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What Are Skiers Liable For?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 25, 2017

With ski season just around the corner, ski accident attorney Cory P. Whalen, takes a look at collisions on the slopes and what skiers and snowboarders can be held liable for. 

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Keep Your Children Safe! ATV’s Are For Adults.

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyAugust 21, 2017

Keep your children safe!  ATV’s are for adults.

Minnesota children are being seriously injured and killed on ATV’s and off-highway vehicles.  Cory P. Whalen of the SiebenCarey law firm continues to represent children and families harmed by the illegal operation of such vehicles.

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I’ve been hurt on the job. Now what do I do?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 15, 2017

Every year, thousands of Minnesota workers are injured on the job.  The laws that govern workers’ compensation entitlements are complicated and confusing.  Making matters worse, insurance companies fight work injuries with doctors they hire and expensive lawyers.

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Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 01, 2017

Setting proper examples while we drive our kids around is a great start to the driver training process.  Combine the examples we set behind the wheel with a graduated drivers license program and plenty of behind the wheel time will ultimately increase the chances that our teen drivers will be safe drivers.

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What Does Negligence Mean?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 12, 2017

Many lawyers advertise that if you’ve been injured by another person’s negligence that you should contact a lawyer.  While that’s good advice, what does negligence mean?

 
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is important when you’ve been hurt in an accident.  Cory Whalen has nearly 20 years of representing automobile, bus and motorcycle accident victims.

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Hit by an uninsured driver? Now what?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 05, 2017

Minnesota law requires all drivers to maintain a minimum amount of liability coverage in order to operate a motor vehicle.  If everyone follows the law and has insurance, your injury and property damage claim will have a source of insurance coverage for payment of damages.  But what happens if you are hit by someone that failed to follow the law and does not have insurance? 

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When Do I Need An Attorney For a Auto Accident?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 22, 2016

Many insurance companies provide prompt and courteous service. However, some insurance companies will contact you shortly after an accident and offer a settlement.  While reaching a settlement of a legal dispute is not necessarily a bad thing, entering into an early settlement may not be in your best interest and the prompt and courteous service can end up depriving you of your legal rights and saving the insurance company money. 

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Let's Talk About Snowmobiling!

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 15, 2016

It’s snowing!  For many in Minnesota, the snow can be cause for celebration as the winter months call for recreational activities like snowmobiling.  With the new snow comes the potential for an injury due to negligent or inexperienced snowmobile operation. 

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Truck Accidents On The Rise

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 07, 2016

Truck accidents are on the rise, happening nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average, and killing nearly 4,000 people each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

On top of that, more than 100,000 people are injured every year in truck crashes. That's as bad as if a commuter jet crashed every single week of the year, killing everyone on board.

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Car Accidents - Know Your Legal Rights

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 28, 2016

Consultation with an attorney following a car accident is imperative in understanding your legal rights.  Here at SiebenCarey we understand your legal rights following a car accident.  We will gladly consult with you by telephone or in person to discuss your rights following a car accident.  Don’t trust your legal rights with just anyone. 

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Complex Insurance Issues Arise in Car, Bus and Motorcycle Accidents

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 18, 2016

In Minnesota, many people injured in an automobile or bus accident may have legal rights they didn’t even know about.  Under the law, a person injured through the use or maintenance of a motor vehicle can pursue “no-fault” coverage. While the phrase “no-fault” seems simple – many complexities exist when navigating the insurance system. 

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Ten SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America

CBS - WDJTAugust 15, 2016

SiebenCarey today announced that 10 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 – an annual list universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The annual Best Lawyers list has been published since 1983. Rankings are based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

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SiebenCarey Attorneys Selected to 2016 Annual Super Lawyer List

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 05, 2016

Sixteen SiebenCarey attorneys were selected to the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Fourteen were chosen as Super Lawyers in their specific areas of practice and two were selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list. Just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are named to this list each year.

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Safety Tips for Driving in the Snow

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 03, 2016

Minnesota is digging out this morning from winter storm Kayla, which brought over a foot of snow to many in Minnesota and caused over 287 car accidents.  The Minnesota State Patrol reported 679 crashes or spin-outs in the snowy conditions yesterday between 6:00am and 8:30pm.

Even experienced drivers can find their nerves and skills tested by poor winter road conditions. Here are some tips to help you drive safely in the snow and avoid car accidents.

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Spread Smoke Alarm Message During Fire Prevention Week

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 29, 2015

Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That's the message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!"

While fire safety should be a focus every day of the year, Fire Prevention Week is a timely opportunity to share smoke alarm safety reminders.

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