Injured Bricklayer Receives Verdict of $793,000

$793,000

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Smashed Knee, Femur, and Hip Bone

An injured bricklayer who sued his insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits won his case in Dakota County District Court and walked away with a much larger verdict than he asked for. A Dakota County jury awarded the Park Rapids man a $793,000 verdict against American Family Insurance Company after he smashed his knee, femur and hipbone in a car accident.

The verdict included $793,000 for pain and suffering, double the amount his attorney, Jeff Sieben, had requested.

Our client was seriously injured in a February 2003 car accident near his home when he swerved his car to avoid another driver pulling out of a driveway and crashed into a large pine tree.

"When he hit, it jammed his knee so hard it smashed his femur thorough his hip," Sieben said.

Because the other driver was underinsured, our client sued his own insurance company for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. The trial took four days, and the jury deliberated for about four hours before deciding that the sum he had asked for was too low.

Sieben said the jury favored our client because, despite his injuries, he returned to work after his accident, although he had to give up his title as brick-laying foreman.

"I think that's why people wanted to help him, because he said, 'I'm not going to hang it up.' He puts up with a lot of pain," Sieben said.


Learn more about our auto accident practice

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 10 reviews
James Beadell
Jeff Sieben was very good at communicating with me whether it was email or phone calls.
Sheryl Nixon

Jeff Sieben was the first one I talked to about my injury. I was not sure if there was even a case. But as the months went by and my pain got worse, the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Jeff took on the case and put me at ease about the medical bills and calls. He was professional in his attitude while being compassionate to my situation. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. 

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!
St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
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.

Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended
Morgan Petoletti
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.
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.

Award Winning Know Your Rights Attorneys

Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists

10 Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists, Minnesota Bar Association
3 Board Certified Trial Advocates, National Board of Trial Advocacy.

2018 Super Lawyers

Also awarded in:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

2019 Best Lawyers in America©

Also awarded in:
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

2019 U.S. News Best Law Firms

Also awarded in:
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Attorneys of the Year

4 of our attorneys have been recognized as Attorneys of the Year