Our accident attorneys at Van Riper and Nies, a Stuart Auto Accident Law Firm, rely on hard work and trial skills in bringing justice to clients injured in automobile crashes. We are an aggressive, Army Ranger Veteran-owned and former DUI prosecutor-owned law firm that represents individuals and families who have suffered an injury or lost loved ones due to the carelessness or reckless actions of others.
Accident Attorneys’ Backgrounds
We are unique as an auto accident law firm because of our attorneys’ experiences with motor vehicle accident injury litigation. Attorney Tim Nies, our lead auto accident lawyer, is a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion. When serving as an Airborne Ranger, Tim sustained a line-of-duty knee injury during a parachute mission. He worked hard to rehabilitate his knee, but his injury ultimately caused his departure from the United States Army.
Tim, more than most Stuart FL motor vehicle accident attorneys, knows how it feels to suffer from and overcome a life-altering injury. He considers himself lucky, as the Army had excellent surgeons, and the VA was there to help him after his service connected injury during a parachute mission. However, he understands that others are not so lucky and oftentimes face huge hurdles in obtaining medical care after a serious injury.
Tim began his legal career as a Senior Casualty Attorney for Marshall Dennehey, the largest and arguably the most respected, insurance defense law firm in the world. There, he worked with auto insurance companies and large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. He honed his skills as a trial attorney and learned how insurance companies evaluate and litigate automobile accident injury cases, a skill he now uses to assist his clients.
Tim’s partner at Van Riper & Nies, Christian Van Riper, began his legal career as a State Attorney, where he prosecuted countless serious felony and DUI cases for the State of Florida. His time working for the state sharpened his trial skills, which benefit him today when he represents seriously injured clients. The work and life experiences of these two attorneys afford our Stuart FL law firm unique and valuable insight into how these auto accident cases are defended and how to effectively try cases to juries.
Auto Accident Injuries
Car accidents may result in serious injuries, ranging from spine injuries to brain injuries and even death. There is no question that insurance companies throughout Florida do everything they can to reduce money paid out in settlements by delaying, denying and defending auto accident cases. Our Stuart trial savvy personal injury attorneys care about winning and make sure the insurance companies pay for all the harms and losses caused by their insured drivers, whether through settlement, mediation or trial. This is our job and our accident attorneys and paralegals take their jobs seriously. We spend many hours preparing our clients for hearings, defense medical examinations (DME/IME), depositions, mediations and trials.
We will tenaciously pursue compensation for your harms and losses caused by negligent drivers.
From our Stuart auto accident law office, our trial attorneys represent injured clients in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Sewall’s Point, Indiantown, Port Salerno, North River Shores, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, Florida. Call Tim Nies day or night at 772-283-8712 or stop by our office at 900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 140-E, Stuart, Florida 34994.
For motor vehicle accidents occurring while working overseas as a private military contract, please visit our Defense Base Act law site.