Two-vehicle collision kills one and injures another

A car accident took the life of a woman and injured one other person on Highway 33 near Coon Bluff Road in Reedsburg.

Initial reports say that that accident, which involved two vehicles, took place at approximately 1:36 p.m. The first vehicle, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, was heading east on Highway 33 and attempting to pass a rural postal vehicle when it collided with a Mazda traveling on the opposing lane.

The impact of the collision killed the driver of the Mazda, who was later identified as a 73-year-old Reedsburg woman. Meanwhile, the driver of the Pontiac sustained injuries and was rushed to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison via helicopter. She was identified only as a 23-year-old Prairie du Sac woman.

Investigators were called to the scene to determine liability.

The wrongful death attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® send their most sincere condolences to the loved ones of the victim in this accident.


Saturday Morning Crash Kills One

A resident of Lake Geneva died following a single-vehicle crash on South Lakeshore Drive on Saturday November 26, 2016.

Local authorities responded to the 800 block of South Lakeshore Drive after receiving a report of a collision at approximately 2:13 in the morning. Based on a preliminary investigation, a 2008 Nissan Altima was traveling south on South Lakeshore when, for unknown reasons, it went out of control and veered into the opposing lanes. The Nissan continued on and crashed into a tree. The Nissan driver sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Lakeland Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. He was later identified as 22-year-old Joseph Ahlgren. It is yet to be confirmed if Ahlgren was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Lake Geneva fire department and EMS department were dispatched to the scene to determine the cause of the crash. They were assisted by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.


Motorcycle Crash in Racine County kills one

The investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident continues to go on as no one actually saw the accident that happened late in the night on Tuesday, November 1 in Racine County.

The first person who happened upon the accident appeared on the scene about 15 minutes after 9:00 that evening near County Highway K and 108th Street. According to this one person and the police, it appears that the motorcycle drifted from the highway, struck a mailbox, and ultimately hit a tree.

The person that found the victim reported that it appeared that the person was not breathing. The first deputies to arrive confirmed that the operator had died from their injuries. The investigation remains ongoing and no means of identification for the motorist have been released.

Our thoughts at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® go out to the motorist and their loved ones.


Mars Petcare US recalls CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor due to Choking Risk

On October 7, 2016, Mars Petcare US of Franklin, Tennessee announced a voluntary withdrawal of a limited number of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to the presence of plastic that came out of some part of the production process.

Recall details:  Two lot codes of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food distributed to retail customers nationwide.

Best Before dates : August 4, 2018 and August 5, 2018.
UPC Code: 23100017792
Description: CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor
Lot codes:  631FKKC, 631GKKC, 632D14JC, 633B24JC, 634A14JC, 634A24JC, 634B14JC, 634B24JC, 634E14JC, 635A24JC, 635B14JC, 636D24JC, 636E14JC

People who may have purchased a product that was affected by this recall may return it to the store or throw it away. There have been no cases reported thus far pertaining to injury or illness.

Many people consider their pets to be a part of the family and hold the manufacturers of their pet’s food to the same standards they hold the manufacturers of their own food. If your pet became ill due to a defective food product or container, contact one of our experienced Lake Geneva lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (262) 248-5200 to schedule a free initial consultation.


Sexual assault suspects still not found after Lake Street parking ramp incident

Madison police reported that early Saturday morning, September 2, a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the State Street Campus garage.

Officers were called just after 2 a.m. to the 415 N. Lake Street garage after security officers found the woman crying between two cars. She had been approached by two men, one of whom assaulted her while the other kept a watch out. They were frightened away when there was a scuffle in the same garage.

A spokesperson for the department, Joel DeSpain, mentioned the presence of security cameras in the garage that should’ve captured at least some video of the two suspects, who are being described as black and around 25 years old. One is fit, around 205 pounds, and around 6 feet tall with black hair cropped short on the sides and longer on top. The second is shorter at around 5 feet, 7 inches, weighed around 150 pounds with a similar haircut.

If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, the partners of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand how traumatic and frightening everything must feel. Contact one of our attorneys at (262) 248-5200 to discuss your path to monetary compensation and justice.


Residents called the attention of MFD due to “mini-motorcycle” fire

A mini-motorcycle fire on a pedestrian bridge on Tuesday, September 6 on Madison’s east side led residents in the area to call fire officials.

Madison Fire Department’s Engine Company 8 were sent to respond to the fire, where they used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to put out the flame. After dousing the vehicle with water to cool it, it became apparent that it could’ve been some sort of scooter and had no identifiable marks.

The supposed driver or owner of the “mini-motorcycle,” has not yet been found. The crews towed the bike to Schmidt’s Salvage Yard.

If you have suffered injuries in a car fire caused by a vehicle malfunction, you may have legal options. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (262) 248-5200 for free consultation.


Fall risk: Dorel Juvenile recalls strollers

As of August 24, 2016 Dorel Juvenile, of Columbus, Indiana is recalling 20,000 units of Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand because they pose a fall hazard risk to children.

  • Product description: The stroller has a step-to-open design, which opens when one steps on a pedal. The strollers were sold in many colors, as was the OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Safety 1st is branded on the front of the stroller tray, and model number TR314 can be found on a white label on the back of the stroller seat. The product was sold at Babies R Us and other retailers across the country, as well as online at babiesrus.com, amazon.com, and Walmart.com between May 2015 through June 2016.
  • Hazard: The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially detach on one side when used in tandem with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, which creates a fall risk. The firm received 30 reports of the front stroller tray disengaging on one side, but no injuries were reported.
  • Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers with an infant car seat and contact Safety 1st for a free repair kit by calling toll-free at 866-762-3036.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® know how devastating it is as a parent to have a product malfunction, especially if it was intended to keep your child safe. If you were the victim of a product recall, contact us at (262) 248-5200 to learn more about your legal options and how you can hold manufacturers accountable.


Madison man arrested after attempted sexual assault

A man who tried to sexually assault a woman was arrested by Madison Police on July 6th, Wednesday, at 2 a.m.

Marcus Thomas, 27, followed a  39-year-old woman from outside State St. bar, where he attempted the sexual assault. Authorities say the woman suffered serious head injuries after the attempt. She returned to State St. to try to get help after the attack and was taken to the hospital.

Police eventually caught up with Thomas near State and Gilman Streets. He resisted arrest and tried to punch an officer but missed. Thomas was charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault and resisting arrest.

Victims of sexual assaults who survive the ordeal often encounter some difficulties in receiving legal compensation. Turn to the Lake Geneva sexual assault lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to speak with a representative. Your initial consultation costs nothing at all. Contact the Lake Geneva office today at (262) 248-5200.

 


Former legislative assistant claims sexual assault by state senator

Vermont state senator Norman McAllister is on trial on two counts of sexual assault after his former legislative assistant testified on Wednesday that he forced her to have oral sex and intercourse at his farmhouse.

One of McAllister’s defense lawyers, David Williams, got the woman to acknowledge that she had changed key aspects of her story from what she told police on the day McAllister was arrested. The senator has maintained his innocence throughout the legal proceeding. Williams pointed to a pretrial deposition in which the woman said McAllister first sexually assaulted her the first day she started working on his farm. He contrasted it with her testimony earlier Wednesday that the first sexual assault did not occur until two or three weeks into her employment on the farm.

If you have survived a sexual assault, it is often a smart idea to file a lawsuit against the person or persons who assaulted you. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is a law firm with a team of qualified and compassionate Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys who can handle sexual assault cases. To discuss your legal options, contact our office at (262) 248-5200.


19-year-old motorcyclist wrecks bike, leaves passenger behind

A 19-year-old motorcyclist recently crashed his motorcycle and then fled the scene of the accident, leaving behind a 22-year-old female passenger who was injured. The crash occurred in Lake Geneva close to North Edwards Boulevard and Sheridan Springs Road.

A local police officer noticed a motorcycle speeding, and found it crashed shortly after. The female victim of the crash was taken to Lakeland Medical Center, and was then flown to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life. Fortunately, she is now in stable condition.

The 19-year-old driver was found after running from the accident scene on foot, and was taken to Walworth County Jail. He faces several charges including operator fleeing, eluding an officer, causing bodily harm, reckless driving, and driving with an invalid license.

Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous because of the limited protection these vehicles afford their riders. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident because of another party’s wrongdoing, we may be able to help you pursue both justice and compensation. Learn more by calling Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (262) 248-5200 today.