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2012 Minnesota Motorcyclist Fatalities Pass 25-Death Mark

A sad milestone was reached in Minnesota this past week. Yet another motorcycle fatality happened, which pushes the number past the 25-death mark. This is significant for a number of reasons. At this rate, for instance, 2012 is poised to be the deadliest year for motorcyclists since 2008. When compared with the same time last…


Midwest Animal Rescue & Services 2012 Event Results and Appreciation

Minnesota-based personal injury law firm Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben sponsored the second annual Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) Rescue Run. This motorcycle run, held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, supported MARS in its efforts to better the lives of animals. The ride featured 147 motorcycles and one party bus that traveled 125 miles between…


Minnesotans Paying Attention to the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

For the fourth year in a row, the number of road fatalities has decreased in Minnesota as a result of drivers wearing their seat belts and choosing not to drink and drive. However, Minnesota drivers still need to be cautious about driving distractions, excessive speeds and failing to yield, which were at the top of…


Minnesota Department of Public Safety Launches New Motorcycle Awareness Campaign

Summer is just beginning, and Minnesota is already experiencing a very deadly year for motorcyclists. In May, seven motorcyclists were killed in the state. So far this year, 13 motorcycle riders have been killed. Considering the fact that there were only five motorcycle accident deaths in 2011, it’s easy to see why motorcycle safety is…


Dr. Mudspringer’s 2012 Open House

  Cindy Tucker was the lucky winner of a $500 gift certificate to Dr. Mudspringer motorcycle accessories. Every year, attorney Paul Godlewski and Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben donate the gift certificate to Dr. Mudspringer’s annual open house. The gift certificate goes towards purchase of a helmet. We hope that Cindy enjoys the new helmet and has a safe…


Safe Summer Travel in Minnesota

It probably comes as no surprise that road travel in Minnesota and across the U.S. drastically increases during the warmer months. AAA cites a leveling-off in gas prices as a reason for even higher numbers of drivers traveling by car this year. Holidays and summer vacations provide opportunities for fun in the sun, but with…


Minnesota Click It or Ticket Campaign in Effect

The attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben would like to remind Minnesota residents that the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign to increase seatbelt awareness is in full swing. Many Minneapolis residents may have already noticed the new billboards that have been raised downtown, and the TV advertising is running on all major networks throughout…


Distracted Driving Pledge Aims at Increasing Awareness, Reducing Injuries

Every year, distracted driving causes thousands of accidents that result in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. In recent years, the advent of smartphones, GPS systems and other technological advancements have significantly increased the number of distraction-related accidents. Both public and private agencies have taken notice, declaring April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”…


Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben has Gone to the Dogs

MARS Needs Motorcycles In a world that has gone to the dogs, only one law firm is brave enough and experienced enough to put their tires to the pavement. Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, in conjunction with Petco Foundation and Green Veterinary Services, is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Run Supporting Animal Welfare. The event is…


It’s Motorcycle season in Minnesota

Attorney Paul Godlewski   The snow has finally melted and many Minnesotans are eagar to get out for their first ride of the year.  Every rider is aware of the risk involved when getting on a bike, but here are a few tips to help you avoid potential danger.     Motorcycle accidents are most…


Dr. Mudspringer Open House

  Congratulations to Doug Bruns of St Paul, winner of a $500 gift certificate to Dr. Mudspringer! Paul Godlewski and Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben donated the gift certificate to Dr. Mudspringer’s annual open house for the purchase of a helmet. We hope that Doug enjoys the new helmet and has a safe riding season this…


Minnesota Motorcycle Laws

STATUTE: Chapter 169. Traffic Regulations — Micellaneous Provisions. Section 169.974 Motorcycles, motor scooters and motor bikes. . . . : "Subd. 2. License requirements. No person shall operate a motorcycle on any street or highway without having a valid standard driver’s license with a two-wheeled vehicle endorsement as provided by law. . . . No…


Protecting Yourself in A Motorcycle Accident

You’re driving down the highway on a beautiful spring day and BAM…the driver to your right is not paying attention and suddenly changes lanes, knocks you off your bike and changes your life drastically forever. Now you are seriously injured and require immediate medical attention. You are taken by ambulance to the hospital, but find…


“Motorcycle Safety Tips”

Article Author: James R. Schwebel An average of 166,000 Americans are hospitalized as a result of a motorcycle accident and worse yet, nearly 5,000 will die in any given year. Numerous others will be crippled for life.  There are three primary reasons have been identified: 1. Motorcycles are harder to see than a car. 2….


How Motorcycle Helmets Work – Protecting your Noggin

Ahhh – the sun’s out. There’s a gentle breeze. The road is calling you. The perfect day for a ride on your motorcycle. Your bike is all shined up. Your gas tank is full. You’re ready. Call up your riding partner ( either a fellow rider or a passenger) and away you go. But wait…


Motorcyclist in bus crash dies

A 23-year-old man injured in a St. Paul motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon has died, police said this morning. His passenger, a 20-year-old woman, is in serious condition. The man, whose name hasn’t been released, collided with a school bus about 2:10 p.m. on Third Street, near Birmingham Street. No children were on the bus, whose…

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