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First SiebenCarey Distracted Driving Scholarship Awarded

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMay 09, 2017

DD-scholarship-200x197-(1).jpgThis year SiebenCarey awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a student at Lakeville North High School and a student at Lakeville South High School. The requirement was to write a 500-word essay on distracted driving. Our hope was to get many students to apply which, in turn, provides an excellent awareness exercise.

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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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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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Distracted Driving Facts and Taking Responsibility

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 23, 2016

With the way that technology has been advancing in recent years, it is no surprise that we have seen increasing car accidents caused by distracted drivers.  In 2014 alone, over 3,000 people were killed and over 431,000 injured as a result of distracted drivers.

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MN Students Learning to Avoid Distracted Driving

Public News Service, by Brandon CampbellSeptember 09, 2016

With school back in session, legal experts this month are helping high school students in Minnesota understand the dangers of distracted driving. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS), distracted driving killed 74 people in the state last year, a 21 percent jump from two years ago.

Trial lawyers, including Minnesota attorney and partner at SiebenCarey Law, Art Kosieradzki will be visiting schools in several states to help students understand the dangers of not paying attention while behind the wheel.

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Avoiding Car Accidents Through Proper Use of Headlights

Anthony M. Rubin - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMay 16, 2016

We all know that April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but this year it seems as if we just keep having more rain. So, how about a little information about highway safety and avoiding car accidents through proper use of our headlights.

Did you know that in Minnesota, you can get a ticket for not having your headlights on any time that it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or hailing? This might seem obvious, and it does make a lot of sense toward preventing unnecessary automobile collisions, but let me tell you how this might come up in a way you are not expecting. I know, because it happened to me.

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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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Art Kosieradzki to Host Yes I Will Distracted Driving Presentation

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMarch 13, 2015

Over the last three years, Art has joined with accident victims, police officers and school officials to speak to high school students about the dangers of distracted driving. The Yes I Will presentation is based on a national effort by trial lawyers to show young people they have the power to end distracted driving among their peers and the adults in their lives.

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Let’s drive home message of distracted driving’s dangers

Sun This Week, by Don HeinzmanFebruary 02, 2015

A movement is underway nationwide to increase awareness of distracted driving and eventually make it illegal to talk on a cellphone while driving.

In Minnesota, Lakeville attorney Art Kosieradzki hopes to make students so aware of the dangers of distracted driving that they’ll organize a campaign against it, just as a group of students did decades ago when they formed Students Against Driving Drunk.

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Grieving Parents Warn Students About Distracted Driving

Sun This Week, by Laura AdelmannNovember 28, 2014

Lakeville attorney Art Kosieradzki at Lakeville North High School to plead with the young adults to focus on only one thing when they get behind the wheel of a car: driving.

Kosieradzki emphasized that distracted driving is not just about cellphone use, but includes eating, grooming, drinking, smoking, adjusting the radio or other controls, reaching for objects in the car and any other activity that takes a driver's eyes, hands or mind from the task of driving. He called distracted driving an "epidemic" on American roads, and most students' hands went up when he asked if they have driven distracted or witnessed others doing so.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, 309,000 people were injured and another 3,331 people were killed in distraction-affected crashes.

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Social Host Liability in Minnesota

Jeffrey S. Sieben - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 24, 2014

In Minnesota, host liability is limited to situations involving minors as guests. There is no civil cause of action against a social host who provides alcohol to those who are 21 years of age or older.

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Lakeville lawyer leads case against distracted driving

Sun This Week, by Laura AdelmannNovember 12, 2014

A Lakeville personal injury lawyer is leading an effort to raise awareness and build the case against distracted driving.

Art Kosieradzki has spent three years as part of a network of trial lawyers who speak to Lakeville high schoolers about the deadly consequences of distracted driving.

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