Free Unless We Win: All our accident cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge a fee unless we win.
Van Riper & Nies fights for justice for its clients, combining hard work, experience, and compassion to achieve real results. In addition to automobile crashes, our attorneys are experienced in litigating truck accidents and motorcycle crashes.
Fighting Insurance Companies
Insurance companies throughout Florida do everything they can to reduce their settlement expenses. Automobile, motorcycle, and truck insurance companies are known for attempting to settle claims quickly and cheaply, often asking victims for a statement within hours of an accident, while the victims are still shaken or receiving medical care.
Our attorneys, a US Army Ranger veteran and a former felony and DUI prosecutor, will make sure the insurance company doesn’t get off that easily. Insurance companies must pay for all the harms and losses caused by their insured driver, whether through settlement or jury trial. With our years of experience fighting insurance companies, Van Riper & Nies has what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
For years, Tim Nies, a US Army Ranger Veteran, worked as a senior casualty attorney for the largest auto insurance companies in the U.S. before deciding to help victims instead. He knows the insurance companies’ tactics and uses this knowledge to his clients’ advantage when litigating motor vehicle crash cases, a fact the insurance companies themselves are well aware of.
As a prosecutor for the State of Florida, Christian Van Riper litigated countless DUI and related cases of varying degrees of severity. He knows how the prosecution thinks, giving him an edge when deciding how to defend his clients. Together, this duo is experienced and skilled in the prosecution of motor vehicle accident claims both large and small.
If you have hired a law firm but have only met with a firm “investigator,” beware. This is usually just a runner or a legal assistant whose sole job it is to sign you up. You may wish to seriously think about hiring a law firm that gives you complete access to your accident lawyer.
Our attorneys, known for their hands-on litigation style, will tenaciously and personally pursue compensation for your harms and losses. They (not paralegals or legal assistants) will visit the crash scene within hours of being retained by accident victims. Once there, the attorneys carefully inspect, examine, and photograph the vehicles involved in the crash; obtain the police investigation report; and speak with witnesses. If the scene has already been cleaned up, the same attention to detail is executed in reviewing photographs, records, and witness accounts.
Here at Van Riper & Nies, we meet personally with each client, refusing to employ runners or “investigators” to do our job. This ensures the best possible collection of evidence and eventual outcome in court, and it’s only the beginning of the personalized attention your case will receive at our law firm.