Brian's Story – "It does get easier"

Our son, Brian, was dropped off by his mom at the Mall of America where he intended to meet friends and go from there to a non-alcoholic dance. Brian never made it to that dance. From the Mall, he got into a vehicle driven by an acquaintance. The driver of the vehicle stopped at a gas station and when he came out, he was suddenly acting very strange and began driving recklessly at high speeds down the side streets of St. Paul. Brian and the other two passengers begged him to stop the car but the driver continued on. The driver eventually lost control and struck an SUV head-on. Brian was knocked unconscious sustaining severe head injuries. The driver got out of the car, urinated, got back into the car and then drove to a nearby church parking lot where he removed Brian and the two girls from the vehicle, took their cell phones and left the scene. The driver was later arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .167.

Brian sustained severe head injuries, which required surgically removing part of his skull due to the swelling on his brain. He was put into a drug-induced coma and thereafter passed away.

We were referred by a friend to Jim Carey. He came to visit with me and Brian's mother at the hospital and he immediately struck me as someone who cared and was going to do everything he could for us. That is exactly what happened through it all and we even became friends. Jim was the first person we talked to and right away we wanted him to handle our son's case.

I knew of the "know your rights" advertising, but I hadn't heard of Jim personally. Jim is a good person and a family guy. I consider myself a good judge of character and he didn't project himself as somebody chasing the spotlight. It wasn't like that; he cared.

I probably could have forgiven this kid if he had gone for help right after the accident, but to leave the scene and dump them in a church parking lot to me was unconscionable. The pain of it all gets easier to handle with time but it never goes away. Please tell your kids not to get in cars with people they don't know.

Client Reviews

out of 13 reviews
Christine Butina

Jim Carey and his staff were excellent at their jobs. They were very understanding and were always available if you had questions on something with my case. They treated you as if you were their only client that they had. I would definitely recommend sending anyone to SiebenCarey because they really do care about you.

Lisa Gariepy

The entire Minneapolis team that worked with me was amazing.  Always proactive in sharing what to expect and taking time to explain things.  In a stressful, unfamiliar informed and supported. Wonderful group!

Sarah Peterson

It was a great experience working with Jim and his entire team! Always felt well taken care of and someone was always there to answer my many questions! Thanks!

Sharon Jensen
Jim Carey and his staff were great. Returned calls promptly and answered any and all questions in layman's terms for me. Exceeded my expectations. I've already told family and friends that if any of them should need personal injury representation to contact SiebenCarey. I wouldn't hesitate to contact them again if necessary.
Lora O'Hern
Mr. Carey and his staff were so professional  and helpful dealing with our accident. Their communication was excellent. Working with the SiebenCarey team was the only bright spot in our horrible accident experience. We always felt we were represented by extremely knowledgeable and caring people. We appreciate the outstanding service we received.
 
Cheryl Nelson
Jim Carey is down-to-earth, understanding, compassionate, extremely focused and downright brilliant in his skillful and highly successful resolution to my serious injuries resulting from a car accident. I can't say enough about how grateful I am and how pleased I am with his representation and the service from his entire team. Thank you.
Julie Larson
Such a great experience - Angela and Jim were beyond easy to work with - always helpful and friendly, no matter how many times we asked the same question. Very quick to get back to a message or email - would highly recommend this firm.
Randy Ridout
The team at SiebenCarey was extremely dedicated in helping me with my case. They were knowledgeable, caring , friendly, and sympathetic throughout the entire case. They are like family to me. I would highly recommend them.
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!
Jazz Smith

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

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.

St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended

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