Jeffrey Montpetit Wins Verdict in Negligence and Assault Case

Business WireAugust 12, 2015

Man with Iron Range ties injured at Minneapolis Restaurant; Jury awards 200X more than settlement offer.

SiebenCarey, Minnesota’s oldest and largest personal injury law firm, recently won a trial court victory for a Twin Cities client with Iron Range ties. A Hennepin County jury awarded plaintiff Jesse Bukal a significant monetary verdict after a five-day trial. After asking for help from restaurant employees and management, Bukal was struck in the head by another restaurant patron on Aug. 11, 2012, and suffered permanent hearing loss in his right ear from the assault.

SiebenCarey attorney Jeffrey Montpetit filed a complaint against the corporation that owns the restaurant and the man who struck Bukal. Bukal, who grew up on the Range, said of his SiebenCarey team, “I believe I had the best representation a person could ask for.”

“The corporation defending the case made a final settlement offer prior to trial,” said Montpetit. “We declined to settle and presented our case in court. The jury heard Mr. Bukal’s truth, agreed with our arguments, and when it’s all said and done, will have made them pay 200 times the corporation’s final settlement offer.”

“Three years ago, I was unsure of what the future would bring,” said Bukal. “Now I can rest easy knowing my medical bills will be taken care of. Jeff is an absolute rock star!”

Montpetit has served SiebenCarey since 1996 and is, today, a partner at the firm. He practices law in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, property damage, and insurance litigation.

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Annette Roland

I contacted Jeffrey Montpetit he responded right away. All my questions were answered thoroughly, never had to wonder what the next move was. He made sure all my hospital bills were taken care. He's a great attorney and the case has been settled.

Kenny Marks

The professionalism of the attorney was outstanding.  They treated my mom w respect and dignity.  And in the end it turned out better than we anticipated.  Thanks again for all your help and advice.

Patty Hendrickson

Yes I was very happy with how hard they all worked together to get me compensation for my injuries. They were very caring and very good at keeping me informed of the progress throughout. They definitely had my best interest in mind.

Angie

We were VERY pleased with Jeff's attention to us and our case.  Jeff, and all of the team there, did an outstanding job of making that process as stress-free as possible for us.  The communications were never delayed; response time (no matter how often we had questions) was beyond expectations. We truly liked Jeff's up-front and true-life demeanor, nothing was sugar-coated nor was anything spoken or written in terms we didn't understand which meant we were all talking on the same levels and never felt uneducated in the attorney world we were dealing with. I would certainly refer anyone I know to you all!

Sojourner Killingsworth

I recommend this firm all of the time! Jeff Montpetit and his staff were caring, helpful, and went above and beyond to try to ensure that I was treated fairly. I like that Jeff tells it like it is and was able to break things down so that I could understand better what was happening. Hopefully I will never need a personal injury lawyer again, however if I do, I will call him FIRST!!

Yongseon Jeong

Jeffrey M. and his team had my family. Got reasonable compensations for the damage and serious injuries we sustained in the car accident. They took care of all the medical bills and related work. They were dedicated and outstanding with my case. My family is really pleased with the result and deeply appreciate Jeffrey M. and his team.

Vince Jablonski

Jeff did a great job over the four years he worked on the case. He's a professional and I'll be referring to him for any future matters. Thanks!

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.

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Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!

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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!

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.

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.

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