Green Bay police officer, driver sustain injuries in three-vehicle collision

A police officer from the Green Bay Police Department in Brown County, Wisconsin crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of East Walnut and South Adams streets at around 4 p.m. on Monday, June 20. The accident occurred as the officer was responding to a distress call.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Green Bay Police Department, the police officer ran through a red light while on the way to aid a person reported as unconscious in his or her vehicle. The officer crashed into another vehicle while crossing through the intersection. The force of the impact sent the second vehicle spinning towards a third vehicle. The police officer and the woman in the third vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Car accidents can result in life-altering consequences, such as permanent physical disability, a mountain of medical bills, and hundreds of lost workdays. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are prepared to help you pursue financial compensation from the people or parties responsible for your losses. Call our Green Bay personal injury team today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a qualified member of our staff.


Family sues for negligence after child’s brain damage

A jury trial began on Monday, June 6 in the case of a five-year-old Baraboo boy, Caleb Gawronski, whose family claims he suffered brain damage at the hands of Dr. Andrew Nelson and St. Clare Hospital and Health Services. The trial is slated to last until Friday, June 17.

Court documents showed that Gawronski was 19 months old when he started having seizures on Sept. 8, 2012. His mother took him to St. Clare to find seek treatment. She now claims that Nelson failed to provide air to the breathless boy. In court on Tuesday, June 7, Nelson said he was slow to decide whether to initiate an advanced airway management technique because “Caleb was in critical condition at the time, and critically ill…there were multiple procedures that needed to happen.”

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to help you pursue charges against those who commit medical malpractice in Green Bay and other areas of Wisconsin. Do not hesitate to seek out our legal assistance or ask for our legal advice by calling our offices at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation.


Green Bay man charged with homicide by drunk driving after deadly accident

Prosecutors have recently filed charges against 52-year-old Green Bay, Wisconsin resident John Convery for his part in a deadly car accident on Green Bay’s west side, ten months after the incident happened in Brown County. Convery was officially charged with homicide by driving drunk in Brown County court.

According to police reports, 56-year-old Oneida resident Brian Delebreau was walking down the sidewalk on Broadway near the Georgia-Pacific Mill in July 2015 when a car struck him. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Another individual got harmed during the incident as well.

People who commit negligent and irresponsible crimes that result in other individuals getting hurt should be held liable for their wrongdoing. We at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are qualified to defend the victims of these cases. If you have been hurt in a drunk driving accident in Green Bay, get in touch with our attorneys by calling our offices at 800-242-2874.


Three people injured in Sturgeon Bay three-vehicle collision

Three people sustained injuries after one vehicle rear-ended another, forcing the second vehicle to rear-end another vehicle waiting to turn left.

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department identified the victims as De Pere resident Gabriel Garcia, Homosassa, Florida resident Gary Daniel, and Daniel’s passenger, who was not identified publicly. According to preliminary investigations, Garcia’s vehicle hit the stopped vehicle operated by Daniel from behind. Daniel’s vehicle was then forced to rear-end another car waiting to turn left, causing him and his passenger to be transported via ambulance to an area hospital to receive medical attention for their minor wounds. Garcia’s truck incurred minor damage, but Daniel’s vehicle was totaled and had to be towed from the scene of the accident. Garcia was cited for following too closely.

The personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® provide legal services for our clients in Green Bay, and we may be able to help you hold negligent drivers responsible. If you were the victim of a reckless driving car accident, call our offices at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.


Petition seeks end of fatal accidents in intersection

Neenah, Wisconsin resident Patti Purcell calls the intersection of Winnebago County CB and Oakridge Road the “intersection of death”. Her nickname is not far from what the statistics from the Neenah Fire Department show. The intersection was the site of twenty accidents with injuries and two accidents that resulted in death as of January 2003 until present time – the highest accident record for an intersection in the town.

In an interview with USA TODAY NETWORK, Purcell stated she previously used the intersection to take her 15-year-old and 13-year-old sons to St. Mary Catholic School. But as the intersection garnered an unsafe reputation, Purcell ceased to use it, claiming “I feel like it’s so unsafe that I won’t take my kids there anymore.”

As of Monday, April 25, the petition was almost signed by 2,000 citizens.

A personal injury accident is a great burden to its victim – not only will the affected person sustain physical afflictions, he will also be forced to shoulder the heavy costs of medical bills. If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident in green bay or other areas in Wisconsin, do not hesitate to seek the legal help of our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our offices today at 800-242-2874.


Green Bay Accident Leads to New Bill

Jeff and Colleen Kennedy lost their son when a driver failed to stop after hitting the victim with his car. The driver claims he thought he hit a garbage can, so he continued driving. The new bill, signed by Governor Walker, requires drivers to stop regardless of what they have hit in the efforts to prevent another tragic death. The bill closes loopholes allowing drivers to say they did not realize they hit a person.

State legislators hope that the bill will help stop people from driving illegally, because they are forced to stop after hitting something. Many people that do not stop at scenes of accidents flee because they are committing some type of other crime, such as a suspended driver’s license.

Hit-and-run accidents can cause both physical and emotional trauma to victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to a driver that failed to stop at the scene of an accident, please call Green Bay personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to review options of legal action available to you.


2 incur serious injuries in Oshkosh four-vehicle pileup

Two individuals have sustained severe injuries and are currently in critical condition after a four-vehicle pileup that occurred along Interstate 41 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at around 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, a Chevrolet Malibu was headed south along the highway when the driver lost control around Snell Road and crashed into another car. This prompted a series of chain reactions beginning with a Pilot hitting the median. Following, the Malibu spun out of control, hitting a Chevrolet pickup which later hit a GMC Terrain.

The people who incurred life-threatening wounds were riders in the Malibu.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a personal injury accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a responsible party in Green Bay or other areas in Wisconsin, please get in touch with our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our offices today at 800-242-2874 to receive a free evaluation of your case.


100,000+ Toshiba laptop battery packs recalled

Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall affecting over 100,000 battery packs in Toshiba laptops. According to the recall notice, these battery packs have the potential to overheat and melt, causing both injury risks to consumers and a potential fire hazard. Thankfully, at the time of the recall, there were no reports of injuries sustained by the defective battery packs.

Affected battery packs are present in Toshiba laptops, but the packs themselves were manufactured by Panasonic. Affected laptops include Portege, Satellite, and Tecra models that were sold between June of 2011 and January of this year. Approximately 91,000 of the recalled units were sold just in the United States.

Individuals with potentially affected laptop battery packs can check the parts number on their battery pack by turning off their laptop and removing the battery. Items included in this particular recall will begin with parts number “G71C.”

Sadly, dangerous and defective products make their way into consumers’ hands far too often. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a dangerous or defective consumer good, an experienced product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you understand your legal rights and options. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more.


Five hurt in Brown County two-vehicle collision

Five people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, February 17, at around 9:10 a.m. at the intersection of County S and County U at the Brown County-Outagamie County border in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant Luke Newman, a sport utility vehicle traveling south on County U did not stop at a stop sign, subsequently causing a T-bone accident with a car that was headed east on County S.

The driver of the struck vehicle, identified as 40-year-old New London resident Rebecca Van Haren, was ejected from her vehicle, which flipped over and came to rest at a stop on its roof.

The other four victims, who were said to be New London residents and who were trapped inside the overturned vehicle, were transported to Green Bay hospitals with their conditions unknown.


AMA wants to change medical liability laws

The American Medical Association has announced that it hopes to initiate changes on a legislative level to current medical liability laws at both federal and state levels. The AMA has challenged standing laws, saying the current liability system is preventing the medical world from providing complete and adequate service to patients.

Various states, for their part, will maintain and protect existing medical liability reforms in 2016. Many states have already enacted some kind of variation of a cap on non-economic damages, while six states capped total damages, with the caps differing significantly by exceptions, causes of action covered, and amount.

 

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, in Green Bay, our legal team of medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys understands all too well exactly how devastating it can be for patients who placed their trust in a doctor’s hands to have that trust betrayed. We feel that victims of medical malpractice should pursue compensation for their unnecessary suffering, in addition to the extra cost of treatment for the botched procedure. To learn more about your options, call us at 800-242-2874 today.