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 800-242-7205 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,, and 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 800-242-7205 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 800-242-7205.


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 800-242-7205.

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 800-242-7205 today.

Jogger injured in Madison dog attack

Police are now searching for the dogs responsible for recently biting a man in Madison. The victim claimed that around 11:30 a.m. on Friday May 6, two pit bulls attacked him while he was jogging in James Madison Park.

Authorities from the Department of Public Health are gathering more information about the woman who owns the dogs, one of which is dark gray and the other of which is brown, as well. Authorities hope to find the two dogs and their owner before the dogs unleash another attack. The dog bite victim is expected to complete rabies vaccine shots if the dogs are not found.

Unfortunately, many people suffer serious injuries after being attacked by rabid dogs. If you or a loved one is attacked by a dog, working with a qualified lawyer is a viable option to help you receive the compensations you need for recovery. Find out how a Lake Geneva lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you file damage claims against negligent pet owners by calling 800-242-7205.

Recall on Baby Toys

Fisher Price has recalled its popular baby item, the Cradle ‘n Swing. The baby seat swings back and forth, gently rocking babies with a mobile overhead. Incidents of the peg, which holds the swing off the ground, falling out have been reported. When the peg falls out, the seat that holds the baby falls to the ground. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

Miniland has also recalled around 2,000 of their plush Moogy toys. The red button, located on the side of the toy, has reportedly fallen off many times. The button could cause a child to choke. Contact Miniland directly to learn how to get a refund and how to remove the button.

Luckily, no children have suffered due to either of these recalls, but parents shouldn’t have to endure the stress of worrying about their child’s safety when purchasing baby toys. If your child or infant has been injured due to a recalled toy, call Lake Geneva are personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-7205 to discuss the compensation your child or family may deserve.

Three people injured in Town of Lyons crash

In the afternoon of March 19, a 2003 Acura SUV was traveling in the westbound lane of State Highway 36 when it crossed over the center median and struck an oncoming 2006 GMC U-Haul truck, according to a news report from NBC 15. The collision happened just east of Overhill Court in the Town of Lyons.

Deputies from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office attended to the crash and stated that the Acura had been driven by Philip Carney Jr., a 70-year-old man from Lake Geneva. He was critically injured in the wreck and was transported via Flight for Life to a nearby trauma center. His wife, 69-year-old Carol Carney, was taken to a local hospital after suffering minor injuries. The 52-year-old driver of the U-Haul truck, Donald Oliver Wilkens, was also taken to the hospital for minor injury treatment.

The news report stated that investigations into the crash are on-going.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Lake Geneva, please seek the help of the experienced, caring attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our office today at 800-242-7205 to learn more about what we can do to help. 

Contamination fears result in 31,000 cases of recalled tuna

Because of a deviation in standard processing procedures, Bumble Bee Foods, the parent company responsible for Bumble Bee Tuna, has issued a voluntary recall affecting 31,000 cases of the company’s “Chunk Light” tuna products. According to the FDA, a deviation occurred during the sanitation stage of processing, which could potentially result in product contamination. Such contamination could cause consumers to become ill.

The products included in this recall were sold during the month of February and include Bumble Bee Tuna’s 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Water, single cans and four-packs, and single cans of 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil. Affected products have can codes starting with the letter “T.” For a complete list of affected “best by” dates, you can click here.

Sadly, it is not uncommon for defective and contaminated food products to cause unsuspecting consumers to fall seriously ill. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a dangerous food product, let the experienced product liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you. Call us today at 800-242-7205 to learn more.

Highway 151 crash injures four, kills one

According to a report from WKOW released on February 14 and updated the next day, a single-vehicle crash occurred along Highway 151 near Blue Mounds on Valentine’s Sunday and led to the death of a 9-year-old boy.

According to the authorities at the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Nissan Armada that was being driven by a 38-year-old woman was traveling north on Highway 151 near Erbe Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the slippery road, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and roll over several times. The accident occurred at around 2:20 in the afternoon.

One of the four young passengers, a 9-year-old boy, was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and he sustained critical injuries. All occupants were transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital, where the 9-year-old boy later died.

The accident remains under the investigation of the Sheriff’s Office.