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Mt. Olympus announces the closing of Opa! Rollercoaster

Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 6:56 pm    

Mt. Olympus has announced that it is permanently closing its indoor roller coaster following an incident that left a Fremont resident in serious medical condition after being ejected from one of the ride’s cars, an online report stated Wednesday, April 2.

Despite the closure, the company asserted that it followed appropriate safety precautions, including the ride’s weight limitation per car and the proper inspection of its parts. This is in contrast with the results of the investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, which showed Mt. Olympus’ Opa! Rollercoaster exceeded the ride’s weight limitation per car, and that its worn-out parts prevented the lap bar from locking.

Unfortunately, the negligence of property owners like this all too often results in the serious injury of innocent people in Lake Geneva. Our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are dedicated to helping people who have been injured as a result of a failure to provide proper maintenance and may be able to help you. Call us at 800-242-2874 today.

Toyota to settle safety issues for 1.2 billion

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 3:27 pm    

A settlement agreement signed by Toyota recently will require the car giant to pay $1.2 billion over safety concerns, an online report by CNN stated on Wednesday, March 19.

The agreement was made based on the car company’s admission that it deceived the public and the U.S. safety regulators over issues of sudden acceleration. The agreement requires Toyota to be subjected to government monitoring for three years, at the end of which the charges could be dropped.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we believe residents in Lake Geneva who have suffered unduly because of a defective vehicle should be entitled to compensation for all their losses. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we may be able to help you pursue such compensation if a defective vehicle has caused you harm.

Is your loved one suffering from nursing home neglect or abuse?

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 7:34 pm    

Knowing if your loved one is experiencing mistreatment in a long term care home is essential for his/her safety and overall health. It is, therefore, important to know of some indicators that might suggest your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home.

To determine if your loved one is being mistreated, make sure to do the following:

  • Ask – The best way to know if your loved one is being abused or neglected is to directly ask him/her questions. Allow him/her to tell you his/her experiences, and what he/she feels.
  • Inspect – Pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, and unexplained cuts might all indicate nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • Identify – Determine if the nursing home bears any records of abuse and neglect. Know the staff. Notice if the staff interact with the residents with perceived sympathy and kindness.

If, while evaluating all these indicators, you have found that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home in Lake Geneva, a lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you explore the legal actions available to you. Call us at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options for filing a lawsuit.

Report claims GM was aware about ignition trouble 10 years ago

Posted on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 8:25 pm    

An online report published on Thursday, February 20 revealed that General Motors (GM) has long been aware about the ignition trouble that sparked the recall of some of the company’s compact cars last week.

Last week, GM recalled over 778,000 Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt compact cars following reports of injuries and deaths due to ill-designed ignition switches that might cause engines to turn off and airbags not to function. A lawsuit filed against the company revealed GM acknowledged the problem in 2005 through a bulletin advising the dealers to fix the problem with a key insert. However, GM failed to carry-out the improvement for new Cobalt units before they were sold.

Our lawyers from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are ready to help Lake Geneva residents seek justice and compensation from the harm they have suffered because of an automobile defect. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn about your options for filing a legal claim.

Britax strollers recalled due to finger injury risks

Posted on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 8:23 pm    

The Huffinton Post revealed Friday, January 30, that Britax is recalling around 216,000 child strollers after the company found out the products pose risks of partially severed fingertips and severe lacerations, among other finger injuries.

The online report stated that Britax’s single and double strollers B-Agile, Agile Double, and BOB Motion can cause breaks, lacerations, and even amputations to consumer’s fingers once the release button is pushed while pulling the stroller’s release strap. The products were sold from May 2011 to June 2013 online and in different stores across the U.S., and were made available in different colors including sandstone, navy, and black.

Suffering from an injury due to a defective product can be very emotionally, physically, and financially taxing. However, you don’t have to go through such a situation alone. Let one of our Lake Geneva attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® help you seek much-needed justice and compensation. Call us at 800-242-2874 to find out more about filing a lawsuit with our help.

Truitt Brothers’ Cheeseburger Mac products recalled due to misbranding

Posted on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 8:49 pm    

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Sunday, January 19 that Truitt Brothers Inc. has issued a recall of about 1.77 million pounds of cheeseburger mac products after the company found that the labels on some products failed to declare the presence of certain allergens.

According to the news release published by the USDA, the affected 3.3 lb. cases of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets SINGLES-ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER MAC were manufactured between May 6, 2013 and January 16, 2013 with Used By/Sell By dates of March 2, 2014 to October 23, 2014. The identifying UPC code is 2100004329, with case numbers 00210000432900, 00210000432910, 00210000432925, 00210000464000 and 00210000465100. The FSIS said these products contain the allergens dried soy sauce and hydrolyzed soy protein, but were not indicated in the label.

The failure of a manufacturer to declare the presence of an allergen in any of its products can pose great health risks to anyone who eats or uses the product. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our lawyers help Lake Geneva consumers who have suffered physical and financial harm due to defective products fight for their right to be financially compensated. Call us at 800-242-2874 to talk about your specific situation and find out how we can help.

U.S. retailer recalls product following injury reports

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 5:00 pm    

U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling approximately 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets after the company received 10 injury reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday, January 2.

The recalled sets include one black padded metal folding table, and four black padded metal folding chairs labeled with the words “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.” at the bottom. The CPSC stated that using the defective product poses the risk of back and finger injuries.

The products were sold from May to November 2013 at Wal-Mart shops across the U.S. and on its website. Buyers should immediately return the defective product to Wal-Mart to get a full refund.

If you are suffering from the damages caused by a defective product in Lake Geneva, seek the assistance of the lawyers at Habush Habush and Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Sexual offender convicted to more than a hundred years in prison

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 4:29 pm    

30-year-old Alexander R. Ritcher of southeast Wisconsin was sentenced to 145 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 2-year old girl and five other children, as the Associated Press reported Friday, December 13.

Investigations revealed that Ritcher convinced families to allow him to babysit their kids, giving him the chance to sexually assault the children. Ritcher was arrested after a 6-year-old victim told his parent that he and his 4-year-old sister had been sexually abused.

In his arrest, authorities also recovered videos of Ritcher sexually abusing six kids aged between two and six. The plaintiffs’ lawyers stated that Ritcher had been committing pedophilic misconducts since he was a teenager, and there might be other cases of sexual abuse left unreported.

Our attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that perpetrators of sexual assault in Lake Geneva should be held accountable to the fullest extent permitted by the law, both criminally and civilly. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about filing a civil claim for financial compensation in such a situation.

One man dead, another injured after a brutal car collision

Posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 3:49 pm    

A two-vehicle crash on the U.S. Highway 53  left one man dead and one seriously injured, a report from the Douglas Country Sheriff’s Office stated.

At around 7 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 58-year-old Thomas Brisky was driving eastbound through the U.S. Highway 53 intersection when his truck crashed with an SUV heading north. The driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Daniel Bazoff of Minnesota, was immediately killed after the incident.

All of the passengers in the SUV, including Bazoff, were thrown out of the car during the crash. Authorities believe none of them had their seatbelts on.

Daniel Smith of Wisconsin was rushed to a Duluth hospital due to life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, the truck driver and the two other SUV passengers, Steve Horne and John Danielson, both from Wisconsin, sustained minor  injuries.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are currently investigating the fatal car crash.

Woman charged with OWI 2nd offense after admitting to driving while drunk

Posted on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 9:38 pm    

A woman was rushed to the hospital after sustaining neck and head injuries due to a car crash that occurred on Saturday morning, November 16 on State Road 93 near Wilber Road.

Crystal Goodman lost control of her car, causing it to roll over after driving into the ditch on the side of the road. She was then found by police in the Arcadia Kwik Trip parking lot after leaving the scene.

The 27-year-old La Crosse woman was cited for a second time for operating while intoxicated after confessing she had been driving while drunk. She was also charged with operating after revocation and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Fortunately, this accident did not cause another innocent person to be harmed. Unfortunately, many drunk drivers do cause serious accidents that involve others. If you have been a victim of drunk driving in Lake Geneva, talk with an attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about your legal options for pursuing compensation by calling 800-242-2874.

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