Even When Injured by a “Phantom” Party, You Still Have Legal Options

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 20, 2021

Not long ago, a SiebenCarey client was driving on I-35, when suddenly a 29-inch metal stake crashed through the windshield of his van and struck him in the head. He crashed into a ditch and slammed to a stop in the median.
 
Our client suffered major head injuries, including a fractured skull. He incurred major medical expenses and was unable to return to work. With the support of Jeffrey Sieben and Michael Scully, he received an Uninsured Motorist settlement and a workers’ compensation award that was initially denied.

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Jury Awards $2.1 Million in PTSD Case

Minnesota LawyerSeptember 27, 2019

The insurance company didn’t believe that Paula Cottingham had post-traumatic stress disorder from a car accident where her car was T-boned in an intersection where she had the right of way. The other driver blew a stop sign and tragically was killed. Her insurer, State Farm, offered her $21,000 from a policy that had limits of $250,000.  A Dakota County jury saw things differently and came back with a verdict of $2.1 million—100 times as much.

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Jim Carey Wins $2.1 Million Award

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 25, 2019

SiebenCarey attorney and managing partner, Jim Carey, has won a multi-million dollar award for Chisago City, Minn., resident Paula Cottingham. On Dec. 10, 2014, Cottingham was involved in an intersection accident on U.S. Highway 8 when another vehicle ran a stop sign and t-boned her vehicle. She suffered many serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, and she has been unable to return to work since the accident.

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Ramsey County Forms Coalition to Address Opioid Epidemic

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyApril 19, 2018

The rate of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Ramsey County increased again in 2017. Last year, Ramsey County saw 72 opioid-related deaths, a 16 percent increase since 2016, and 112 total overdoses, showing the continued need to address the issue. As a result, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. Together, the two organizations have created a coalition with the goals of reducing opioid-related deaths and educating the public about the risks of opioid use.

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Never Let Up on Distracted Driving

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyApril 14, 2018

11-15-14-final-import-2-111-300x224-(1).jpgDistracted driving is a national epidemic and we all know it. More than 3,000 people will die and over 400,000 are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving. In Minnesota, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in in one out of four crashes, resulting in tragic loss of life and divesting injuries. Read More

Protecting Yourself - What You Should Know About Uninsured and Underinsured Coverages

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 13, 2017

Uninsured motorist laws are different from state to state.  Some states even allow the consumer to opt out of the coverage.  Don’t do it.  Saving a little money in the short run might end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run.  The small savings in premium cost doesn’t offset the protection offered by the coverage.  Declining the coverage can leave drivers exposed to thousands of dollars in expenses in the event of an accident.

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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

SiebenCarey - 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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Client Reviews

out of 184 reviews
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.

Morgan Petoletti

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

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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