Recall Cause of Actor’s Death

Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin died at the age of 27 after his Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him in his driveway. Yelchin’s vehicle rolled backwards, pinning him against a fence post. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) received hundreds of similar cases of Jeep Grand Cherokees rolling backwards and causing accidents or injuries.

FCA acknowledged the issues with the vehicles, which have a problematic gear shifter that leads drivers to believe their car is in park when it is not. The company plans to make warnings of the car not being in park once the driver exits the vehicle more prominent and change the functionality and design of the gear.

Recalled cars are dangerous and can lead to accidents such as Yelchin’s. Purchasing a vehicle should not leave you worrying about safety, and consumers should hold car companies liable for accidents caused by faults of their vehicles. If you were injured due to a recalled car, call the Rhinelander car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by dialing (800) 242-2874.


I-41 three-vehicle collision kills two

WBAY news reported that two individuals lost their lives after a three-vehicle accident on the northbound lanes of I-41 in Fond du Lac.

According to preliminary investigations, 23-year-old Neenah resident Alysha Button slowed to a stop behind a semi-truck when she was rear-ended by a Jeep. The collision forced Button to move forward and crash into the semi-tractor trailer in front of her. Her passengers, 26-year-old Neenah resident David Michael Button and a young boy, were killed in the accident. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thirty-two-year-old Travis Wollersheim, who was driving the Jeep, was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, identified as 35-year-old Eldorado resident Matthew Will, sustained critical injuries and was airlifted via Flight for Life to the hospital.

The accident report showed that everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.


Racine two-vehicle collision seriously injures three teenagers

The Racine County Dispatch Center in Wisconsin reported that they received multiple 911 calls around 6 p.m. last Wednesday, June 15 concerning a two-vehicle collision. The crash occurred at the intersection of CTH U and 2 Mile Road in the Town of Yorkville and resulted in three teenage girls suffering critical injuries.

According to preliminary investigations, a 58-year-old man in a 2003 Honda Pilot SUV was headed west on 2 Mile Road when he failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign, causing the collision with a 2003 Dodge Neon heading south on CTH U. The three girls occupying the Dodge Neon were identified as 15-year-old’s Sadie Regep and Charlee Warner, and 17-year-old Taylor Skendziel. The girls were reportedly on their way to their high school softball banquet.

If you are seeking financial compensation from those responsible for your car accident in Rhinelander, or another area of Wisconsin, the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. Contact us by calling our offices at (800) 242-2874 to discuss your personal situation.


Rock County two-vehicle collision kills two

Two individuals lost their lives following a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 14 near W. Butts Corners Road in the Town of Union, Wisconsin last Sunday, May 22.

The Rock County Medical Examiner identified the victims as 27-year-old Madison resident Cory Schuppe and 26-year-old Oregon resident Jovanni DiMaggio. Preliminary autopsy results showed that the victims were immediately killed by the injuries they sustained in the accident and were declared dead at the scene of the incident. Rock County Communications told local channel 27 News that as of 8 p.m. that day, Highway 14’s lanes were closed to public traffic to make way for cleanup and maintenance crews and further investigation by police authorities. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. that day.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are familiar with the tragedy surrounding the unexpected deaths of loved ones. Our deepest condolences go out the family and friends of these victims during their period of grief.


17-year-old dies in Amery two-vehicle collision

Seventeen-year-old Amery resident Marissa Hope Greenebaum lost her life on Friday, May 27 following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 46 NB at 120th Avenue in Polk County.

According to preliminary investigations, a 2000 Mack cement pumping truck owned by New Richmond-based R and S Concrete Pumping Service crashed into the 2002 Jeep Wrangler driven by Greenebaum at around 9:18 a.m. The truck was driven by Baldwin resident Kenneth Maynard Riebe. The Wisconsin State Patrol said Greenebaum succumbed to her injuries later that night while confined at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting further investigations into the matter. Agencies that responded to the scene of the accident included Amery Ambulance, Amery Fire Department, Apple River Fire Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, and Lifelink Helicopter.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent the victims of serious car and truck accidents and know how difficult recovery can be for the friends and families of victims. Our condolences are with the loved ones of the victim as they mourn their loss.


Recall on TwinGo Baby Carrier

A nationwide recall has been issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for a model of TwinGo brand baby carriers. The specific carrier being recalled is the “TwinGo Original” that holds babies weighing between 10 to 45 pounds. The recall number on the carriers sold from December 2014 until May 2016 include 23014024003, 01515026003, and 21615019001.

The black carriers with blue or orange detailing inside were found to have faulty buckles. Reports of broken buckles were made worldwide, 19 of them in the United States. No infants have been reportedly injured, but the buckles pose a falling risk. Rather than replacing the $215 carrier, customers can contact TwinGo for a tutorial and kit to easily replace the buckle with a newly designed one.

Recalls, especially those involving items used for infants, should be addressed quickly as they could harm your child. If your child has been injured by a TwinGo carrier or another recalled item, you may deserve compensation. Call (800) 242-2874 to speak with a Rhinelander personal injury attorney at the office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®.


Teacher dies in Bloomer two-vehicular accident

On Saturday, April 23, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin reported that two cars heading in opposite directions along State Highway 64, about a quarter of a mile east of 102nd Street in the Township of Bloomer, collided, causing the death of one individual and the injuries of four others.

The deceased was identified as Derek Thompson, a teacher at Bloomer High School, who was a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the accident. Thompson was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while the other four inside the vehicle he was driving were taken to nearby hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

Helping the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office investigate the accident are the Bloomer Police Department, the Chippewa County Coroner’s Office, the Bloomer Fire Department, the Bloomer First Responders, the Bloomer Ambulance Service, Cornell Ambulance, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Chippewa Falls Emergency Medical Service.


Cra-Z-Art toy recall

Cra-Z-Art brand toy jewelry kits are being pulled from retailers’ shelves after finding especially high levels of lead. This product was sold in many stores, including Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Toys “R” Us, as well as by Amazon online. Many have questioned how a dangerous children’s item made it on the shelves of so many popular stores. The Consumer Product Safety Commission acknowledged it was nearly impossible to completely monitor all of the imports the U.S. receives daily.

After an attorney general tested the kits and found an unacceptable amount of lead, he called on the commission to recall such Cra-Z-Art toy kits sold across the country. His request launched an investigation by the commission, who have announced they will do what is needed to protect buyers.

It was found that the dangerous product was made in China. This finding is a part of a larger problem of an increase in toys produced in China that do not meet safety standards of the United States. Lead in children’s toys manufactured abroad is fairly common and could cause serious health issues. If your child has experienced lead poisoning or has been otherwise injured by a recalled toy, call Rhinelander personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by dialing (800) 242-2874.


Rhinelander man pleads no contest to intoxicated homicide charge

Twenty-one-year-old Rhinelander resident Randall Lego pleaded no contest to a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in Oneida County Court in Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 12 in relation to a fatal accident that happened last year.

According to court documents, the vehicle that Lego had been driving in Pine Lake at around 12:20 a.m. on Nov. 21, 2015 veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the death of Lego’s passenger, 23-year-old Rhinelander resident Jacob Juedes.

Lego’s other charges – homicide by use of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol content and while intoxicated – were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence and recklessness of others in Rhinelander, do not hesitate to seek legal help from our experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to fight for your much-need financial compensation. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (800) 242-2874. 


Injuries and property damage result from Highway 8 accident

According to an article posted on rivernewsonline.com, a two-vehicle accident that took place on Highway 8 caused damage to public property, including a crushed traffic light at the intersection. The accident occurred after an SUV driver was blinded by the sun while she was attempting to turn onto the State Highway 17 bypass, but she unintentionally pulled out in front of a pick-up truck that was traveling north.

Both vehicles suffered significant damage in the wreck, and the SUV driver was taken to a nearby hospital by Rhinelander emergency responders. The SUV driver’s injuries are reportedly not life threatening.

Car accidents can cause devastating injuries to all those involved, and if you were injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, our car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that you should not have to shoulder the resulting financial burden of your accident. Learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation and justice you need at this time by calling us today at (800) 242-2874.