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Distracted driver involved in 2014 crash to serve jail term

The distracted driver who caused a fatal Fond du Lac accident in 2014 recently appeared in court to give testimony before beginning her jail term, a report of Fond du Lac Reporter stated on June 25.

Reports said 27-year-old Heather Cleveland will begin her sentence of three years in jail and two years probation after being found liable for the 2014 accident that killed Linda Trotter. According to a court hearing last March, Cleveland was sending a text message while behind the wheel on State 23 when she rear-ended a truck that was stopped at a traffic light. The collision sent the truck to the other side of the road and in front of Trotter’s vehicle. Trotter, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Reports revealed Cleveland made no attempt to avoid the crash and was speeding when she crashed. After she testified, Cleveland expressed to Trotter’s family how she was affected by the incident.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent families in Racine who are devastated after losing a loved one in an accident. We strongly believe that families of victims should be fairly compensated by reckless drivers. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (262) 554-6200.

Suspected drunk driver arrested in Milwaukee

A driver suspected of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (OWI) was recently arrested in Milwaukee after he caused an accident that resulted in the injuries of a woman and her kids, an article of Journal Sentinel reported.

36-year-old Chaze Biami’s blood alcohol level (BAC) was 0.14 percent when he drove his vehicle into the opposite lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on. The driver and her two children were brought to the hospital due to the injuries they sustained from the crash. Officer Fran McLaughlin of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said responding crews resuscitated the female victim before she was brought to the hospital. Biami, who also sustained injuries from the accident, is expected to face several charges after he was found to be driving with a revoked driver’s license.

Many families have to deal with hefty financial loss when they are involved in a car accident caused by drunk driver. If you were the victim of a drunk driver in Racine, a personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to work for you. Find out how can help you recover from your loss today by calling (262) 554-6200.

17 suspected OWI violators arrested in Milwaukee

Authorities in Milwaukee recently apprehended 17 individuals for suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (OWI), a June 1 article of CBS 58 reported.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) during the Memorial Day long weekend increased their visibility on major roads and in other areas in an attempt to prevent crime and disorder. The MCSO also rolled out a campaign to look for intoxicated drivers from late Friday night until Tuesday morning. Five of the 17 drivers arrested in the “Operation Drive Sober” campaign reportedly had several previous OWI violations. Reports revealed that the arrested drivers had an average blood alcohol concentration level (BAC) of 0.14 percent. Many of those who were arrested were observed to be driving erratically.

In Racine alone, the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® see that countless individuals negligently drive while impaired. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, we may be able to offer you legal help so you can receive the compensation you need for recovery. Discuss your personal situation with us by calling (262) 554-6200.

2 dead and 1 injured in Adams County car accident

Two men were recently killed in a two-vehicle accident near Wisconsin Dells in Adams County. According to reports, the vehicles collided north of Highway 23 on County Road B at 2 in the afternoon.

A 65-year-old and 72-year-old man travelling together in a Hyundai Tucson were pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the second vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, was identified as a 24-year-old male. The driver of the truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Divine Savior hospital in an ambulance. Police did not release the names of the men involved in the crash or the cause of the crash, but the Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the accident.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Racine understand that families face great emotional, physical, and financial loss after losing their loved ones in car accidents. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two victims as they mourn their recent loss. 

Millions of GM trucks with potentially defective seatbelts recalled

A seat belt problem prompted American automaker giant, General Motors (GM), to issue a voluntary recall to approximately 1.04 million vehicles in the U.S. and in other countries, a report of CNBC stated on April 15.

Reports revealed that the seat belts in the 2014 and 2015 models of GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado may detach if the flexible steel cable is worn through with everyday use. GM explained that they discovered the problem through data gathered from warranty claims. Incidents of accidents or injuries were not reported before GM issued the recall. A total of 895,232 of the affected vehicles reportedly were in the U.S. and an estimated 142,000 vehicles were sold in other countries. GM is expected to address the issue by enhancing or replacing the tensioner assembly of the recalled pickup trucks.

The Racine auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent families who have been burdened in the aftermath of a car accident. If you are in such a situation, we may offer you legal assistance so that you may effectively seek for compensations from negligent companies. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (262) 554-6200.

1 hurt after vehicle crashes into Racine Starbucks

On March 29, a woman suffered injuries after a vehicle driven by another woman plowed into a Starbucks Coffee shop in the Racine area, according to an article on racinecountyeye.com.

According to reports, at around 1:00 p.m., a woman operating a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) crashed into a Starbucks located at 2805 S. Green Bay Road. The woman, whose name was not released, told authorities that the accident happened after her foot apparently “slipped off” the brake pedal. A female customer inside the Starbucks suffered minor injuries to her face.

The injured customer, whose name was also withheld, received treatment at the crash scene and refused hospitalization. Another person who was at Starbucks later stated that the coffee shop ceased operations for the remainder of the day. Personnel from the Racine Fire Department provided assistance during the incident.

Unfortunately, innocent individuals suffer serious injuries in car accidents far too frequently. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because of another party’s action or inaction, we want to hep. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (262) 554-6200 for more information.

Injured woman in Fond du Lac crash undergoes surgery

A Fond du Lac woman has had to undergo surgery as a result of her injuries after being involved in a car accident. According to Carrie Shipton, her mother-in-law, Laurel Shipton was operated on at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after being one of several people who were injured on February 20 in a collision between two SUVs on North Main Street.

A spokeswoman for Froedtert Hospital stated that Laurel’s “vital signs were stable.” Fond du Lac authorities have not detailed how many people were actually injured, and authorities are still working to untangle the conflicting and confusing accounts provided by witnesses after the collision. The accident caused significant traffic delays along North Main Street for nearly an hour.

If you have been the victim of a negligent driver, the legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is here to help. We represent clients who have suffered injuries in car accidents that they had no part in causing. Call our Racine office today at (262) 554-6200 to discuss your legal options with an attorney before moving forward.

Kenosha hit-and-run suspect charged

A driver who fled the scene of an accident after colliding with another vehicle in Racine and causing injuries has been charged with felony hit-and-run, according to an article from The Journal Times.

Reports said the charge was filed against Kenosha resident Melvin Muckeray, 32. On December 24, Muckeray was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 12th Street and Racine Street. A criminal complaint revealed that Muckeray was driving his vehicle at around 8:00 p.m. without headlights when he struck an oncoming vehicle whose driver failed to see him. The driver of the other vehicle, whose name was withheld, sustained injuries but refused to be taken to a hospital. Muckeray, who was driving with a suspended license, may face up to nine months of imprisonment if found guilty of the charge.

If the actions of a reckless or negligent driver have caused you harm in an accident, contact the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® right away by calling (262) 554-6200. A representative will help you understand your legal options as you move forward.

Hit-and-run driver arrested in Racine

A driver was arrested in Racine County by police on January 2 after fleeing the scene of a rear-end collision. Sergeant David Stroupe of the Mount Pleasant Police stated that a Milwaukee man crashed  into the back portion of another vehicle while driving on Highway 20 at around 12:30 p.m. The driver that caused the collision then attempted to escape the crash scene.

A witness to the collision pursued the driver for several miles until the offender stopped his vehicle and authorities were able to apprehend him. Though no one was reportedly injured in the accident, both vehicles sustained damage. Charges are expected to be filed against the hit-and-run driver who is currently booked at the Racine County Jail.

Fortunately no one was hurt in this recent hit-and-run accident. However, the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Racine know that many victims of reckless drivers are not so lucky. That’s why we work to represent these clients as they pursue justice in the form of compensation from those responsible for their suffering. To speak to our legal team today, call (262) 554-6200 now.

Two drivers injured in Racine County vehicular accident

Two drivers suffered injuries in Racine County on December 21 after they were involved in a head-on collision. Information coming from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office revealed that alcohol could be a factor in the vehicular crash that took place in the Village of Rochester.

Reports said at about 7:15 p.m. a vehicle operated by a 52-year-old man on STH 20 was traveling west when he veered out of his lane and collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by a 61-year-old woman. Neither of the drivers’ names were released to reporters, however it is known that both sustained broken legs and were airlifted to the hospital by Flight for Life.

At the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our personal injury and car accident attorneys have seen far too many cases involving drunk drivers. That’s why we work to put an end to this behavior by aggressively representing clients who have been victims of negligence in pursuit of compensatory settlements. If you have been injured in a wreck, call (262) 554-6200 today.

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