Personal Injury

Home/Personal Injury

personal injury attorneys

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 upon a negligence private (civil) claim aimed to recover damages (most commonly money) for the harm you've been caused.  Contrast this with criminal law, where the State accuses citizens of criminal acts and seeks to punish their wrongdoings. Negligence claims take many forms: Auto [...]

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

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 experts) for the Plaintiff, which will only be reimbursed through a percentage of the Plaintiff's overall recovery, if any.  As such, taking on a case requires an investment on the part of the attorney.  If the potential settlement isn't large enough to justify the [...]

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, the higher your potential compensation. Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Usually Invisible Many traumatic brain injuries, including mTBIs like concussions, will not appear on MRIs or CT scans in the absence of one or more serious symptoms.  Those may include seizures; vision [...]

2018-11-28T22:49:09+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 to sit by hopeless.  While, money can never replace a loved one it is a positive step to help you move forward, and it sends a message to the wrongdoer that their actions will not be tolerated. If you are going to pursue a [...]

2018-09-26T20:57:24+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 motorist who caused the accident was charged and convicted of careless driving.  Shortly after this accident our client started to experience dizziness and vertigo, significant sensitivity to noise, tinnitus, nausea, insomnia, and headache that were debilitating at times.  Our client's injuries cost over $60,000 [...]

2018-09-26T14:02:14+00:00August 30, 2018|Personal Injury|

Fire Loss, Do I Need a Lawyer

If I Lost My Home or Business Due to a Fire, Do I Really Need a Lawyer? Dealing with the loss of your home or business due to fire and smoke can be devastating. But even worse than dealing with the loss of your personal belongings can be dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies say that they are on your side, but they are always looking for ways to deny or limit your claims, or worse! They may accuse you of fraud or arson, and they will give any “evidence” they have to law enforcement. If the insurance companies [...]

2016-11-20T19:57:46+00:00July 3, 2015|Fire Loss Attorney, Personal Injury|

Top 10 Reasons to Call an Attorney

Top 10 Reasons to Call an Attorney Do you have a problem that may be a legal issue? Are you unsure whether your issue requires an attorney’s assistance? You may be worried about the cost, or what you might hear when your case is reviewed. Consulting with an attorney immediately can save you money, relieve stress, and resolve your issues more quickly. Here are the top reasons to speak with a lawyer immediately: Finding the lawyer that’s right for you may take time. It is important that you find a lawyer who is qualified, and who you trust to act [...]

2015-01-20T19:34:10+00:00January 7, 2015|Attorney News, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury|

Minneapolis – St. Paul Criminal Defense Attorneys on call 24/7 651-455-1555

As experienced criminal defense and personal injury attorneys, we know how quickly you need protection and an advocate in your corner. We provide our clients with our office and cell phone numbers for 24/7 availability. We also know how important it is for you to have someone who will listen, understand what happened, provide experienced counsel and stand by you. The Sieben & Cotter Law office is located in South St. Paul, in Dakota County, convenient to Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the Twin Cities metro area, also serving greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. Read attorney reviews or contact us 24/7 at 651-455-1555 | Tom Sieben | Patrick Cotter