during Memorial Day weekend.

Reckless drivers can cause serious accidents in which individuals can be severely injured. If you were involved in a severe accident that was caused by a reckless driver, please contact the reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.


Man dies in Rock County rollover accident

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 7:36 pm    

An Edgerton man has lost his life after the truck he was driving crashed into a ditch. The rollover accident happened in southern Wisconsin.

The 71-year-old man was driving in Rock County when he began to lose control of his vehicle. He attempted to return to the roadway but unfortunately over-corrected his vehicle and ended up driving into a ditch. The force of the accident caused the vehicle to roll over.

At the time of the accident, the man was not wearing his seat belt, and he was ejected from the car. He died from the injuries he sustained. An investigation into the one-car accident is currently underway.

We would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of the victim.

Water slide injury reports spur investigation by CPSC

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 2:27 pm    

A toy that is meant for fun during swimming season has left two people with severe injuries and one person dead. The Banzai inflatable water slide, which is intended for in-ground pools, has been proven defective by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As a result, all of these slides that were produced in a certain time frame have been recalled.

In all, 21,000 of these slides are being recalled based on the findings from the investigation by the CPSC. The fatality caused by this product involved the 29-year-old mother of an 18-month-old baby girl. The woman was on top of the six-foot-tall slide and was heading into the pool when the slide deflated. Her head slammed into the side of the pool, and she was instantly paralyzed. She passed away the following day. Her family sued Toys R Us Inc., and was rewarded $20.6 million.

The Banzai inflatable water slides retailed for $250 at Wal Mart Stores Inc., and Toys R Us Inc., and they were manufactured by Manley Toys. The slides that were produced between January 2005 and June 2009 are included in the recall. Full refunds will be awarded to the individuals who purchased these defective products.

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