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Beltline two-vehicle crash

According to the Madison Police Department, a two-vehicle crash occurred around 4 a.m. on June 4. The crash involved a semi-truck and SUV heading eastbound on Beltline, which was only open to one lane after the crash, causing 3-hour delays for some. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The accident resulted in injuries, and two ambulances responded to the scene. The Madison Fire Department spent about half an hour removing the crash victim from his SUV after the semi-truck pinned him inside his vehicle. Luckily, emergency responders safely removed and transported him to a nearby hospital. He suffered serious injuries. The driver of the semi refused care after emergency medical responders evaluated him.

Semi-truck accidents can be especially dangerous because they involve much larger vehicles than other accidents. If you were the victim in a car accident, our Madison personal injury lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries. To learn more, call the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (608) 255-6663 today.

Vehicle that struck Yelchin has auto defect

The Fiat Chrysler vehicle that fatally struck young actor Anton Yelchin at his home in Los Angeles was among the 1.1 million vehicles included in a recall issued by the automaker, a report of CNN stated on June 20.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) issued a recall in April after receiving complaints that the gear selector on some models confused drivers as to whether they were in “park” or “reverse.” Failure to properly park resulted in vehicles unexpectedly rolling out of place after drivers exited their vehicles. The 27-year-old “Star Trek” actor was fatally pinned to a post by his vehicle after it suddenly rolled out place. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and FCA are aware of 117 incidents involving the recalled vehicles. 28 of the incidents resulted in injuries, reports said.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are saddened to hear of these unfortunate accidents. Our thoughts are with the victims as they recover from their losses and injuries.

Fatalities occur in Wisconsin despite road improvements

Despite continuous road improvements, which according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) makes roads safer, vehicular-related deaths occurred often in the month of May, an article of TMJ 4 reported on June 3.

WisDOT statistics revealed that in May alone there were 50 road fatalities in the state despite the presence of road structures and traffic signs that help mitigate accidents. WisDOT’s David Pabst, however, noted that in terms of road fatalities, last May’s record was considered one of the safest after the Second World War. Pabst neither denied nor confirmed that the recent increase in the speed limit on major highways became a factor in road deaths. However, he suggested that vehicles on the left side of the lane are more likely to become involved in an accident if they travel slowly. Drivers in the “fast lane” expect other drivers to travel faster when in the same lane, Pabst explained. Since January until the end of May, Wisconsin authorities recorded 217 road fatalities.

Many families become both emotionally and financially burdened when a loved one is hurt in an accident. If a negligent party is involved, it is important to hold them accountable in order to receive compensation to help relieve these burdens. Speak with an attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Madison today by calling (608) 255-6663 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.

3 injured in Madison wrong-way accident

At least three people in Madison were hospitalized for their injuries after being involved in a car accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, a report from Channel 3000 said on June 7.

Information coming from Madison police revealed that around 7:45 a.m. three vehicles were involved in an accident on Monroe Street, near Gilmore Street. The vehicle driver, 33-year-old Nebuchanezzar Wright, struck two other vehicles while heading east on Monroe and driving in the wrong lane, police said. The injuries sustained by the three persons involved in the crash were not life-threatening, but Wright is facing several charges including drunk driving, driving with a revoked license, and wrong-way driving.

The Madison lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent people who have been injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers. If you have been the victim of an intoxicated driver, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office at (608) 255-6663 to learn more about your legal options and discuss your personal situation.

Millions of Nissan vehicles with faulty airbags and seatbelts recalled

Nissan North America is recalling 3.2 million vehicles due to a defect in the sensors that may cause airbags and seat belts to malfunction during an emergency.

Nissan explained the affected vehicles are equipped with airbag sensors that may fail to detect a passenger or identify an adult passenger as a child. Further, the front passenger seat belt bracket can be broken when used with a child car seat. If such a problem occurs, the airbags might not deploy after a crash. Consumers who have the affected Nissan vehicles are at risk of sustaining serious injuries in accidents if the airbags or seat belts suddenly malfunction. Nissan identified several car models that are covered by the recalls and are expected to notify recalled vehicle owners for the free repair of their vehicles.

If you believe that you sustained injuries as a result of using a defective vehicle in Madison, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you pursue charges against negligent parties. Call us at (608) 255-6663 for more information about your legal options.

SUV crashes into Madison store

After a 64-year-old woman by the name of Alicia Wilson crashed into Madison’s Upshift Swap Shop, the story is finally back open for business.

The woman that caused the wreckage has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated after losing control of her car and slamming through the front of a retail shop. The owner and one shopper were in the store at the time of the incident, but were luckily unharmed. The store has undergone a remodel due to the damage caused by Wilson’s vehicle, forcibly closed during the process. The store has partly reopened, but will have a full reopening at a later date.

Though only the property was harmed in this instance of drunk driving, many similar accidents have caused less fortunate results. If you have been injured in a case of this nature, or by a drunk driver, please call Madison car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (608) 255-6663 to discuss your eligibility for compensation.

Intoxicated driver arrested in Madison after crashing into storefront

In the evening of April 12, Madison police apprehended an intoxicated driver after she crashed her SUV into a clothing store, according to a report from wkow.com.  Nobody was reported to have been injured in the accident, which occurred around 5:00 p.m. on April 12 in the 800 block of East Johnson Street.  The vehicle’s driver was eventually charged with a first offense OWI and was transported to Dane County Jail.

The store’s facade sustained significant damages after the collision. The store’s owner, Lindsay Leno, stated that the accident occurred just minutes after she and others had completed a display in the front of the store.  Leno reported that none of the customers in the store were harmed.

As fortunate as it is that no one sustained an injury in this accident, the fact remains that drunk drivers cause  accidents in Madison with a disturbing regularity, many of which result in serious injury.  If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver, you should reach out to a lawyer to discuss what legal repercussions may be available to you.  To speak with an attorney form Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about the particulars of your accident, please call our offices at (608) 255-6663 today.

Middle school students hurt in Manitowoc school bus accident

Some students of Monroe Elementary suffered injuries after the school bus transporting them struck a garbage truck in Manitowoc, a report of WBAY stated on March 21.

At about 8:00 a.m. on Monday, a bus of Brandt Buses containing six students hit a garbage truck of Blue Water Services on Clover Road. The collision reportedly took place after the bus driver pulled out in front of the truck. The injuries sustained by the students were considered minor and the exact number of injured persons was unclear. The school bus driver and the garbage truck driver were also injured in the incident. Both vehicles sustained substantial damages after the collision. The accident also caused power loss to thousands of residents in the area after an electrical post was damaged. Electricity was later restored after authorities finished their investigations.

The Madison legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believes that families are devastated when their children are injured in accidents. If you find yourself in such a situation, we may possibly help you get financial compensations if negligent parties are responsible for your sufferings. Call our office today at (608) 255-6663 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

Intoxicated driver apprehended in Sheboygan

A man suspected of operating a vehicle while under the influence (OWI) was taken into custody after he was involved in an accident in Sheboygan, an article of Fox 6 stated on February 18.

According to reports, Sheboygan police on arrested a 48-year-old man due to OWI suspicion after he got involved in an accident on February 17. An investigation revealed that the vehicle driver struck an unoccupied van that was parked on Lakeshore Road. The vehicle that caused the collision was reportedly sent spinning across the median lane and stopped in the westbound lane of Lakeshore Road.

Other charges leveled against the driver included driving a vehicle with a revoked license, reckless driving and disorderly conduct. He was booked in the Sheboygan County Detention Facility after being treated for minor injuries.

If an intoxicated driver has caused you or your family harm, it will be in your best interest to seek an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through the legal process that is likely to follow. Call the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (608) 255-6663 to learn how we can help you bring a claim against the negligent driver who hurt you.

U.S. traffic deaths increase by 9.3% over 2015

On February 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that traffic-related deaths in 2015 increased by 9.3 percent since 2014.

Reports said over 26,000 people were killed in road accidents nationwide from January to September of 2015. Data recorded in 2014 shows that 23,796 were killed in the same months. According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the DOT should “do more” in order to reduce highway deaths. From the year 2000 to the year 2014, traffic fatalities were reduced by over 22 percent. The data was announced in the “Driving Behavioral Change in Traffic Safety” summit held in California. Officials are gearing up to hold summits in other states in which new ideas will be formulated in order to curb traffic deaths.

Victims of car accidents should not be held responsible for the financial ramifications caused by the negligence of others. If you have suffered in a car accident in Madison, call the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to learn about your legal options and how you may be able to pursue compensation from the responsible party for your suffering. Call us at (608) 255-6663.

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