Personal Injury Attorneys2023-01-16T20:11:09+00:00

Personal Injury Attorneys

Fair and just compensation for personal injury and wrongful death

If you are coping with a serious injury or if your family is dealing with the grief of a wrongful death, you need a lawyer who will fight for fair and just compensation. As personal injury attorneys, we bring our combined 36 years of trial experience to every personal injury case we handle. We take on tough cases, often the complex cases other lawyers won’t take, because we believe injured people need and deserve passionate, personal representation from their lawyer.

Call 651-455-1555 today to schedule a comprehensive consultation at no charge to you. We will listen to your story carefully and help you determine an appropriate course of action.

Personal injury attorney practice areas

The importance of hiring an experienced trial lawyer

At Sieben & Cotter, we prepare every case for trial. From the initial consultation, we will work with clients and their families to thoroughly understand the impact their injuries have had on their lives. Our firm puts together a team of professionals to achieve the best possible results for you.

All personal injury cases—no fee unless we recover compensation

We know you have a lot to worry about, but paying your lawyer is not a problem. In personal injury cases, our law firm will be paid only after a settlement or judgment has been reached.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)2018-09-14T20:06:39+00:00

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild” – a brief change in mental status or consciousness – to “severe” – an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent brain function.

Do you offer a free initial consultation?2018-01-15T20:10:39+00:00

Yes. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your case. Call us at 651-455-1555 to make an appointment.

What types of personal injury claims do you handle?2018-01-15T20:09:00+00:00

At Sieben & Cotter, PLLC we handle a wide variety of personal injury claims. These include wrongful death, auto accident, boating accidents, burn or explosion injuries, fire loss and products liability. Call us at 651-455-1555 we can discuss your injuries and determine if we are the right fit for you.

Do I need an attorney?2018-01-15T20:07:22+00:00

It is generally a good idea to contact an attorney.  These types of cases can be very complex and may involve several defendants, insurance companies, hospitals, doctors and law enforcement.  Not to mention the attorneys for the defendants and insurance companies.  A skilled attorney can assist you in conducting a thorough investigation, gather the information that you need and ensure that all documentation is collected and filed in a timely manner.

How long does the process take?2018-01-15T19:59:42+00:00

It depends on the specific circumstances of your case.  Before discussing any settlement it is important to fully understand the extent of your injuries, including their life-long effects and permanency.  This can take up to a year in many cases.  If you try to reach a settlement too soon then there is danger that your claim will be undervalued.

How much will it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?2018-01-15T19:57:09+00:00

The attorneys at Sieben & Cotter, PLLC work on a contingent fee basis. Meaning attorney’s fees are only owed if your claim is successful.

What damages will I be awarded?2018-01-15T19:53:25+00:00

Typical damages awarded in a personal injury case include:

• Past medical expenses
• Past loss of income
• Compensation for past pain, disability and disfigurement as a result of your injury
• Future medical expenses that are reasonably likely to be incurred to treat your injuries
• Future loss of earning capacity that is reasonable certain to occur
• Compensation for future pain, disability and disfigurement that is reasonably certain to occur

What are “damages?”2018-01-15T19:50:58+00:00

Damages are the award, usually monetary, paid to a person as compensation for their loss or injury.  Personal injury cases may involve financial, physical, emotional, and property damages. Financial damages include your medical bills; travel costs for appointments; lost wages; etc.  Physical damages are the injuries to your person.  Emotional damages include trauma, pain, and suffering. Finally, property damages can occur if any of your property is affected by the incident.

What are the statute of limitations for personal injury actions?2020-09-28T16:17:53+00:00
Cause of Action Time Limitation Minnesota Statute
Auto Accident

Boating Accident

Burn Injury

Assault and Battery

Wrongful Death

Product Liability

6 Years

6 Years

6 Years

2 Years

3 Years

4 Years (strict); 6 Years (Negligence)

Minn. Stat. § 541.05, Subd. 1(5)

Minn. Stat. § 541.05, Subd. 1(5)

Minn. Stat. § 541.05, Subd. 1(5)

Minn. Stat. § 541.07

Minn. Stat. § 573.02, subd. 1

Minn. Stat. § 541.05, subd. 2; Minn. Stat. § 541.05, Subd. 1(5)

What is a “personal injury?”2018-01-15T19:12:57+00:00

A personal injury is harm to a person’s mind, body or emotions caused by either the intentional or negligent actions of another person or corporation.  Another term for personal injury law is “tort” law.

Where are you located?2018-02-23T15:25:40+00:00

Our office is located in South Saint Paul (Dakota County), serving Minneapolis and St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area counties: Dakota, Washington, Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver, Scott, as well as greater Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation.

At Sieben & Cotter, we will provide your case with our full personal attention. Most of our personal injury cases come as referrals from other lawyers or from recommendations of former clients. They know from experience that we investigate every case thoroughly and prepare for trial.

Tom Sieben, Attorney MN

Tom Sieben — Sieben & Cotter, PLLC

Tom is a third-generation lawyer in the Sieben family and is devoted representing individuals in criminal defense, taking a straightforward and aggressive approach to cases.

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Patrick Cotter, Criminal Defense Attorney MN

Patrick Cotter — Sieben & Cotter, PLLC

Patrick is a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist, and he takes great pride in providing expert personal injury and criminal defense representation for his clients.

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Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law Certified Specialist, Patrick Cotter
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Call Sieben & Cotter at 651-455-1555 to arrange your free and comprehensive consultation, or send a request for more information.
The Sieben & Cotter Law office is located in South St. Paul, making it convenient to access attorneys in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the Twin Cities metro area. We also serve greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. We know that criminal defense concerns may require more immediate attention, contact Tom Sieben or Patrick Cotter.
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