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HOW CAN HABUSH car accident attorneys help

At Habush Habush & Rottier, our experienced attorneys believe in fighting for respect, fairness, and what is right for our clients. Our team of car accident attorneys will carefully investigate and analyze the circumstances of your accident to help you hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.

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    why choose HABUSH for your car accident case

    Certified Trial Lawyers

    Certified Trial Lawyers

    We have more National Board of Trial Advocacy certified trial lawyers than any other firm in the United States

    Billions Recovered

    Billions Recovered

    Over the last 90 years our firm has recovered billions of dollars in compensation for our clients. More than all other Wisconsin firms combined.

    No Upfront Fees

    No Upfront Fees

    We will never rush to settle your case, and there are no upfront fees, so we don’t get paid unless you do.

    We Believe In Personalized Representation

    When you call Habush Habush and Rottier S.C., you can trust that we will provide you with personalized representation and will keep you informed about any new developments in your case. 

    We never rush to settle car accident lawsuits when it is not the best option for our clients. Our legal team will use all of our resources to investigate your accident and negotiate for the full recovery you deserve.

    We’ve Represented Wisconsin Car Accident Victims Since 1930

    Our auto accident attorneys have been representing injured vehicle crash victims across Wisconsin since 1930, and we are committed to protecting the rights of those injured by negligent drivers.

    We know that a car accident can happen when you least expect it and your life may never be the same. The last thing that any car accident victim needs to worry about is how they are going to pay for medical treatment and cover their other losses. We step in and handle the legal process so your focus remains where it needs to be—on your health.


    Why You Should Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault

    At Habush Habush & Rottier, we firmly believe that victims of car accidents should be supported after suffering the consequences arising from the reckless or negligent actions of another driver.

    An experienced car accident lawyer can help you figure out exactly who is responsible for your injuries and how a claim should be managed from the date of the incident through recovery. Handling claims of serious and even minor injuries can be complicated and it involves contact with numerous entities, including insurance companies, employers, and medical providers—that’s where we come in.

    Car accidents claim thousands of lives every year in addition to causing injury to thousands of people each year.

    If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver or other responsible party, get the guidance you need from an experienced car accident lawyer to help you navigate unfamiliar legal territory.

    common car accident scenarios that lead to personal injury cases

    There are many reasons that car accidents occur. The following are some of the most common scenarios:

    • Distracted and inattentive driving – In many crashes, the driver at fault simply fails to pay adequate attention to the road and causes the collision. According to, 1 in 5 crashes involve distracted driving, and a distracted driving crash happens somewhere in Wisconsin every 22 minutes. Learn more about how to prevent distracted driving.
    • Reckless driving – A person injured because of someone else’s reckless driving behavior may need immediate medical attention, which can often result in a long-term financial burden, particularly if the injured person must miss time from work. Reckless driving is related to careless driving and distracted driving but is usually classified as the more severe violation. Each state defines reckless driving differently, in Wisconsin, you can be charged with reckless driving if you drive in a negligent manner such that you endanger the safety of a person or property. Distracted driving in Wisconsin includes inattentive driving in general and is any activity that diverts attention from driving.
    • Speeding – A person driving above the posted speed limit may put other motorists and pedestrians around them in danger of sustaining serious injuries from a collision.
    • Drunk driving – Alcohol and drug intoxication can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to operate a car or motorcycle. According to the Wisconsin DOT, there were around 21,000 convictions for drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin in 2019, with 140 people killed in alcohol-related crashes and 2,918 injured.
    • Defective car parts – While some mechanical errors or defects cause problems that pose little or no threat to the driver or passengers of a vehicle, some can have a profound impact on the safety of motorists.

    The above are only some of the many possible causes of automobile accidents. Not only do you need to know what caused your crash, but you also need to have sufficient evidence to prove that a certain party was negligent. The evidence that can be used to prove liability will differ from case to case. Habush Habush & Rottier understands the types of evidence that can prove liability and will take all the necessary time and resources to prove claims for each of our clients.

    If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another’s mistakes, a legal solution may be available to help ease your financial suffering. To discuss your rights and options, contact the experienced lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-242-2874.


    Car Accident FAQS

    There are specific steps that should be taken after a car accident.

    At the scene of a car accident, assuming you are physically able to do so, you should contact your local authority. A police officer can arrive on the scene, collect information about the incident, including the identification of the driver at fault and any other witnesses. The police will also determine if the responsible driver has insurance coverage for their vehicle. The circumstances of the collision will then be documented in a police report. Before the police arrive, if you have contact with the other driver it is best not to discuss the details of the accident. The best practice is to simply and politely check to ensure that you are both okay and to offer an exchange of information.

    If you are hurt or seriously injured in a car accident, your first instinct will be to seek medical attention. You should do so even if you are not feeling any immediate pain, as certain conditions and symptoms may not present themselves right away. After you receive the proper medical attention, your next step should be to contact a car accident attorney who handles auto accident cases. You should not wait to contact an attorney, as you will have only a certain amount of time to have a claim resolved if you are not at fault.

    A common and disturbing problem some people face after an auto accident is not recognizing their injuries until hours or even days after the incident. These injuries may either go unnoticed because of internal bodily harm or because of adrenaline that clouds a person’s ability to feel pain immediately after an accident. If a person is uncertain, they may still want to be examined by a doctor. If a person receives an examination after an accident that reveals an injury, they may want to consider a lawsuit to have their injury treatment costs covered.

    In some cases, a driver’s insurance adjuster may want full access to your medical records. However, this information is guarded under powerful privacy laws and should only be given out if absolutely necessary. Before giving away this information, a person should consider a consultation with a personal injury attorney to learn more about their rights and options regarding the release of their medical information. A car accident can leave someone with serious physical and emotional injuries to overcome. Compensation can help manage these problems, taking care of practical expenses that may otherwise burden an injured motorist.

    When a person is injured in a car accident, they need to prove that they tried to prevent injuries the best they could. Wearing a seat belt is often cited as a first step for injury prevention in the event of a car accident. However, Wisconsin’s seat belt law places a limit on how much the failure to wear a seat belt can affect a person’s claim for compensation. If you have been injured in a car accident, whether you were wearing a seat belt or not, you may be able to pursue a claim against the person or people responsible.

    Habush Habush and Rottier/HHR: The very best law firm around for auto accident cases. Period, end of discussion. Please trust me when I say they have your back from start to finish, no matter the time it takes to complete your case. I knew nothing about this law firm prior to my initial consultation other than the fact my father spoke so highly of them; as he eloquently put it they’ve been ranked as the best of the best in law firm surveys. My father said, this top notch caliber law firm is where other attorneys would go for representation or advice, that’s how good they are. My father was right on this advice, thank you dad!
    Takes a fraction of time to change someone’s life forever for worse or for better. In my case it was from an auto accident where I found my hero at HHR who helped me beyond words of gratitude on the long road of healing. Believe me it can often feel like a lonely road to walk but with the right support it makes every step of the journey that mush easier to navigate. From my experience HHR vigorously turned over every stone to make it right. I’m not one to drop names but this is my review so I’m going to give credit where credit is the best attorney I know, Eric Ryberg! Please ask for Eric by name and when you meet tell him Brandon from the review suggested his service, and share a smile because you’re in good company.
    I wrote this review from from the bottom of my heart from one auto accident victim to another, focus on your recovery and let HHR focus on the rest. Like the Prairie du Sac Dam regulates water flow, HHR will keep you informed in a timely manor about your case with a steady flow of utmost important information. This way you’re informed without being overwhelmed. The best way others can thank me with gratitude for my ‘fatherly advice’ is to share your experience from HHR and together we will ensure that help gets to those involved in an accident. God bless you and your family and full speed ahead on your recovery.

    -Brandon, Madison, WI

    In the aftermath of a significant life changing “not at fault” motor vehicle accident, there were many times of darkness, confusion, self doubt and feelings of injustice…. feeling as if I were alone in a dark corner. Attorney Eric Ryberg and the staff at Habush Habush & Rottier were a bright light in that dark corner. A light to show the correct path out of the darkness. A light to illuminate the pathway to justice, fairness, and common sense in a world where it seems more difficult to find truth and benevolence in all of life’s happenings and experiences. Truth. Justice. Fairness. Common sense. Genuine. These words are at the core of the structural foundation of the expert legal representation I received from Attorney Eric Ryberg and his team on my behalf. They fought for these things relentlessly…never gave up. They never compromised truth. Never compromised the fight for justice, fairness, or common sense. And because of this, they were able to deliver redemption and justice to the very maximum limit allowed by law. Never give up. Never settle for anything less than the absolute truth. Never settle for anything but absolute justice. Never settle for legal representation from just any law firm. Choose Habush Habush & Rottier. Choose Eric Ryberg. Experience the light in the darkness. The light that leads to absolute truth. And uncompromised justice. Light up the darkness.

    -Paul, Madison, WI

    My Attorney, David S. Blinka, went the extra mile for me. I was in a car accident and he took care of dealing with the law suit against the insurance company so that I did not have to worry and could concentrate on healing from my injuries. He also took the time to explain everything to me in a way I could understand. Being a single mom with my hands already full, it made my life easier knowing I did not have to worry about the legal part of the accident. I highly recommended this Law Firm.

    -Carie, Madison, WI

    Due to the nature of the injury I received from the car accident, it had been almost 3 years since the accident to its resolution. (multiple surgeries, rehab, etc.) Ben was very good about keeping us in the loop occasionally to let us know what’s happening, (even if there wasn’t any real movement.) Once everything was finally coming to a close, he fought hard for us and we were not only pleased with the final outcome, but surprised as well! Thank you Ben!

    -Tony, Milwaukee, WI

    I was very pleased with the way that Ben handled my lengthy car accident/injury case. I always felt properly prepared and informed each step of the way. I really felt he had my best interest in mind and worked diligently for the best outcome of my case. I was pleased with the results and the process. He has a reputation as a strong trial lawyer, and while I am thankful that we settled outside of court, it was reassuring to know that he was in my corner if we would have went to trial.

    -Dustin, Milwaukee, WI

    Ben was a great find after my car accident. We met at a cocktail party and after talking about the upcoming holiday, he noticed I was in pain while sitting in a low chair and asked me was I alright. I told him about the accident not knowing he was an attorney and from there, a relationship was born. I found him to be honest and realistic. He took his time and explained the process to me. He answered my questions until I had a pretty good understanding of each step of the process. His paralegal was great. My experience with Ben and his team was exceptional.

    -Sheree, Milwaukee, WI

    I worked with Benjamin on a car accident case and he truly went above and beyond. He stayed on top of my case for four years. He was incredible and extremely dedicated. I would recommend him to anyone. Benjamin was also responsive, knowledgeable and kept me informed no matter how small the detail. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® was great and Benjamin is an outstanding, caring and compassionate attorney.

    -Michele, Milwaukee, WI

    Benjamin was referred to me by my lawyer friend, and came highly recommended for my car accident claim. I was rear-ended by an inattentive driver. It’s not a “quick-fix” “one-call” process, but rather Ben kept in touch, did his job, fought to get me the most compensation possible for my claim and in the end I was very very pleased. I’m healed up and am happy with the outcome of my case.

    -Briana, Milwaukee, WI

    Two of my children were involved in an automobile accident. With people injured both physically and mentally from the ordeal, I knew I needed to get an attorney to represent my kids who clearly were not at fault in this incident. Being new to Wisconsin, I called my attorney friend in Michigan who is a partner in a very high profile international law firm. He did some research for me to find the best attorney’s in Wisconsin based on their record. He recommended Ben Wagner at Habush. Let me tell you, it was the best phone call I could have made! Rather than believing the marketing hype and advertising in the greater Milwaukee area about another law firm, I trusted an attorney to find the best attorney based on his record for his clients. In the end, Ben delivered! He negotiated a settlement that exceeded our expectations, which at least minimized some of the hardship created from this accident. I would also like to add, going beyond the settlement itself, is to speak to Ben’s demeanor. You don’t just get a top attorney with Ben, you get a family man that is approachable and easy to talk with who answers all your questions and respects you throughout the process. He is the utmost professional!

    -Steven, Milwaukee, WI

    After my mother was killed in a car accident, a friend of my family recommended Benjamin Wagner of the Habush Habush & Rottier Law Firm. In a time of great trauma and confusion I was incredibly grateful to have the trustworthy and professional guidance of Mr. Wagner. Other lawyers assured me that the insurance companies would never pay the full limit of our policy but that is exactly what Habush Habush & Rottier was able to accomplish. Although the years following have been hard, it is comforting to know that there are good people who will step up for those of us who have been wronged. The people of Habush Habush & Rottier, and especially Mr. Wagner, embody the goodness that help those of us left behind carry on.

    -Noah, Milwaukee, WI

    I was in a car accident last year and hired Habush law firm. I worked with David for about a year. Being from India, I did not know the process here very well. He walked me through every step, was very patient and understanding. David is very through, detailed and promptly replied to all emails. He made it easy to work on the case and only contacted me when I needed to know something.


    - Akanksha, Madison, WI