Innocent Highway Driver Victim of Flying Debris from Phantom Motorist, $850,000 Settlement

$950,000

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Fractured Skull

Jeffrey Sieben recently settled a significant claim for a Sprinkler Fitter from Owatonna, Minnesota. The total settlement was in excess of $1,000,000.

Our client was traveling on Interstate 35 when suddenly and without warning a 29–inch metal stake weighing approximately 20 pounds penetrated the windshield of the van he was driving, striking our client in the head.  As a result, our client’s vehicle crashed into the ditch and slammed to a stop against the median.

Our client was transported by ambulance to the Owatonna Hospital with severe head injuries. At the hospital a CT of the head and neck were performed and confirmed that he suffered a fractured skull.  The four inch laceration was closed.  Our client was then airlifted to Mayo Clinic in Rochester and presented as a red level trauma.  He underwent neurosurgery and then months of additional treatment and therapy. He was fully disabled from work for over a year.

Attorney Jeffrey Sieben fought the Uninsured Motorist claim in Federal Court. He proved that the liability for the collision and our client’s injuries rested with an unidentified (phantom) driver, who was operating a vehicle containing materials that were improperly and negligently secured. It was the negligent loading of the masonry stake by the phantom motorist that caused our client’s injuries.

In addition to the significant Uninsured Motorist settlement, Sieben’s partner, Michael Scully, successfully overturned our client’s workers’ compensation denial and our client was awarded his deserved workers’ compensation benefits.


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Jeffrey S. Sieben

“I work hard to listen so that we can tell our client's story to their jury."


Phone: 612-333-9713
Cell: 651-336-1925

Client Reviews

out of 16 reviews
Teresa Zweber

I retained Robert Brabbit in 2011 for a workmans comp case. I have been extremely pleased with him as my attorney. He won the first part of my case with ease, he has great knowledge and professionalism and am anxious to see the end results of my settlement. I would recommend him highly and he won against a major retail store.

Lynn Wareberg

Patient, smart and professional.  If you need help with your workers compensation case, look no further.

Paul Goetz

Bob Brabbit handled the insurance claims after the death of my brother. I appreciated his communication, professionalism and work on our behalf. He negotiated with the insurance companies and got us the best settlement possible. He was honest and upfront about process as well as costs. I 100% trust Bob and am grateful he took part of a tragic situation and solved it.

Phil Pearson

If it were all about the settlement, I would give Bob Brabbit 5 stars. He and his staff were so much more though. There was the patience to take us through this two year long ordeal. Answering our questions and explaining to us what was going on. There was the knowledge Bob had to take on a big insurance company. And last there was the determination to get us the best possible deal. Bob was referred to me by a friend in the legal business and I would be proud to recommend him and his staff to anyone with workman's compensation problems. Great job Bob!!!!!

Rebecca Catton

I was fortunate to have worked with Robert Brabbit for the past 4 1/2 years. He and his team assisted me during a lengthy and difficult process providing me with support, knowledge, hope, resources and honesty. I am so very grateful for everything! Thank you Bob!

Cyndy

Bob Brabbit was both my husband Doug and my attorney for our work comp injuries. He was amazing! The best attorney EVER!! Did such an amazing job for both our cases over the years!

We never had anything to worry about, as we knew from day one that we were in good hands when it came to Bob handling both our cases..  Bob is so very respectful, caring, compassionate, kind hearted, and really knows all the legal aspects of how to really win your case!  Whenever we needed any questions answered, Bob never hesitated on getting back to us right away.. I tell all my friends and anyone who needs a great attorney about Bob Brabbit! He is the BEST in our minds! We have great proof of that!

Thanks Bob for all your hard work and amazing professionalism and getting the job well done!

Kole Pederson

Robert Brabbit is the attorney reviewed here. I was injured in an accident at work and needed representation in my workers comp case. After thoroughly researching, I decided on SiebenCarey. Mr. Brabbit took my case and informed me right from the beginning what he thought was the best decision moving forward. Throughout the process, he ensured that I was promptly informed of any updates. He walked me through any paperwork related to the case over the phone and made sure that I understood everything. He was very good about not simply telling me what to do, but instead consulting me and getting my opinion, then making suggestions and informing me of his reasoning. The final settlement was agreed on, and it was precisely the outcome I desired from the start of the case. While I can't say I would ever wish to be his client again due to the nature of his work being injuries, he would be my first choice if I ever needed this type of service in the future. I will be recommending him to anyone who needs his type of services.

Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

St. Paul Local 12

Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!

Jenna L. at Insider Pages

I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!

Eric Petoletti

Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.

Renee Goneau

SiebenCarey is a great personal injury law firm that really cares about their clients.  Highly recommend!

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

Morgan Petoletti

My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

Daniel Ball

Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended.

Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

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