Police car responding to a crash hit by another vehicle
September 29, 2015 4:26 pm

A county sheriff’s police car was hit by another vehicle while it was parked at the scene of another accident. The incident took place on the morning of September 18 at I-43 on 6th Street.

Deputies responded to the scene of an accident at around 5:16 am, and while properly parked in the road’s distress lane, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit one of the police cars. No deputies were injured in the collision, but the driver of the Jeep had to be removed from his vehicle by members of the Milwaukee Fire Department. He was taken to the hospital after suffering non-fatal injuries.

The police department of Milwaukee has an on-going investigation into the car accident and reports have not been released.

Accidents like this occur all over the United States, and in far too many, unsuspecting and innocent motorists are forced to deal with serious injuries and devastating property damage. If you were injured because of a negligent driver, please speak with our Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers at [firm-name] by calling [phone-number] and learn more about what our experienced team can do for you.

Keyless ignition system sparks suit against car makers
September 9, 2015 6:34 pm

Major car makers have been sued by 28 plaintiffs after alleging a defect in keyless ignition system that has resulted in several deaths and injuries, the International Business Times reported.

The lawsuit said many drivers believed vehicles equipped with a keyless ignition system would shut down automatically as soon as they took their electronic key fobs out of the car. This misunderstanding on how the key fobs work caused many drivers to leave their car running unattended in their garages, posing a risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. The lawsuit adds that installing an auto-off feature that would automatically turn the engine off if left running for a long period of time could have prevented the risks associated with the issue.

Ten of the largest car manufacturers are involved in the lawsuits, including Toyota, Chrysler, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan. According to the plaintiffs, 13 have died and several others have been injured due to this defect.

To know more about taking legal action against an automaker after being harmed in an incident caused by a defective car, speak with our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-7205 today.

NVIDI SHIELD tablet computers recalled over fire hazard
August 13, 2015 5:06 pm

About 83,000 NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers are being recalled by California-based technology company NVIDIA Corp. after receiving reports that the device’s ion-lithium battery may overheat and pose a fire hazard, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday, July 31.

The company is aware of four incidents with the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet batteries overheating, two of which resulted in damaged flooring. The affected tablets have serial numbers between 0410215901781 and 0425214604018 and include model numbers 1761, P1761W and P1761WX. The defective electronic gadgets were made available at different GameStop stores nationwide and at different online sites from July 2014 to July 2015.

Customers should contact the company for information on how to get a free replacement tablet computer.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Lake Geneva residents seek the compensation they deserve after being harmed by a defective product. Speak with our team by calling 800-242-7205 to discuss if you should file a product liability claim.

Salmonella risk prompts recall of nearly 2 million lbs of chicken
August 6, 2015 8:30 pm

Nearly 2 million pounds of chicken products were recalled by Aspen Foods after it was found that the products might be contaminated by salmonella, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on July 17.

Brands affected by the recall are the following: Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Princess, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens, Schwan’s, Shaner’s, Spartan, and Sysco. Affected products were manufactured from April 15, 2015 to July 10, 2015, and have a “best if used by” date between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016. An establishment number of “P-1358” can be seen inside the USDA inspection mark.

Three salmonella cases associated with the recalled products were recorded in Minnesota. Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella may result in fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, and could be fatal for those with weakened immune systems.

To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective food product in Lake Geneva, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-7205 today.

Ford recalls units in North America over software bug
July 17, 2015 4:08 pm

More than 432,000 cars are being recalled by Ford in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico after learning that a software bug in the car’s body control module may prevent the engine from shutting down even after turning off the ignition switch and removing the key, according to a report by UPI on July 3.

The affected cars are 2015 Focus and 2015 C-MAX manufactured within specific periods at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. Certain 2015 Escape vehicles from the Louisville Assembly Plant are also covered by the recall. The company said it will notify the affected consumers for a body control module update, which will be done at dealerships for free.

Technologies in cars are aimed to provide added convenience and improved performance. However, when designed, manufactured, and installed incorrectly, these technologies may compromise safety and cause injurious car accidents. If you have been involved in a car accident in Lake Geneva, learn more about your legal options for recovering your losses by speaking with our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us at 800-242-7205 today.

14 bottled water brands recalled due to possible E. coli contamination
June 25, 2015 8:11 pm

Niagara Bottling Company is recalling 14 of its bottled water brands after learning that two of their water sources tested positive for E. coli, CNN  reported on Tuesday, June 23.

Brands affected by the recall include Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. The affected items were produced from June 10 to June 18 at Niagara’s two Pennsylvania facilities. The company has already terminated its deal with water supplier Far Away Springs, where samples that tested positive for E. coli were found.

To learn more about taking legal action against the manufacturer after being hurt by a defective food item in Lake Geneva, consult with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-7205 today.

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers over fire risk
June 18, 2015 2:03 pm

Apple is recalling about 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers after receiving eight reports of battery overheating, causing one customer to burn a finger and another to damage a desk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on June 3.

The defective speakers were sold in five different colors – black, white, pink, metallic sky, and titanium. The “b” logo is printed on the speaker’s grille, while the brand name “beats pill XL” can be seen on the speaker handle. The products were sold at different Apple Retail Stores nationwide from January 2014 to June 2015.

Affected consumers will be receiving a postage-paid box to return the product to Apple. They will also be entitled to $325 worth of Apple Store credit or electronic payment.

You don’t have to deal with the repercussions of an injury caused by a defective product alone. Our team of product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to provide you legal guidance and representation in a suit against the manufacturer involved. Call our Lake Geneva office at 800-242-7205 to learn more about taking legal action today.

Takata to fix faulty airbags in the largest U.S. recall ever
June 9, 2015 4:42 pm

33.8 million vehicles across the U.S. are being recalled by the Japanese airbag maker Takata over deaths and injuries associated with its faulty airbags, the RT.com reported on May 20.

The move, which is said to be the largest product recall in American history, involves nearly 20 million cars from Honda, 8.1 million from Toyota, and 4 million from Nissan. The faulty airbags have been linked to six fatalities and over a hundred injuries worldwide. The U.S. Department of Transportation regarded Takata’s move as a significant step in advancing public safety.

Upon deployment, the faulty airbags could explode and launch shrapnel at the occupants seated in front, posing the risk of burns, laceration, and death.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, we help victims of faulty vehicle and vehicle components in Lake Geneva file a claim against the negligent manufacturer involved. You too might be able to seek compensation when harmed by a faulty product. Call us at (800) 242-7205 and have your case assessed for free.

Defective blower motor and ECU prompt Mitsubishi recall
May 13, 2015 2:32 pm

More than 130,000 vehicles are being recalled by automotive giant Mitsubishi over two issues that may compromise visibility and increase the risk of an accident, according to a report by Nasdaq on May 9.

Lancer and Outlander units manufactured between 2009 and 2011 are affected by the recalls. The first recall involves 53,396 vehicles with windshield wipers, tail lights, and head lights that might not function properly due to a defective electronic control unit (ECU). The second recall involves 76,958 cars with defective windshield defroster blower motors. The car company said it will notify affected customers and will replace the defective components for free.

Car component defects like these may increase the risk of injurious, sometimes even fatal car accidents. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective vehicle in Lake Geneva, our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see if it is possible for you to file a claim against the car maker involved. Call us at 800-242-7205 today.

Thousands of battery packs recalled by Lenovo over fire hazard
April 29, 2015 4:39 pm

About 148,800 ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs were recalled by computer technology company Lenovo Inc. after reports of property damage and reddened skin, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) stated on April 21.

The affected products, which were sold between February 2010 and June 2012 at different electronic and consumer retail outlets nationwide, have been made available either separately or as a component to certain ThinkPad notebook computer series. The company learned about four incidents of overheating, which led to property damage and one consumer suffering from reddened skin and burn marks on the clothing.

Affected consumers are urged to turn-off their computers and remove the battery packs immediately.

If you have been injured due to a defective tech product, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. might be able to help you possibly file a claim. Call our Lake Geneva offices at 800-242-7205 today to learn about your legal options.