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Share the Road With Pedestrians

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMay 02, 2017

Crosswalks are an important safety feature implemented into Minnesota’s transportation network that allow pedestrians to safely cross roadways.   Every year in Minnesota, pedestrians are struck and killed by drivers who simply did not see the person walking across the road.  Drivers must be aware of their surroundings at all times to be alert for all pedestrian crossings.  

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New Boating Laws for 2016

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJune 13, 2016

School is out, a sure sign of summer! Also a sign that boating season is upon us again.
Before you get caught up in the variety of summer water activities popular in Minnesota, please take time to read this.

Apart from the usual safety tips (review the DNR’s boating safety guide, wear a life jacket, stay sober, be aware of weather, and understand how all aspects of your boat work) there are several changes in boating laws for 2016. 

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Snowmobile Safety

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 15, 2016

Minnesota is a great state for snowmobile riding.  Whether you’re off for a long trail ride, or cruising out to the ice fishing shack, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Minnesota’s snowmobile season. 
 
There are also a number of safe riding tips that will help you arrive at your destination safe and sound.

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Avoid Pedestrian Car Accidents in Minnesota

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 07, 2015

In the last few weeks, three were killed in pedestrian related car accidents in Minnesota. One was a 5 year-old boy in Minneapolis struck on Halloween, another a 35 year-old woman struck by a semi truck on interstate 35 near Sandstone, and yet another a 54 year-old woman struck by a car on Highway 95 near Cambridge.

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Bikes and Pedestrians Are No Match For Cars

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 24, 2015

In the last couple of years, I have seen an increase in the number of new bike and pedestrian injury cases in my practice.  Unfortunately, injury severity is markedly increased when a biker or pedestrian encounters an inattentive person driving a car.  In 2013 alone, there were 867 pedestrian injuries and 35 deaths from pedestrian versus car incidents.

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2015 Super Lawyers From SiebenCarey

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 07, 2015

Seventeen SiebenCarey attorneys were selected to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Fourteen were chosen as Super Lawyers in their specific areas of practice and three 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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Keep Safe On The Water This Summer

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 03, 2015

With summer in full swing and July upon us, many folks will be using one of our 10,000 lakes to go swimming and boating.  Having seen a number of injury and fatality claims it’s important to implement safe practices on the water.  

The top 3 causes of non-fatal boating accidents from 2014 were capsizing, injury from water sports, and collision with another watercraft.  

With that in mind it is important to consider water safety before and during all water activities.  Here are a few tips to help you and your family have a safe summer season on the water.

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SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized in Annual Super Lawyers Publication

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 14, 2014

Each year, Super Lawyers rates lawyers who have attained a high-degree of professional achievement. Attorneys are selected based on a rigorous, multi-phase rating process that includes peer nominations, evaluations and third party research. The publication also recognized four attorneys from the firm to its list of Rising Stars.

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