Client Suffered a Broken Femur from a Truck Accident – $400,000 Settlement

Personal Injury Type Broken femur requiring a rod to be placed in Client's leg – Truck Accident Background Thomas Sieben's client was a passenger in the semi-truck and trailer which was hauling crops during harvest season. The driver of the vehicle failed to slow down properly for a left turn and the truck rolled over [...]

2020-06-28T21:23:57+00:00May 7, 2020|Personal Injury|

Minnesota Sees Uptick in Domestic Assault Related Calls After “Stay at Home” Ordered

Fox 9:  During the First "Stay at Home" Weekend - Two-Thirds of Police Calls Were Domestic Assault Related Earlier this week, Fox 9 News reported that, according to Governor Walz, two-thirds of all police calls over the first weekend of the "stay at home" order were for domestic assault or domestic-violence related incidents.  Fox 9 [...]

2020-06-28T21:26:31+00:00April 3, 2020|Assault Charges, Criminal Defense|

Understanding Minnesota’s Enhanceable Offenses

Minnesota Offense Levels In order to understand how enhanceable offenses operate, you must first understand the levels of criminal offenses in Minnesota.  There are four: PETTY MISDEMEANOR MISDEMEANOR GROSS MISDEMEANOR FELONY Not considered a "crime" Maximum punishment:  $300 Fine Maximum punishment:  $1,000 Fine and/or 90 days jail Maximum Punishment:  $3,000 Fine and/or up to [...]

2020-05-19T20:15:21+00:00September 19, 2019|Criminal Defense|

Thomas A. Sieben and Patrick L. Cotter, Sieben & Cotter, PLLC Recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers 2019

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC proudly recognizes partners, Thomas A. Sieben and Patrick L. Cotter, as Minnesota Super Lawyers for another consecutive year! Super Lawyers® recognizes outstanding lawyers, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas.  The rigorous selection process is multi-phased including independent research, as well [...]

2019-07-22T19:48:27+00:00July 22, 2019|Super Lawyers 2019|

Personal Injury Basics: Negligence 101

What is Negligence? Negligence is an unintentional tort, as opposed to an intentional tort, such as assault or battery.  A tort, in layman's terms, is the basis for holding someone legally responsible (liable) due to their wrongful act that causes you to suffer a loss or harm.  The purpose of a personal injury claim based [...]

2019-06-07T19:53:54+00:00June 7, 2019|Personal Injury|

Man who threw boy off of 3rd floor of MOA charged with attempted 1st Degree Murder

Background Emmanuel Aranda, 24, is now charged with first-degree attempted murder after he threw a five-year-old boy off of the third floor of Mall of America. He is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon where the Hennepin County Attorney's Office will be seeking  $2 million bail, according to MPR News.  See the [...]

2019-04-16T18:29:07+00:00April 16, 2019|Violent Crimes|

Minneapolis Bus Driver Shooting: Shooter Claims Self Defense. What Does That Mean?!?

Backstory: According to Local News Reports Earlier this week a motorist, identified as Kenneth Lily, collided with a school bus as it merged onto the freeway in Minneapolis.  Lily pulled off to the shoulder and the school bus pulled in behind his vehicle.  Lily then exits his vehicle and confronts the bus driver, purportedly [...]

2019-02-08T21:44:22+00:00February 8, 2019|Criminal Defense|

What Attorneys Look For In a Personal Injury Case

The overwhelming majority of personal injury lawsuits are billed on a "contingent fee" basis — meaning the Plaintiff (injured party) is not charged a fee unless they recover (receive payment) for their loss.  In other words, a personal injury attorney is absorbing the costs (involved with attorney time, obtaining records, discovery, investigation and [...]

2019-01-07T17:16:25+00:00January 7, 2019|Personal Injury|

Proving Your Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case

A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be caused in a variety of ways including an auto accident, slip and fall, explosion or while playing sports. You ability to recover just compensation for your injuries depends in large part on your ability to prove the severity of your injuries. Generally, the more severe your injuries, [...]

2020-06-18T20:39:22+00:00November 13, 2018|Traumatic Brain Injury|

Choosing the Right Wrongful Death Attorney

Loosing a loved one is the most painful time period in our lives.  If the loss of your loved one is due to another person or business's negligence, intentional harm, greed or incompetence the pain and anger can be unbearable.  Unfortunately, wrongful death incidents are not uncommon, but the good news is that you don't have [...]

2020-06-18T20:39:47+00:00September 26, 2018|Wrongful Death|

Client Suffered Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from Auto Accident – $900,000 Settlement

Personal Injury Type Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Auto Accident Background Our client was driving through the intersection of a twin cities road when she was struck by a motorist who blew through the stop sign at a high rate of speed.  As a result, our client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.  The [...]

2020-06-18T20:40:13+00:00August 30, 2018|Personal Injury|

Criminal Sexual Conduct Includes Online “Presence”

Daniel Decker was convicted of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and indecent exposure for sending a picture of his genitals to a minor via Facebook Messenger.  In relevant part, fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct requires: The defendant engaged in lewd exhibition of the genitals. The defendant's act took place in the presence of a Minor. The defendant [...]

2020-06-18T20:40:49+00:00August 14, 2018|Criminal Sexual Conduct|

Thomas Sieben and Patrick Cotter Recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers 2018

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC is proud to announce that both partners, Thomas Sieben and Patrick Cotter, were recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers 2018 Super Lawyers® recognizes outstanding lawyers, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas.  The rigorous selection process is multi-phased including independent research, as [...]

2020-06-18T20:41:19+00:00July 25, 2018|Super Lawyers 2018|

Spreigl Evidence: The Basics

So you're charged with a crime and are gearing up for a jury trial.  Do you have a criminal past? Did you know that the government may be able to use evidence of your criminal past against you?  In Minnesota this is commonly referred to as Spreigl Evidence, found under Minnesota Rule of Evidence 404. What [...]

2018-07-23T17:03:53+00:00July 20, 2018|Criminal Defense, FAQ|

Six-Month Review: Sexual Assault Case Victories

The attorneys at Sieben & Cotter have been hard at work defending clients charged with sexual assault and related offenses.  Over the last several months our firm has achieved favorable results for our clients, with many more still pending at various stages in the criminal justice system.  Below are six recent cases ranging from an [...]

2018-06-01T20:22:41+00:00June 1, 2018|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Crimes|
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