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Anton Yelchin fatally struck by vehicle

Actor Anton Yelchin succumbed to fatal injuries after he was struck by his own vehicle at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to a report on CNN published June 20.

Information coming from the LAPD revealed the accident on June 19 happened around 1:10 a.m. at the actor’s home in Studio City. Yelchin, 27, had exited his vehicle when it unexpectedly rolled from its position and pinned him to a post. LAPD’s Jennifer Houser said Yelchin was discovered after his friends, who were expecting to meet him, went to his home when the actor failed to show up. Houser believed the “Star Trek” movie actor had briefly exited his vehicle before the accident happened in the driveway. Authorities are still trying to determine if the engine of Yelchin’s vehicle was running when the accident happened.

The Habush Habush & Rottier ® attorneys in Wisconsin send their sincerest condolences to the family and friends as they mourn the tragic loss of their loved one.

5th OWI filed against Stevens Point driver

Drunk driving and speeding charges were recently filed against a Stevens Point man after he was arrested by state highway authorities, an article of WSAU reported on June 7.

The Wisconsin State Patrol apprehended Bernard Thompson, 48, on June 4, on County Road AA. Reports revealed that Thompson’s blood alcohol level (BAC) at the time was 0.15 percent. The legal BAC in Wisconsin is 0.08 percent or lower. During inspection, authorities discovered that there were “open intoxicants” inside Thompson’s vehicle. If convicted, Thompson, who is now suspected of drunk driving for the fifth time, is facing a jail term up to six years. Thompson is scheduled for a court hearing on June 20 and has a $2,500 cash bond imposed on him.

Fortunately, no one suffered serious or fatal injuries in the recent drunk driving arrest. However, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier ® in Wisconsin may be able to work for you. Find out how we could help you receive treatment funds by calling 800-242-2874.

Wausau boy hurt at Biron ski event

A June 6 article of Wausau Daily Herald revealed that a toddler from Wausau was recently airlifted to a hospital after he was struck by a vehicle at a ski event in Biron.

The incident reportedly occurred on June 5 in the vicinity of 80th Street and North Biron Drive. Emergency personnel responded to the crash scene around 7:45 p.m., the Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported. The boy, only identified as a 6-year-old, was struck and run over by the vehicle’s rear passenger wheel. The accident happened after the toddler abruptly ran to the side of the vehicle, which was running below 20 mph. The victim was breathing and conscious when he was airlifted to a medical facility, police confirmed. The driver, whose name was withheld, provided information to responding authorities.

If you believe that your loved one sustained injuries in a car accident as a result of a negligent driver, working with an experienced attorney is essential. If you will need financial assistance to recover, speak with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier ® in Wisconsin by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you receive compensation.

12 year prison sentence for Milwaukee hit-and-run driver

The 21-year-old Milwaukee hit-and-run driver who caused a fatal car accident last year was sentenced on April 29 to serve 12 years behind bars.

Circuit Judge Joseph Donald of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court also sentenced the driver, Jatavious Kwan Webster, to six years of probation after he pleaded guilty to causing the car accident that killed Adrian McGaughy in 2015. Webster crashed into Kendra Hammond’s car, a vehicle in which McGaughy was a passenger. Reports stated that Webster, who Hammond believed to be drag racing at the time of the accident, abandoned his vehicle after the incident. Reports also revealed that Webster’s license was suspended during the time of the crash.

The lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier ® understand that many Wisconsin families struggle to recover from losing a loved one in a car accident. If you are recovering from a traumatic car accident, we may be able to help you hold reckless drivers liable. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options.

Distracted drivers promote reckless behavior on twitter

If you search the hash-tag #whiledriving on twitter, you’ll find countless pictures of distracted drivers. It has become a dangerous competition where drivers take to social media to show their followers risky actions they can complete while speeding down a highway. Posting on social media and texting while driving distracts drivers visually and mentally.  

If you live in Wisconsin, you may want to think twice about using your phone while driving. Even when traffic becomes slow in construction zones, using your phone can cost you a hefty fine after recent the creation of certain legislation. In the event of an emergency, however, cellular devices are allowed.

With lives centered around technology and communication, putting down the phone has become a difficult task for drivers. However, distracted driving is not something  to boast about, especially when it is often the source of numerous accidents. If you were hurt in an accident caused by an irresponsible driver, call Wisconsin based personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier ® at 800-242-2874 to learn about how you can pursue legal action to obtain financial compensation.

Madison commercial establishment damaged in suspected drunk driving crash

A store facade in Madison sustained significant damage after a vehicle operated by an alleged drunk driver struck it, a report from wkow.com stated on April 13.

Reports confirmed that no one sustained injuries on April 12 after a vehicle rammed the facade of Uplift women’s clothing store along East Johnson Street. Uplift owner, Lindsay Leno, stated that they were decorating the store’s front minutes before the collision took place. Leno added that her husband and a customer who were inside the store were not hurt in the incident.

Madison Police identified and arrested 64-year-old Alicia Wilson on suspicion that she was driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. Wilson was tentatively charged with a first offense OWI and was then booked at Dane County Jail. Leno was hoping to immediately recover from the incident and resume business within a few days.

At Habush Habush & Rottier ®, we know that many individuals throughout Wisconsin  suffer significant financial losses due to car accidents caused by intoxicated motorists. If you’ve suffered losses because of an intoxicated driver, we want to help. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to find out what we can do to help you fight for the compensation you need.

3 individuals seriously injured in Grand Rapids vehicular crash

Three individuals were left in serious condition after a two-vehicle accident in Grand Rapids caused by a driver who was believed to have been intoxicated, a March 22 article of Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reported.

Reports said at 7:04 p.m. on March 21, a head-on collision took place on Wood County W. Age 17, Logan Steinhilber was driving an SUV eastbound when his vehicle veered into the opposite lane and crashed into another vehicle. A man and a woman in their 50s occupying the other vehicle were airlifted due to serious injuries. A passenger of Steinhilber also suffered serious injuries and required hospitalization. Authorities arrested Steinhilber, however, he was later released after posting a signature bond of $25,000. Steinhilber, who was cited in December for underage drinking, is expected to face charges after the incident. Police are still investigating the accident.

The Wisconsin lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier ® represent families who have been victims of drunken driving accidents. We strongly believe that negligent parties are responsible for compensating accident victims so that they can recover from injuries without financial worries. Learn more about your options from us today by calling 800-242-2874.

Repeat OWI offender apprehend in Sheboygan

Sheboygan authorities recently apprehended a suspected drunken driver after he was involved in a vehicular mishap, a February 18 article of Fox 6 reported.

Reports said at about 7:14 p.m. on February 17, Sheboygan Police and Fire officials responded to a vehicular accident at Lakeshore Road and Pine Bluff Drive. Responding authorities found a man, who was only identified as a 48-year-old, trapped inside his vehicle.

A preliminary investigation said the driver rear-ended an unoccupied van that was parked on Lakeshore Road. Both vehicles were reportedly sent spinning due to the impact of the collision. The driver who caused the collision was treated for minor injuries and was booked in the Sheboygan County Detention Center. Other charges including reckless driving, driving a vehicle with a revoked license, and disorderly conduct were also filed against him.

When drivers choose to consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel, they endanger themselves as well as the innocent live of other drivers. At Habush Habush & Rottier ®, we work to hold these negligent individuals accountable for the damage and injuries they cause. If you have suffered as a result of a car accident, call our legal team at 800-242-2874 today.

Toyota vehicles with faulty roof airbags recalled

An estimated 320,000 Toyota vehicles of various models are being recalled by the manufacturer due to an airbag problem that can cause harm to its occupants during operation, an article of CBS News reported on February 2.

According to the Japanese automaker, the airbags installed in the roof of the affected Toyota vehicles may unexpectedly deploy even when the car has not been involved in a collision. The problem, according to Toyota, happened as a result of faulty programming in the airbag computers.

The recall affects previous models of the Sequoia, Tundra, Land Cruiser, 4-Runner, Lexus LX, and GX 470. Drivers and front seat passengers are at a high risk of sustaining injuries while the problem remains uncorrected. Consumers who are affected by the recall will be notified by Toyota for a free computer replacement of their vehicles.

If you have suffered injuries caused by a defective vehicle in Wisconsin, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier ® is prepared to help you pursue compensation and justice from the negligent manufacturer who caused your accident. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.

Man in critical condition after Rock County school bus collision

A male driver of a car was critically injured and three students were also hurt in an accident in Rock County involving a vehicle and a school bus. A statement released by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said the two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 14 in Town of Center on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 5.

Deputies who responded to the crash scene found a vehicle trapped underneath the back portion of the school bus. The injured driver of the trapped vehicle was transported to a local hospital and is believed to be in critical condition. The driver has only been identified as a 36-year-old man. Authorities confirmed that three students were also treated due to minor injuries sustained in the collision. Both lanes of Highway 14 were temporarily blocked, and authorities have not issued charges or citations at this time.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier ® in Wisconsin know that many people who are injured in accidents struggle to pay for the expensive medical treatments required. That’s why our legal team represents victims in claims against negligent drivers who cause suffering due to reckless behaviors. Call 800-242-2874 to speak to an attorney about your legal options today.

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