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Traffic Fatalities Declining Across Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota

2017 was one of the safest years in recent memory on the roads of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota as drivers appear to have implemented safer-driving methods while traversing the roads.  The figures in Minnesota were especially encouraging as the number of fatalities in 2017 (348) was the lowest since 1943 (274) and…


Winter Driving – Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

Minnesotans know that winter driving presents its own unique set of challenges and safety hazards. Prudent motorists that value their personal and financial well-being can take precautions to manage risk. Here are a few tips that will help keep you safe behind the wheel this winter. Keep an Emergency Kit in the Trunk If a…


Jim and Mary Schwebel Receive the MN SNAP Angel Award for their Commitment to Animal Welfare

Jim and Mary Schwebel have received the Angel Award from MN SNAP, an organization dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable and accessible spay and neuter services to those in need, and animal welfare education in the communities that they serve. MN SNAP’s mission is to end the suffering and death of Minnesota cats and dogs due…


Eight Attorneys from Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben are Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Edition

Minneapolis, MN, August 2017 – Personal injury law firm Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is pleased to announce eight attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 edition. The attorneys, who were nominated by their peers for the listing, include Jim Schwebel, John Goetz, Bill Sieben, Paul Godlewski, Peter Riley, Bob Schmitz, Richard Tousignant…


Car Accidents Impacted by Speed and Distracted Driving During Summer

Each time you get behind the wheel of a car or truck, you have a responsibility to yourself and others to operate your vehicle in a safe way that won’t cause harm. While most people understand the importance of driving at a safe speed during the winter months, the warm and sunny skies of summer…


LifeSource Exceeds Fundraising Goals for Construction of Innovative Training Lab

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben proudly sponsored an event for LifeSource, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest.  Lifesource serves the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.  The organization partners with hospitals and community members…


Thirteen Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Attorneys Selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

Minneapolis, MN, July 5, 2017 – Personal injury law firm Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. An additional three attorneys from the firm have been named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for a total…


Star Tribune Names Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben a 2017 Top Workplace

Minneapolis, MN June 21, 2017— Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2017 and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 25. Produced by the same…


Minnesota Becomes the Tenth State to Promote Cyclist Safety with New Laws

Could riding a bicycle in Minnesota become a safer proposition? Some advocates believe that a new transportation bill that went into effect in early June 2017 might have just such an impact. Understanding the Changes The bill significantly expanded the number of situations in which motorists could legally move past bicyclists. According to news reports,…


Annual Sturgis South Dakota Motorcycle Rally Safety Checklist

When summer is in full swing, the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner. South Dakota has made the rally its home since 1938 when the rally featured only nine riders. Today, attendance tops more than 700,000 people. While motorcycle riding and is the featured attraction, there are a variety of events, including…


Congratulations to the Minneapolis Police Department’s K9 Class of 2017

On May 25th, 2017, the Minneapolis Police Department celebrated graduation day for their K9’s and Officers in the Class of 2017. Congratulations go to Officer Matt and K9 Copper from Minneapolis, Sgt. Barbo and K9 Cezar from the DOC, Officer Allan and K9 Gator from the U of M, Lt. Erickson and K9 Ray from…


Attorney Cole J. Dixon Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben would like to congratulate attorney Cole J. Dixon on his featured profile article in “Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition.” Dixon was recognized in the article for his excellent communication and litigation skills as he advocates for his clients. He takes a personal approach with the people who he represents,…


Dr. Mudspringer 2017 Open House

Congratulations to Jim Hall and Mary Mayer-Gotreau, winners of a $250 Dr. Mudspringer motorcycle accessories gift certificate.  Dr. Mudspringer has been supplying Minnesotans with high quality motorcycle accessories for over 40 years. Every year attorney Paul Godlewski and Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben donate gift certificates that can be used towards the purchase of a motorcycle helmet….


Safe Driving Made March 2017 the Second-safest Month on the Roads in Wisconsin Since World War II

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 28 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the month of March 2017. This was the second lowest number of people who were killed during the month of March since World War II. March of 2010 had the fewest deaths since the end of…


Distracted Driving Awareness Month Aims to Save Lives

Did you know that thousands of people die every year because of driving distractions? The National Safety Council observes the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in order to bring attention to this extremely serious and preventable problem we are facing.  Technology has drastically improved our quality of life. Our smartphones and GPS…


ABATE of Iowa Motorcycle Rider Education Classes Aim to Reduce Fatalities

ABATE of Iowa District 15 is looking to lower the number of motorcycle fatalities in the Hawkeye State, which numbered 60 in 2016, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Education is ABATE’s focus as members believe that it is more impactful than any legislation that has or will be passed.  On March 25, 2017…


Minneapolis Police Department K9 Foundation Donation

The Minneapolis Police Department’s K9 Unit has been serving the citizens of Minneapolis, and the men and women of the police department since 1966. The dogs utilized by the unit are initially trained for suspect detection and apprehension, but many go on to receive training in narcotics and explosives detection.  All of the dogs live…


Midwest Motorcycle Safety Saves Lives

The first fatal motorcycle crash of 2017 in Minnesota happened this March in Redwood County. Authorities said that the 60-year-old driver had been drinking and was not wearing a helmet- a stark reminder that consuming alcohol before driving and not wearing a helmet are two of the most significant factors that contribute to fatal motorcycle…


Wisconsin Traffic Fatalities Increased Statewide in 2016

The Badger State experienced 6 percent more deaths on the roads in 2016 than had occurred the previous year, and the director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety, David Pabst, said that a number of factors played a role in that increase. These include people not using their seat belts, speeding and driving while…


South Dakota’s Safe Driving Habits Contribute to Low Vehicle Fatality Rate

South Dakotans have reason to be proud and feel safer on the roads after the number of motor-vehicle deaths in the state decreased over the past few years. Most other states had an increased vehicle fatality rate, according to the National Safety Council, an organization that promotes health and safety throughout the United States. That…

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