Carbon Monoxide Risk Increases in Winter

Shannon C. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 02, 2019

The risk of CO poisoning increases in the winter when houses are tightly closed to keep out the cold. To reduce this risk it is important to ensure all of your appliances are in proper working condition and have your fuel-based appliances inspected annually by a qualified technician.

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Parents Seek Change Following Daughter's Suicide at Milaca School

KSTP Channel 5, by Katherine JohnsonJune 07, 2018

12-year-old Stephanie Johnson was found in a Milaca school bathroom on April 27 and died four days later. Stephanie's parents believe bullying at school is to blame for their daughter's suicide.

"Policies are worthless unless you're willing to follow them," said Jeffrey Montpetit, an attorney.
Montpetit and attorney Jeff Storms are considering taking the case and bringing legal action against those responsible for protecting the sixth grader's civil rights.

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$1.5 Million Settlement in Minnesota six-year-old's Foster Care Death

KMSP Fox 9June 06, 2018

Hennepin County reached a $1.5 million settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of Kendrea Johnson, a six-year-old found dead in a Brooklyn Park foster care in 2014, according to court documents. The court documents say it is one of the largest settlements against a Minnesota government entity involving the welfare of a foster child.

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Carbon Monoxide Dangers Rise With Heating Season

Hastings Star Gazette, By Michelle WirthNovember 17, 2016

hastings-star-gazette-logo_1_-(1).jpg  The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently released a safety reminder to Minnesotans. "With the start of the fall and winter heating season...be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year about 500 people die in the United States from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide," it said.

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Lawsuit Filed After Girl Dies in Foster Home

Fox 9, by Leah BenoMay 09, 2016

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The grandmother filing this lawsuit aims to improve the entire child protection system. Her attorney says filing a lawsuit and shining more light on the problem is the only way to do that. “The situation you have is a system that is broken. You have a system that needs correction. You have a family that suffered a terrible loss. Children are the innocent victims-this doesn’t need to happen?”

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Lawsuit Filed in 2014 Minneapolis Fire That Killed 5 Kids

KSTP Eyewitness News, by Tyler BergOctober 21, 2015

KSTP-Eyewitness-News-(1).jpgA wrongful death lawsuit blames a landlord for the 2014 deaths of five children in a North Minneapolis fire.The family's attorney, Jeff Sieben, said the lawsuit has been in the works for more than a year and was finally filed this week. The lawsuit alleges that negligence of the landlord, Paul Bertelson, contributed to the death of the children, all under 8 years old.

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Koochiching County Jail Suicide Highlights Lapses In Care Of Mentally Ill

Star Tribune, by Paul McEnroeOctober 14, 2014

A 28-year-old mother died after jailers failed to take basic precautions.

When Kathryn Schneider turned herself in last March on a drunken-driving warrant, her history of mental illness, drug use and a previous suicide attempt was well-known to the Koochiching County jailers. Yet a little more than two hours later, the young mother was found hanging in an unsecured cell block, and records show that her jailers failed to take the most basic precautions to prevent her death.

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Lake Street fire shows landlords need safety education

Minnesota Lawyer, by Barbara JonesMarch 06, 2014

The main issue is a general lack of fire-safety education for building owners.

Six people died in April 2010 from breathing carbon monoxide as their home burned down around them. The building had a pub on the lower floor and six apartments above it. The fire inspectors hadn't been in the residences for 16 years.

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Lawsuit settled in death of 6 in 2010 apartment fire in Minneapolis

Star Tribune, by David ChanenFebruary 26, 2014

Building owners are responsible for checking and replacing smoke detectors every 10 years.

The enduring mystery over the cause and origin of a 2010 fire that killed six people in a Minneapolis apartment didn't hinder a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit against the building's owner. The suit claimed that the deaths could have been prevented had smoke detectors been adequately maintained.

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Wrongful Death Damages

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 23, 2014

In wrongful death actions, family members may be entitled to “pecuniary” damages. The court determines the proportionate pecuniary (money) loss among the family members and orders distribution accordingly.

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Wrongful Death Damages

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 23, 2014

In wrongful death actions, family members may be entitled to “pecuniary” damages. The court determines the proportionate pecuniary (money) loss among the family members and orders distribution accordingly.

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Wrongful Death – Who can bring an action?

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 07, 2014

State law varies, but generally, the parties that have a financial interest in the recovery in a wrongful death action are the surviving spouse and next of kin (which generally means the surviving minor children, but can include parents and siblings).

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Wrongful Death – Who can bring an action?

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJanuary 07, 2014

State law varies, but generally, the parties that have a financial interest in the recovery in a wrongful death action are the surviving spouse and next of kin (which generally means the surviving minor children, but can include parents and siblings).

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Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyOctober 24, 2013

Statutes of limitations are laws that set forth the time in which a case needs to be filed. Each state has its own laws governing the time limitations in which to bring a lawsuit. And each type of injury has its own rules. For example, the limitation for a medical malpractice case may be different from limitation applicable to a car accident case. When death occurs, the wrongful death statute of limitations apply.

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Deb Colombe

I was involved in a car accident that was complicated at best. God blessed with me Eric Beyer as my attorney. Although it was a long drawn out process between the two insurance companies, Eric was not only my attorney, he was my rock.

Eric is one of the most ethical people I have ever met in my lifetime. He was a constant source of not only information, but of comfort throughout the whole process. I never doubted for one moment that Eric did not have my best interest at heart. He took every word I said seriously and did what he had to do. If I ever have the misfortune of another injury like this, I would go to no one other than Eric Beyer. I will never in my lifetime be able to thank Eric enough or let him know how much I respect him and what a comfort he was and has continued to be for me. God Bless you Eric Beyer.

Chris and Amy Boys

We worked with Art and his team on a personal injury case. We could not have been more pleased with the result. Art and his team were both professional and personable, and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Art and his team if you find yourself in this type of situation.

Jesse Bukal

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Daunne Schaller

I was seriously injured in a car accident on my wedding night and went to SiebenCarey. Being involved in an accident is never fun. The folks at SiebenCarey got us thru the event helping us get on with our lives. They were up front and honest. We knew we could trust them. It’s clear to me why Art has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and Super Lawyer for 12 years running. Now anytime I know someone who was involved in an accident I refer them to SiebenCarey.

Jeanne Tondryk

Eric W. Beyer helped me through a very difficult time and his professionalism, advice and results from an injury were highly respected. Amidst the personal part of getting myself back to health, his guidance when life was blurry was so appreciated. He listened and then put forth my options honestly and directly which I totally appreciated!

 Was totally satisfied with his hard work and dedication to help me. I'd highly recommend him. Thank you Eric!

Andrea Long

I reached out to SiebenCarey after a partial amputation of my foot following an accident. Art took on my case and without question it was the best decision I ever made. He and his staff did an amazing job and were extremely helpful. I felt like I not only gained an attorney to work on my case, but also a friend & family within those I spoke & dealt with in the office. Going through the legal process can be an agonizing and slow process, especially in the age of COVID. In the end Art presented all the facts and helped me make an informed decision. Understanding I had to decide whether to settle or go to trial, I ultimately chose to settle and couldn’t be more pleased. If I could give Art 20 stars I would.

Rich Huth

Eric Beyer is the best!!! Definitely above a five star rating.

Heather Beal

When someone asks me to refer them to a personal injury lawyer, I immediately give them Jim Carey’s name and contact information at SiebenCarey in Minneapolis. Jim is more than a top-rated, expert personal injury attorney, he is an empathetic and compassionate listener. He sees people, not simply case files. He has represented my friends well by sincerely caring about the immediate and lasting effects that injuries from car accidents, negligence or other circumstances have had on their lives.

Sean Beggs

I was referred to SiebenCarey by a friend after I was involved in a bicycle accident. Jim Carey represented me and throughout the process I was never anxious about the case because he and his team were in constant communication. I knew where we stood and the course of action we were taking which gave me peace of mind throughout my recovery. Everyone I encountered at SiebenCarey from the first phone call until the final resolution treated my case as if it were top priority and they did so respectfully, professionally, and achieved results beyond my expectations. It was a pleasurable experience during a difficult time.

Jody Draper

I have had very long trying Workman's Compensation injury case and Eric Beyer and his assistant Rita Cerny have been totally amazing!! Always so informative and helpful!!

I strongly recommend using Eric as your advocate and personal lawyer!! You will not be disappointed!! Thank you Eric and Rita!! I could not of done this without you!!!

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