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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.

One sent to hospital after rollover car accident

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 6:09 am    

One man was injured after a rollover car accident occurred in West Salem in the early morning hours of Thursday.

The 20-year-old man was traveling down Bergum Coulee Road when he was involved in a rollover car accident that left him trapped in his vehicle. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the man's leg was out of the car, but the rest of his body was still in the car.

He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, but his current condition is unknown. Officials are still investigating what caused the accident at this time.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.

One injured in four-vehicle collision

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 2:45 am    

Four vehicles were involved in a collision in Collinsville around 6 pm on Wednesday.

A Collinsville police officer was driving through the intersection of Keebler Avenue and Belt Line Road when a 51-year-old man turned from Belt Line Road onto Keebler, crashing into the officer's squad car. The officer's vehicle was pushed into a stopped car on the opposite side of the road, which was then forced into the vehicle behind it. In all, four vehicles were involved in the accident.

According to Illinois State Police, the man who crashed into the officer's squad car was cited in the crash. The police officer sustained minor injuries in the accident, and was transported to Maryville's Anderson Hospital for treatment. No others were injured in the collision.

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries as the result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Wausau car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

Man injured in Wisconsin 32/57 collision

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 2:34 am    

A Greenleaf man was injured in a collision in Rockland on Monday night.

A 35-year-old woman driving a Jetta car northbound on Wisconsin 32/57 crossed over the center line, crashing into a 59-year-old motorcyclist. The crash occured around 8:30 pm at Brown County ZZ.

The motorcyclist was wearing eye gear, but failed to wear a helmet. The man was transported by helicopter to Green Bay's St. Vincent Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which required surgery. He remains in the hospital in critical condition.

According to Brown County Sheriff's Capt. Dave Konrath, the driver of the Jetta, who was not injured in the collision, is being held on charges of driving while intoxicated, causing injury, and driving left of center. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to a reckless driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Wausau auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

 

Two injured in Athens collision

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 2:48 am    

A motorcycle and a car collided in Athens on Sunday evening, injuring two people.

According to Marathon County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Gray, 44-year-old Lisa Fawley was driving a motorcycle through the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway F when she failed to yield to a car driven by 79-year-old Mary Theilig. As Theilig was turning onto Highway 97 from Highway F, the motorcyclist cut in front of her, causing the two vehicles to collide. 

Fawley suffered a severe injury to her leg and was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital by air. When concern arose that the leg may need to be amputed, she was then transported to University of Wisconsin Hospital for treatment. She is now in fair condition. Theileg was also taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital but has since been released. 

As stated by Gray, Fawley has been charged with failing to yield the right of way and operating while intoxicated.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Man Hurt in Wausau Motorcycle Accident

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 6:58 am    

One person was injured in a Wausau motorcycle accident
Friday.

According to officials with the Wausau Police Department,
the motorcycle accident took place just after 10:00 a.m. Friday. The accident
occurred near the intersection of Sherman Street and First Avenue. Police say
the motorcyclist was the only person involved in the accident.

According to the Wausau Police Department accident report,
the motorcyclist was traveling south on First Avenue when he lost control of
his motorcycle for an unknown reason. He was ejected from his vehicle in the
intersection.

The motorcyclist was transported by ground ambulance to an
area hospital for treatment. No information on the nature or extent of his
injuries was available. The man’s name has not been released.

The accident remains under investigation by the Wausau
Police Department.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please
contact the Wausau Personal Injury Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
®, by calling 800-242-2874.

$100K Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed in Texas

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 3:11 am    

A slip and fall lawsuit has been filed against the Young Men’s
Business League of Beaumont Texas.

According to Jefferson County District Court documents,
Sammie Serio filed the slip and fall lawsuit on July 19. The lawsuit claims
that Serio slipped and fell while attending a Young Men’s Business League fair
due to the organization’s failure to “properly construct and maintain seating
facilities.” In his lawsuit, Serio alleged the Young Men’s Business League
negligently failed to maintain its premises and remedy the dangerous condition.

The lawsuit does not state when or how the incident
occurred. Serio is seeking more than $100,000 in damages. He is suing for his
alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment,
disfigurement, and low wages, in addition to all court costs.

Judge Milton Shuffield has been assigned to the case. A
preliminary hearing has been scheduled for August 30.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please
contact the Wausau slip and fall attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

 

$1M Verdict in NY Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:56 am    

A New York jury returned a $1 million verdict in a slip and
fall lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by an 89 year-old woman who suffered
debilitating injuries from a slip and fall accident in her apartment. According
to court documents, workers were replacing windows in the woman’s apartment,
furniture was moved and plastic drop cloths were placed down. The woman slipped
on a drop cloth because it was rolled up on the bottom.

Her fall resulted in a serious injury which required hip
replacement surgery and extensive physical therapy. The woman was healthy and
active at the time of the accident and, although she is improving, her mobility
will never be the same.

The lawsuit sought damages of $900,000. After deliberating
for less than an hour, the jury awarded the plaintiff $1,050,000. The verdict
included $450,000 for past pain and suffering, and $600,000 for future pain and
suffering.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please
contact the Wausau premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Man Injured in Wausau Motorcycle Accident

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 6:01 am    

A man was injured in a Wausau motorcycle accident Saturday
night.

According to officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s
Department, the motorcyclist was traveling on Highway CC at the time of the
accident. Witnesses say he attempted to slow down for a deer crossing the
roadway, but was unable to stop in time. The auto accident occurred shortly
after 9:00 p.m.

The man was found in the roadway with severe injuries. He
was transported by ground ambulance to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in
Tomahawk for treatment. He was later airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

The driver’s identity is being with held pending
notification of his family members. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be
factors in the auto accident, according to a news release from the Lincoln
County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please
contact the Wausau motorcycle accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Product Liability Lawsuit Filed Over Nexium, Prilosec Bone Fractures

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at 1:41 am    

A New Jersey woman has filed a product liability lawsuit
against AstraZeneca claiming she suffered multiple foot fractures as a result
of taking Nexium and Prilosec.

According to New Jersey Superior Court documents, Susan A.
Poznavich alleges that the side effects of Nexium and Prilosec  the popular heartburn drugs, made her bones
brittle after long-term use. The lawsuit says Poznavich suffered multiple
fractures in both feet, resulting in severe pain.

Nezium and Prilosec are both part of a class of drugs known
as proton pump inhibitors. Nexium is AstraZeneca’s best selling prescription
drug. It is also the third best-selling medication in the world. In May 2010,
the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning detaling the
risk of bone fractures from Nexium and Prilosec.

If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical
product, please contact a Wausau defective pharmaceutical products lawyer of
Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.