Personal Injury Attorneys2021-12-16T19:22:49+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