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Motorcyclists injured in Sturgeon Bay accident

A motorcyclist and his passenger  sustained injuries in an accident inadvertently caused by another motorist in Sturgeon Bay, as reported by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.  According to the report, the motorcyclist crashed after he attempted to avoid colliding with a pickup truck that was pulling out from a Walmart parking lot.

The pickup’s driver apparently failed to notice approaching motorcyclist, according to Sturgeon Bay Police. The motorcyclist was able successfully avoid a collision when he intentionally laid down his motorcycle. The motorcyclist’s passenger complained of experiencing pain in the hip after the accident. Both the motorcyclist and his passenger were wearing protection accessories, and neither were thrown from the motorcycle.

The Green Bay lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier represent motorcyclists who have been injured in accidents. We strongly believe that motorcyclists should get the timely compensations they need for treatment, particularly when negligent vehicle drivers are involved. To speak with a member of our team about the particulars of your accident, please call our office at (920) 437-0900 today.

Recall of airbags using exploding propellant

Approximately 85 million airbags, which use a propellant similar to that of the defective Takata airbags, are believed to be in use nationwide, a report of wbt.com stated on April 13. This propellant can cause the airbag to explode and has been linked to several fatal accidents and hundreds of injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a previous recall of 29 million defective airbags is expected to increase by more than 100 million. 53 million of the 85 million airbags lack a drying agent that makes airbags safer in areas with humid weather conditions. Humidity has been found to be a possible factor in the explosion of these airbags. The NHTSA stated that all of the remaining airbags are subject to recall if they later found to be unsafe.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier in Green Bay understand the emotional and financial burden one has to endure as a result of injury from a defective product. If you or someone you love is a victim of an auto defect, we may offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (920) 437-0900.

3 injured in Town of Lyons accident

Three people suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the Town of Lyons, a March 26 article of My Racine County reported.

According to reports, at about 12:20 p.m. on March 19, an SUV and a U-Haul vehicle were involved in an accident on Highway 36. The incident reportedly happened after the westbound SUV, driven by Philip Carney Jr., went into the opposite lane and struck the U-Haul, driven by Donald Oliver Wilkens. Carney, 70, was airlifted to a hospital to treat his critical injuries while his wife, Carol Carney, was treated for minor injuries in another hospital. Wilkens was also treated for minor injuries in a local hospital. As of March 21, authorities were investigating the area where the collision took place.

After an accident, working with a skilled lawyer can be a great asset when considering your options for financial support for prolong treatment. Find out how a lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier in Green Bay may help you pursue damage claims against negligent drivers today by calling (920) 437-0900.

Reckless Driver Shown in YouTube Video

A YouTube video of a Green Bay woman’s reckless driving has created a buzz on social media. The video was viewed and shared thousands of times, and its popularity eventually caused Wisconsin police to take notice. The footage lead the woman to be cited for reckless driving.

The driver of an 18-wheeler uploaded his dash-cam recorder’s footage of a crash to YouTube, which shows a wreck caused by a tailgating SUV. The video shows the SUV driver lose control of her vehicle after being break-checked by the car ahead of her. Though she crashed into the median, the woman luckily only suffered minor injuries. Her error nearly caused harm to surrounding vehicles, especially the car she was tailgating.

If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by a reckless driver, call Habush Habush & Rottier at (920) 437-0900 for a free consultation. Our experienced Green Bay car accident attorneys understand the how devastating these types of accidents can be, and we want to help you in your pursuit of justice.

Millions of Toyota vehicles with seatbelts that may fail recalled

According to a February 18 report from USA Today, over 1.1 million Toyota vehicles in the U.S. are part of the estimated 2.9 million vehicles that are being recalled worldwide due to seatbelts that may fail in the event of an accident.

According to reports, the seatbelts on both second-row window seats of previous RAV 4 vehicles may tear off in a front impact accident. Passengers seating in the second-row window seats may suffer serious injuries in such accidents if the seatbelts are torn. According to Toyota, the problem may arise if the seatbelts make contact with the metal frame of the seat cushions, causing the belts to rip/tear. The recall also affects previous electric models of RAV 4 vehicles. Toyota will address the problem by covering the metal frames of the seats with plastic for free.

Auto defects, unfortunately, can be hard to prove in accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident and you believe an automotive defect is responsible, an experienced lawyer may be able to help you investigate the underlying cause of your injuries. Find out how a Green Bay car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier can help you by calling (920) 437-0900 today.

Four injured in Brown Deer wrong-way collision

At least four people, including a child, suffered injuries in Brown Deer after they were involved in a collision recently, according to an article from February 5 published by Fox 6.

According to reports, the accident happened in the vicinity of W. Brown Deer Road and N. Green Bay Road. A vehicle operated by an unidentified man was traveling in the wrong direction when it collided with an oncoming vehicle occupied by two unidentified women and a child, an official of North Shore Fire Department said.

The man who caused the collision is reportedly in critical condition, and authorities are inclined to believe that he was drunk at the time of the accident. Both women and the child were also transported to hospitals after sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The vehicles involved in the accident sustained substantial damages, authorities also said.

If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a reckless or drunk driver, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation to cover any medical costs or damages. To learn more, speak to the legal team of personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier in Green Bay by calling (920) 437-0900 today.

Mazda to include thousands of vehicles in their airbag recall

Auto manufacturer Mazda recently expanded a recall to include 374,519 vehicles with Takata airbags due to a defect that could potentially cause them to over-inflate and shoot shrapnel into the vehicles upon impact. According to reports, the recall affects at least three later models of Mazda vehicles with defective airbags in the front passenger seats.

The airbags installed in the vehicles apparently manufactured by Takata are at high risk of rupturing when launched and may discharge metal bits. Mazda is one of twelve auto manufacturers that issued a recall to millions of vehicles that are equipped with Takata airbags. Mazda decided to add thousands of vehicles in their recall after Takata recently released new information about the recalled airbags.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier in Green Bay work for people who were injured in accidents as a result of faulty vehicles or parts. If you or a loved one is in such a situation, call (920) 437-0900 today to learn more about your legal options.

Suspect in Miller Park Way pedestrian accident charged

On January 4, the Journal Sentinel stated that the male SUV driver who is believed to have caused serious injuries to a pedestrian in an August accident on Miller Park Way has been charged.

Based on information provided by two individuals who called in tips to authorities and additional evidence gathered by investigators, Brown County officers arrested Andrew Timm, 25, on December 24. A criminal complaint revealed that Timm was the vehicle driver who fled an accident scene where a Milwaukee man was seriously injured. The victim, identified only as a 40-year-old man, suffered numerous broken bones and serious head trauma and was still in the hospital as of December.

When pedestrians are involved in collisions with vehicles, often the victims suffer debilitating and life-threatening injuries a a result. At Habush Habush & Rottier, our personal injury attorneys represent these victims and their families as they seek compensation from the negligent drivers who caused them harm. To learn more, call (920) 437-0900 today.

Suspected drunk driver blamed for damaging Racine house in accident

A house in Racine County was recently damaged after a vehicle operated by a suspected drunk driver crashed into it, a December 22 article from the Journal Sentinel reported.

According to reports, at around 11:00 p.m. on December 21, authorities were notified of an accident that took place in the 1100 block of 12th Avenue, Village of Union Grove. Responding authorities reported that the driver failed to properly negotiate a turn and, instead, drove over the curb and the residents’ front yard, eventually crashing the house. Racine authorities said that the house sustained “excessive damage” and they confirmed that, thankfully, none of the individuals inside the house sustained any injuries. The driver who crashed into the house was cited for drunk driving and was treated for minor injuries.

At Habush Habush & Rottier, we want to help those who have suffered physical and financial losses because of the inexcusable negligence and recklessness of drunk drivers. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a drunk driving accident, we may be able to help you pursue the compensation and justice you need at this time. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (920) 437-0900.

Driver dies of injuries after Appleton car wreck

A male elderly driver who was recently involved in a two-vehicle accident in the Appleton area has died of his injuries while being treated at a local hospital.

The victim was 85-year-old Richeld Pepin, an Appleton resident whose vehicle was struck by a van at the intersection of North Conkey Street and East Northland Avenue on Saturday, December 5. Initial reports revealed that Pepin was taken to the hospital immediately after the collision in which he sustained life-threatening injuries. According to investigators, Pepin was driving north on Conkey Street when the side of his vehicle was struck by the van traveling west on Northland Avenue at around 7:45 in the morning.

The driver of the van, who was only identified to reporters as a 37-year-old woman from Kimberly, was issued two citations after the investigation concluded: the first for operating after suspension, and the second for operating without insurance. The woman was not injured in the wreck.

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