I sustained an injury when the bus I ride to work was involved in an accident. Is the bus company at fault?
Is negligence the basis of auto collision cases?
In general, yes. Automobile collisions, the area in which many personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the concept of negligence works in our tort system. The laws regulating automobile accident injuries and deaths work differently depending upon the state in which you live because some states are “fault” states and others are “no-fault” states. Minnesota is a “no-fault” state. [Top]
What do I do if I have been in a car accident?
First, call the police to report the accident. If you have been injured, seek medical attention. Then, notify your auto insurance company of the accident and your injuries. It would be helpful to get a copy of the police report as soon as possible. Your medical provider(s) will also need the information from your automobile insurance provider in order to bill them through your “no-fault” benefits. If you have called your insurance company, they will give you a claim number that you should give to your medical providers in order to access your “no-fault” benefits. It is important to report the collision and any injuries you may have sustained in the collision as soon as possible to preserve evidence should you decide to make a claim for benefits and/or damages. Although the initial work to report the accident and set up your benefits requires time, it should not be very difficult. If you are experiencing problems, or are unable to communicate with the proper authorities and/or insurance providers due to your injuries, please contact one of our lawyers to discuss how we can help you. [Top]
Who takes care of the damage to my car in the collision?
Usually, once you report the collision to your insurance company and provide them with the other driver's insurance information, the insurance companies will arrange to have your car brought in for a damage estimate. If you have an insurance deductible, you will be required to pay your deductible before the repairs are made. Repairing the damage to your car should not require you to "fight it out" with the insurance companies. If you experience problems, please call one of our lawyers to discuss your options. [Top]
I sustained an injury when the bus I ride to work was involved in an accident. Is the bus company at fault?
Most likely. Common carriers – bus lines, airlines, and railroads – owe their passengers "the highest degree of care" and are held to a special responsibility to their passengers. Common carriers must exercise extra caution in protecting their riders and do everything they can to keep them safe.
Whether you win your case will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Did the driver pull out in front of a car and have to slam on the brakes? What were the road conditions? A jury will have to consider those factual circumstances to determine if your driver acted negligently. But as an employee of a common carrier, the driver must provide you with a high degree of care. (If the bus were hit by another car, the other driver also may be liable for your injuries.) [Top]
Chris and Amy Boys
We worked with Art and his team on a personal injury case. We could not have been more pleased with the result. Art and his team were both professional and personable, and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Art and his team if you find yourself in this type of situation.
I was involved in a car accident that was complicated at best. God blessed with me Eric Beyer as my attorney. Although it was a long drawn out process between the two insurance companies, Eric was not only my attorney, he was my rock.
Eric is one of the most ethical people I have ever met in my lifetime. He was a constant source of not only information, but of comfort throughout the whole process. I never doubted for one moment that Eric did not have my best interest at heart. He took every word I said seriously and did what he had to do. If I ever have the misfortune of another injury like this, I would go to no one other than Eric Beyer. I will never in my lifetime be able to thank Eric enough or let him know how much I respect him and what a comfort he was and has continued to be for me. God Bless you Eric Beyer.
I was seriously injured in a car accident on my wedding night and went to SiebenCarey. Being involved in an accident is never fun. The folks at SiebenCarey got us thru the event helping us get on with our lives. They were up front and honest. We knew we could trust them. It’s clear to me why Art has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and Super Lawyer for 12 years running. Now anytime I know someone who was involved in an accident I refer them to SiebenCarey.
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.
Mr. Carey and his staff were so professional and helpful dealing with our accident. Their communication was excellent. Working with the SiebenCarey team was the only bright spot in our horrible accident experience. We always felt we were represented by extremely knowledgeable and caring people. We appreciate the outstanding service we received.
When I needed help, after an auto accident, I was unsure who to turn to. A family friend has suggested SiebenCarey to because of their prior experience.
I will tell you this, there is no one else I would recommend after the excellent service I was given.
They stayed on top of everything, they kept me in the loop, most of all they gave me piece of mind. I felt confident that there was nothing to worry about with such fantastic people on my side.
A big thank you to the folks at SiebenCarey!
We were very blessed have their guidance for our case. Paul Schweiger and Lindsey are the best! We would absolutely use them again if needed.
I had a great experience and loved working everyone at Art's office. They were always welcoming and helpful whenever I stopped by. I ultimately had a great result and would highly recommend using their services.
Art and his team did a fantastic job for me. I had no idea what to expect but he made the process simple and worry free for me and got me a great settlement in way less time than I ever could have anticipated. Thank you Art!
As a chiropractor I see many patients with car accident injuries. I see first hand how important it is to be represented by an excellent attorney.
Art and his team are just that. They are great communicators, have 30+ years of experience, and are deeply involved in the community. They consistently go above and beyond to ensure their clients are well taken care of. I can't recommend them enough.
My wife and daughter were killed in a vehicular incident. I was referred by a good friend to SiebenCarey . Jim Carey personally handled my situation. The compassion, professionalism, and competence was beyond excellent. In a most difficult time for my son and me the help we received was immeasurable and in fact, helped our healing process. I want to personally thank Jim and his team for their assistance. I would recommend this organization unreservedly and totally to anyone who needs help in a tough time.
Art and the staff were wonderful to work with. They kept us informed with the case and would highly recommend Art and staff.
it was a good experience, it took a long time to settle but good to have an experienced attorney in my corner.
Art was amazing! He was so helpful and put my mind at ease through the whole process. I felt completely taken care of. After getting in my accident, I felt so much stress, but after talking to Art, the stress was gone. I highly recommend him.
They were able to work with me while I was away for school and much appreciated the help. I would highly recommend them!
I've known Art & his team for years now and if you need an attorney who is honest, knowledgeable and caring....this is your firm.
Marisa and Jordan Lowry
We had a great experience working with SiebenCarey. We were initially recommended to their office through a family member. We worked with Paul Downes for our settlement case for a work related injury for a period of 3 years and he was extremely friendly and went out of his way to make phone calls, meetings, etc easy for us based on our work and family schedule. He was very knowledgeable and we trusted him to represent us well, which he did. We are happy to be completed with our settlement process but would recommend the company and Paul to anyone that would be seeking legal assistance!
I've worked with Art for several years now as a professional and have always had great experiences with him and his staff. A top notch law firm that does a great job for their clients and for the professionals working with them. I highly recommend Art and his team and I know you will have a great experience with them as well. If you need a good attorney, call them!
All around great experience working with Art and his team, couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
SiebenCarey was very professional, knowledgable, and helpful when it came to personal injury law. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of Personal Injury services.
Jim Carey is down-to-earth, understanding, compassionate, extremely focused and downright brilliant in his skillful and highly successful resolution to my serious injuries resulting from a car accident. I can't say enough about how grateful I am and how pleased I am with his representation and the service from his entire team. Thank you.
I was involved in a serious car accident and reached out to Art for guidance. I had heard as well as read online reviews about Art. All of which were very positive about his ability and determination to look out for his clients best interest, and that he does. I suffered horrible neck pain, traumatic brain injury, hand injury, etc. I ended up needing to undergo neck surgery due to this accident. Art as well as Bev his assistant guided me through the entire process. All they wanted of me was to keep up with my much needed therapies and rehabilitation, and to just concentrate on taking care of myself. They completely took care of the rest and I'm pleased with the outcome. Art and Bev were always very prompt about answering my questions and routinely got back to me right away. No one ever wants to be in a car accident let alone suffer injuries but if you are I would completely advise and recommend you placing your complete trust in Art and his team at SiebenCarey Personal Injury Lakeville location.
Art and his staff were fantastic. After being involved in a car accident they made the process so easy and effortless. The end result exceeded anything I ever expected. The right lawyer really makes a difference and Art and his staff were definitely the right choice. I would highly recommend giving them a call if you are unfortunate to get in an accident.
I am extremely pleased with how Art and his staff settled my claim. Thank you for making this stressful process go smoothly. I highly recommend Art and his staff at Lakeville's SiebenCarey
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!!
Last year my daughter was killed in a car accident. She was a single mother taking care of two young children. I hired Art at the SiebenCarey Lakeville office. It was the best thing I ever did. Art has helped me through what has been the most difficult time in my life. Art and his staff have treated me more like a friend than a client. I would strongly encourage you to call Art at SiebenCarey Lakeville if you are ever so unfortunate as to need an attorney.
Art is an excellent attorney who is honest, conscientious, and hard working. I experienced some unfortunate life events that I might not have gotten through without Art's dedication, experience and always ready-to- help approach.
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.
I have been working with Art and his staff since 2013 when I was run over by a drunk driver. Everyone from Beverly who runs his front office and stays in constant contact with me just as much as he does to Lynn, another lawyer in the office who does just as much research on every case as Art does and fights along side to get the fairest settlements possible for the victims. The one thing that struck me from the beginning was that Art's firm was the only firm who sent his investigator to me. His investigator was amazing; kind, thorough and compassionate. Every time I wanted to give in and just "be done" with it all because I was just so tired of fighting, Art and his amazing team kept going; knowing and feeling the same frustration I was feeling. They are both professional and empathetic to their clients and made me feel as if I was the only client they had.;even though I knew they are very busy. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a personal injury law firm.
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.
Eric Beyer made what felt like a difficult process, very simple. If I didn’t have Eric’s help, I don’t know how I could’ve gotten the wage loss benefits due to me from my insurance company, because it was so slow in coming to me. Lots of runaround.
The security of having an attorney in your corner is powerful! Especially when the person at fault for hitting me, that insurance company was calling me daily to check on me and “how are you doing?” Their trick is to get you to say that you’re fine, but you don’t know how you are doing until at least a week after the crash. It takes time for the adrenaline to calm down before you realize how deeply hurt you really are. And by the time you could’ve told the insurance company multiple times that “I’m fine” and the truth is - you’re not.
My advice is to get Eric immediately after an injury, and not to talk to the opposing insurance company (if it’s a car crash), and to document everything. Eric doesn’t charge you any money up front! But if you don’t get an attorney, it can cost you plenty in the end. Insurance companies are skilled at not paying, don’t be one of their victims.
I was referred to Art by another attorney after a car accident and couldn't be more pleased. Art and his staff handled everything making the process much easier for us to get through. It is obvious Art knows what he is doing and is highly respected by the insurance companies and others. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Art if you need an attorney.
Have to say, the great personal, professional, attention, I received from attorney, Eric Beyer. I would rate his expertise, 5 star.
I came to Art for help after an auto accident. Art and his staff were extremely helpful. They made what starts off as a confusing process easy and I couldn't be more satisfied with the result. Much better then I expected.
Susan Holden is "Top shelf". I truly felt I had the smartest person representing me in the courtroom, the confidence I had in her shined when needed. Thank you for taking care of me and Keri.
Roger and Merle Landro
We wanted to thank you so much for all that you did for us. This was a very difficult time in our life and you made it possible for us to get through it with a good outcome! Angela and Jane were also so good and helpful to us. We will never forget everything your firm did to be there for us. Life can have some difficult times, but people like you make it possible to have better days! - Roger & Merle Landro
Jim Carey and his staff were great. Returned calls promptly and answered any and all questions in layman's terms for me. Exceeded my expectations. I've already told family and friends that if any of them should need personal injury representation to contact SiebenCarey. I wouldn't hesitate to contact them again if necessary.
I have been working with Jeff Sieben since the year 2003 and I find he does excellent work.
As a disability lawyer, I have opportunities to work with and recommend Personal Injury Firms, and SiebenCarey (and Art in particular) is one of the firms and lawyers I have at the top of my referral list. My ex-wife was injured in an auto accident, and I sent her to Art, who did his usual excellent and professional job in helping her recover what she was owed. I've also had occasion to work on a large, complex case with Art that spilled over into my specialty. We produced an outstanding result for our client. I was particularly impressed by the fact that he and his firm never hesitated to bring in and pay for outside expert resources that maximized our chances to win the case. Not every firm has the mindset or wherewithal to do that.
I had a very positive experience with Paul Downes. He took the time to explain the process, each step of the way, and what we could expect. No surprises. A pleasant experience.
My family was in a severe car accident. Art was here to help us navigate through this difficult time. He helped us understand what our rights were and how to proceed. I strongly recommend him and his office.
On November 17, 2017 I was involved in a car accident with a friend. A young man ran a red light. Both of us were ambulanced to the nearest hospital. With in three hours I had a friend call Jim Carey's office because they had used them . I had someone by my bedside the very next morning, and Jim Carey and his staff took such good care of me. They really did take the worry off my shoulders. Bottom line, it took about a year and a half and they were with me the entire time... Jim and his staff Angela, Jayne, and Lori, were all amazing. Got back to me fast, answered my questions so I could understand, and Jim would call if I needed to ask him a question. I felt I was the most important client!! If you need someone who will show that they care, you will not go wrong with Jim Carey and his staff.
I have referred cases to Art over the years. My clients have been happy with his services. He and his staff are friendly and easy to work with.
Very professional and courteous staff with a drive to make you comfortable in every aspect of their service.
I have worked with Art and his staff for years and they are always professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Art and his Lakeville team have been a tremendous legal resource for our patients injured in motor vehicle accidents. Getting into an accident is terribly inconvenient; it can be very scary and overwhelming.. insurance companies, vehicle damage, loss wages, replacement services, medical bills and the list goes on .. sometimes the situation warrants a strong legal counsel to help navigate through that process.. Art can give you the peace of mind you need and deserve. They will work hard to make sure all bases are covered, all needs are met and will go the extra mile to make sure you are are treated fairly at the end of the day! Highly recommend.
Shannon Carey effectively managed the litigation. It is evident that she is experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled in personal injury cases. She communicates in an understandable manner, and she listens to her client's ideas and concerns. I trusted her to successfully litigate this case, and she did so with exceptional care. She remained focused throughout the long process, never wavering from the objective. She is an exceptional attorney. I highly recommend her!
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.
I'm glad Jim and his staff were on my side after my accident in 2017. Everybody was so helpful and answered all of my questions. I had more than just the accident taking a toll on me at the time! I was still in the midst of having Chemo Therapy. Everyone was so kind to me and Jim was so helpful along with Rachel, Jayne, Lori, and Angela.
I also appreciated the fact that Jim called personally to let me know what was going on. Thanks to everyone and I would recommend Jim to anyone in need.
I've worked with Art on more than one occasion. One time for premise case and a second time for a car accident. The results were outstanding. Art and his staff are very friendly and made the whole process extremely easy. If you are ever injured I highly recommend you give Art a call at the Lakeville SiebenCarey office. You won't be disappointed.
The entire Minneapolis team that worked with me was amazing. Always proactive in sharing what to expect and taking time to explain things. In a stressful, unfamiliar informed and supported. Wonderful group!
Art and his staff helped me after I was involved in a bad car crash. I can't believe what an unbelievable job they did. First, they were always available when I needed them. I could call any time and they honestly kept me from getting anxiety attacks. When they told me the details of my settlement, I thought they were kidding. It was so beyond what I imagined possible. Based on my experience I would recommend Art and the SiebenCarey firm to anyone who has the misfortune of getting in an accident. They are the best!
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!
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.
My experience with Art and his staff was fantastic. They were so helpful taking care of everything for me and my husband after we were involved in a car accident and we couldn't be more pleased with the recovery. I am extremely happy to have found Art and would recommend him to anyone.
Matt and Cindy Thoen
I was involved in an auto accident with my wife. I can be difficult to deal with, but Shannon Carey handled it with grace, and patience. In the end I received a fair settlement.
I had the opportunity to work with Art and his staff. They were fabulous and I would definitely recommend them to family and friends. They helped me through my claim getting a result beyond my expectations.
Finding a great personal injury attorney can make all the difference in the world on how your case turns out. I’ve known Art and his staff for years having had the opportunity to see what they can do. If something unfortunate happens and you want results, answers and the ability to feel comfortable with your representation, give them a call. I’m so glad I’ve had a chance to get to know them.
Attorney Kosieradzki is a man of intelligence, experience and integrity. I would whole-heartedly recommend his services to anyone.
I have worked on cases with Sue Holden of Sieben Carey for over 20 years. As a trial attorney, I feel confident referring my clients with personal injury issues to Sue, as I know she and her team take the time to listen to their clients, explore and explain their options, monitor their recovery with compassion and persistently advocate for them in negotiations and in court. Sue has the utmost credibility in the legal community and an ability to resolve complex problems. She is highly respected by the courts as well as attorneys for her competence and steadfast dedication to helping injured people. I recommend working with Sue Holden and her team without reservation.
Jenna L. at Insider Pages
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!
It was a great experience working with Jim and his entire team! Always felt well taken care of and someone was always there to answer my many questions! Thanks!
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended
In June of 2013 I was enjoying a ride on my vintage motorcycle, and was severely injured by an inattentive motorist, sending me to the hospital, physical therapy, and amassing a considerable amount of debt.
Fortunately I made contact with Robert Hauer, and Paul Downes with SiebenCarey!
Paul walked me through the entire process, explaining in layman's terms as to what to expect, and he continued to keep me informed as each step was reached.
Ultimately we used mediation to reach a settlement that allowed me to pay off my outstanding bills, and to bank an amount that gave me some peace of mind.
If by some unfortunate incident you ever have need for the services of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend SiebenCarey... Thanks Paul!
I've worked with Art Kosieradzki as co-counsel in a number of major personal injury and coverage cases, and I know his abilities. He is a top-flight trial lawyer and he has the results to prove it. At least two of his attributes may not be immediately apparent, however: First, he's creative and has achieved large recoveries where a lesser lawyer might have given up. Second, he cares and he has time for people. The latter is a precious quality in our hard-driven profession. Add to that an excellent and personable staff and the backing of the powerhouse SiebenCarey law firm, and what you have in Art is simply this: the right lawyer.
Jeff Sieben was the first one I talked to about my injury. I was not sure if there was even a case. But as the months went by and my pain got worse, the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Jeff took on the case and put me at ease about the medical bills and calls. He was professional in his attitude while being compassionate to my situation. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
I have been working with Art for many years now, and have always been impressed by the care he gives his clients. Art and his staff are compassionate, dedicated people that I would trust with any personal injury crisis.
I've know Art Kosieradzki and the folks at SiebenCarey for nearly 30 years. When my mother-in-law needed an attorney after a roll-over accident, I sent her to SiebenCarey. They were compassionate and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a personal injury lawyer they can trust.
I have referred several personal injury and wrongful death cases to Susan Holden for handling. Susan has been very professional in her approach to these cases and has obtained settlements on behalf of the clients. She also is very courteous, knowledgeable, and has a great "bedside manner" in dealing with her clients. Several clients have thanked me for referring their cases to Susan.
I worked for Art at SiebenCarey for a few years while I was in college and it was a great experience. Art is always friendly and treats everyone with respect, including his clients. He is extremely intelligent and a fantastic attorney. I can confidently say that Art and his staff go above and beyond for their clients and work incredibly hard on all of their cases. They are passionate, trustworthy, and dedicated. If you're looking for representation in a personal injury matter, go see Art Kosieradzki with SiebenCarey - I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
The Lakeville SiebenCarey office has been great to work with. They listen and they care about their clients. I have very much enjoyed getting to know the folks in Lakeville, and would highly recommend any of the SiebenCarey Personal Injury Attorneys.
Art Kosieradzki from the Lakeville office cares about each of his clients and is an excellent attorney.
Art and his staff are extremely professional and easy to work with. Having a local attorney is very convenient. It is clear these folks have been doing this a long time. I highly recommend this firm!
If you want a caring and skilled lawyer with integrity I highly recommend Art Kosieradzki. The thing that immediately struck me was that he seemed to genuinely care about me and my situation. I felt comfortable right away. He and his staff are great to work with; they are highly competent and knowledgeable. He helped me and my family greatly, and I can't thank him enough!
Art and his team at SiebenCarey in Lakeville are top notch. Professionally, they are very easy to work with. I know first hand that their clients are taken care of. If you have been in an Auto Accident, or have experienced any type of injury. Art and his team at SiebenCarey are where you need to go.
I have known Mr. Kosieradzki for several years and every patient who has ever consulted him for legal services has given him rave reviews. His level of communication with me and my patients is outstanding. For anyone needing legal advice on a personal injury matter we highly recommend him and his team!
Had a great response and was very pleasant. The whole process was simple and easy and had more than I thought.
My family was referred to Susan Holden at SiebenCarey by our hometown attorney in a wrongful death case. She was very accommodating to us and very approachable. Staff was top notch and doggedly pursued two different insurance companies to accomplish an outcome far beyond anything we'd anticipated. We could not have gotten results close to what she achieved without her. We will be forever appreciative.