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4 injured in Milwaukee drunk driving accident

A wrong-way car accident caused by a suspected drunk driver in Milwaukee resulted in four people getting injured, two of whom were children, a June 19 article of Journal Sentinel reported.

Fran McLaughlin of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office revealed 36-year-old Chaze Biami had a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent when he drove his vehicle into the opposite lane of I-43 and had a head-on collision with another vehicle. Responding crews extracted the victims by tearing open the vehicle. The woman and her two children inside the other vehicle were hospitalized due to their injuries. McLaughlin told reporters that the woman suffered life-threatening injuries but was resuscitated on the scene before she was brought to the hospital. Biami, who was also injured from the crash, is facing multiple charges after authorities learned he was driving with a revoked driver’s license.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand that many Rhinelander families are devastated after they are involved in accidents caused by drunk drivers. Call our offices today at (715) 365-1900 to find out how we may work to recover compensation from a drunk driving accident.

Actor Yelchin fatally injured by vehicle in LA

A June 20 report from CNN revealed that Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin was recently killed in an unusual vehicle accident in Los Angeles.

Information coming from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that around 1:10 a.m. on June 19 Yelchin, 27, was fatally pinned to a concrete post at his home in Studio City after he was crushed by his own vehicle. The accident reportedly occurred after the vehicle unexpectedly rolled backwards out of its place. Jennifer Houser of the LAPD told reports the “Star Trek” star was about to go to a rehearsal with his friends when the accident took place. Yelchin’s body was discovered by the people he was supposed to meet after he failed to show up as planned. It was not clear as of reporting if the engine of Yelchin’s vehicle was running when the accident occurred.

The Rhinelander attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® extend their deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

3 hurt in Madison suspected drunk driving accident

A three-vehicle accident in Madison on June 7, caused by a suspected drunk driver, resulted in three personal injuries, a Channel 3000 article reported.

At around 7:45 a.m., a vehicle reportedly crossed the center line into the opposite lane heading eastbound on Monroe Street and struck two vehicles in the vicinity of Gilmore Street, information coming from Madison authorities said. The driver who caused the collision was later identified as 33-year-old Nebuchanezzar Wright. Upon apprehension, authorities learned that Wright’s driving license was revoked. Police reported that the injuries sustained by the persons involved in the crash were not life-threatening. Police did not release the names of the two other persons involved. Several charges, including drunk driving and wrong-way driving, were filed against Wright.

Suffering injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk driver is oftentimes catastrophic, leaving many families dealing with hefty financial loss. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver in Rhinelander, an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to work for you. Find out how we may help you receive your necessary compensation by calling (715) 365-1900.

Convicted hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee to serve 12 years in jail

A 12 year prison sentence was given to the 21-year-old Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty on April 29 of fleeing a fatal crash scene in 2015.

The driver, Jatavious Kwan Webster, was also sentenced to six years of probation by the Milwaukee County Circuit Court following the car accident that killed Adrian McGaughy. McGaughy, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his girlfriend Kendra Hammond, suffered fatal injuries after Webster crashed his vehicle into Hammond’s on N. 76th Street. Webster, who appeared to be racing with another vehicle at the time of the accident, collided with Hammond’s vehicle and immediately fled the scene.

It is all too common that families lose their loved ones in car accidents caused by reckless drivers. If such an incident happened to you, consulting an attorney is an important step toward receiving the compensations you deserve. Find out how an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Rhinelander may be able to help you by calling (715) 365-1900.

Rhinelander man gets plea deal

21-year-old Randall Lego from Rhinelander agreed to a plea deal after killing his passenger in a drunk driving accident last year, Star Journal reported on April 12. Lego was charged for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and pled no contest. In turn, his charges for homicide by use of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol content and OWI were dropped.

The crash occurred in November near Pine Lake. Lego hit a pole, injuring himself while killing Jacob Juedes also of Rhinelander. Juedes was 23-years-old. Lego was taken to jail but released on a $10,000 bond. His hearing is scheduled for July, facing up to 25 years in prison.

Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous and you should never get in a car driven by an intoxicated driver. Drunk driving accidents devastate the lives of all involved. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a drunk driving accident, call the experienced Rhinelander attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by dialing (715) 365-1900 as you may deserve compensation.

Over 1M GM trucks with seatbelt issues recalled

American automaker giant General Motors (GM) is recalling approximately 1.04 million makes of the recent models of pickup trucks due to a seat belt problem that can cause harm to occupants during a crash, an article of CNBC reported on April 15.

Reports stated the flexible steel cable seat belt connector on the drivers’ seat may suddenly detach overtime due to repetitive use. Various models of the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado were affected in the recall. GM stated they were unaware of any injuries or accidents involving the recalled pickup trucks. To address the problem, GM dealers will either repair or replace the affected seat belt component of the affected vehicles. An estimated 142,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in other countries.

The legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Rhinelander represent families who suspect they were harmed in car accidents as a result of using defective vehicles. If you think this has happened to you, we may offer you legal assistance so that you may receive financial compensations. Call our office today at (715) 365-1900 to begin taking your legal action against intimidating auto companies.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving

There seems to be a stigma around drinking and driving. Society understands that it causes severe accidents and often looks down on those that drink and drive. Studies have produced results that their conductors hope will put a stigma on texting and driving as well.

Those that text while driving increase their chances of causing an accident by 23 times. Doctors have even found that texting is similar to having a .19 blood alcohol level, which is over the legal limit. Police are now starting to pull over people who are texting by analyzing their driving behavior and comparing it that of a drunk driver, such as uncontrollable swerving. It is evident that this type of reckless driving is in some ways very similar to drunk driving, both of which are at high risk of causing harm to oneself and others. If you wouldn’t drink and drive, then why text and drive?

If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a drunk or distracted driver, experienced Rhinelander car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may possibly represent your case to attain the financial aid you are seeking. Call (715) 365-1900 now to find out more.

WI legislature approves fine for using handheld phones while driving

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day in the United States, crashes involving distracted drivers kill about eight people and injure more than 1,100. The state of Wisconsin is seeking to combat this troubling fact by moving toward a complete ban of cell phones while driving.

This month, legislators approved a bill imposing a $20 to $40 fine for drivers talking on handheld cellphones, with the fine rising to $50 to $100 for subsequent offenses within a year. Unfortunately, an all-out ban is probably still over a year away from passing in the state legislature.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, the experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you understand what legal rights may be available to you in your situation. Call us today at (715) 365-1900 to learn more about your options and what we can do to help you through this difficult time.

3 seriously hurt in Grand Rapids suspected OWI crash

A recent two-vehicle accident in Grand Rapids, caused by an alleged drunk driver, left three individuals seriously injured, an article of the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reported on March 22.

Charges are expected to be filed against Logan Steinhilber, 17, after police arrested him on March 21 in connection with the incident. Steinhilber was suspected of driving while intoxicated after he crashed his SUV into another vehicle head-on on Wood County W. The collision reportedly took place after Steinhilber’s vehicle veered to the other side of the road. Two unidentified occupants from the other vehicle were transported by a chopper to a medical facilities. A passenger of Steinhilber also suffered serious injuries. Traffic flow on Wood County W where the collision took place was restored after several hours. Steinhilber was released after posting a $25,000 signature bond in Wood County Circuit Court.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Rhinelander work for people who are seriously in car accidents caused by drunken drivers. If you are in such a situation, we may offer legal options for you to possibly get the compensations you need for fast recovery. Call our office today at (715) 365-1900 to begin taking legal action against negligent parties.

Woman undergoes surgery after Fond du Lac accident

A woman who was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Fond du Lac has had to undergo surgery due to her injuries. According to reports, Laurel Shipton was among the several people who were injured in an accident involving two SUVs in the 200 block of North Main Street on February 20.

Shipton underwent surgery at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee the day after the crash, according to her daughter-in-law. A hospital staff member stated that Laurel’s physical condition was “stable,” though the severity of her injuries was not released. Authorities withheld the names of the people injured in the crash. Fond du Lac police are working to determine who should be held accountable for the incident.

If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Rhinelander caused by a negligent driver, you should not be forced to bear the extensive costs of any medical treatment you may need. Contact the legal team of personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling us at (715) 365-1900 to learn how we can help you pursue a claim against the person who is responsible for your suffering.

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