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
Darren Ness

Very professional and courteous staff with a drive to make you comfortable in every aspect of their service.

Roberta Jordan

My family was referred to Susan Holden at SiebenCarey by our hometown attorney in a wrongful death case.  She was very accommodating to us and very approachable. Staff was top notch and doggedly pursued two different insurance companies to accomplish an outcome far beyond anything we'd anticipated. We could not have gotten results close to what she achieved without her. We will be forever appreciative. 

Cynthia Vermeulen

I have worked on cases with Sue Holden of Sieben Carey for over 20 years. As a trial attorney, I feel confident referring my clients with personal injury issues to Sue, as I know she and her team take the time to listen to their clients, explore and explain their options, monitor their recovery with compassion and persistently advocate for them in negotiations and in court. Sue has the utmost credibility in the legal community and an ability to resolve complex problems. She is highly respected by the courts as well as attorneys for her competence and steadfast dedication to helping injured people. I recommend working with Sue Holden and her team without reservation.

Steve Erwin

I have referred several personal injury and wrongful death cases to Susan Holden for handling. Susan has been very professional in her approach to these cases and has obtained settlements on behalf of the clients. She also is very courteous, knowledgeable, and has a great "bedside manner" in dealing with her clients. Several clients have thanked me for referring their cases to Susan.

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.

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!

Morgan Petoletti

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

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.

Jazz Smith

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

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.

Renee Goneau

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

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.

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