Van Riper & Nies combines proactive litigation, experience and compassion to bring a unique perspective as we fight for victims of careless truckers.
Van Riper & Nies represents individuals and families in Palm Beach county who have suffered an injury, or lost loved ones, due careless or reckless truckers and trucking companies. Our motto is that we leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of trucking negligence claims for our clients.
Van Riper & Nies represents individuals and families in Palm Beach county who have suffered an injury, or lost loved ones, due careless or reckless truckers and trucking companies. Our motto is that we leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of trucking negligence claims for our clients. We outwork trucking insurance company lawyers.
One of the most frightening experiences that any driver may undergo is a crash with a large tractor trailer. A large number of these crashes end up with the driver of the much smaller automobile being severely injured or killed. Sadly, these types of crashes are common on our roads and interstates.
The debilitating and life-changing injuries, including back injuries and brain injuries, that arise from truck vs. car accidents result in considerable financial losses to the drivers involved and their families. However, Florida law provides an injured person with the right to recover his or her damages from the responsible trucker and his or her trucking company.
Such damages include, medical expenses, past and future loss of wages, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, disfigurement and other damages. In Florida, the husband or wife of the injured driver or passenger is entitled to recover for the loss of consortium or services of his or her spouse. Although a financial recovery can never repair the damage that is done to the individual, it can at least ease the monetary burdens caused by the crash.
It is important to note that the trucking company and its insurance company will start an investigation right away after the crash. Make no mistake, the trucking company and insurance company will do everything in their power to limit the monetary recovery of the injured driver or passenger. During this investigation, they will take recorded statements of the parties and witnesses, inspect the vehicles, photograph the vehicles involved and may attempt to offer a quick settlement with the injured passenger or driver. Their reason for offering a quick settlement is to shun responsibility for future medical expenses, future wage loss and other damages. Beware of this tactic. Immediately after such a crash, the driver or passenger may not be aware of the total damages. Oftentimes, it takes months to completely judge the person’s injuries because of ongoing medical care. Our attorneys have the experience needed to maximize the claim of injured drivers and families.
If an injured driver or passenger were to accept a quick settlement before retaining an experienced attorney, he or she may be surprised that the health insurance company, which paid for your medical care, will then turn to you to repay the money they paid from your settlement. Our attorneys are experienced with dealing with health insurance companies.
In addition to claims against the trucker and trucking company, other persons or entities may be liable to you for your injuries. For example, if the highway was defective, the Florida Department of Transportation may be liable.
All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not take a fee or charge any costs unless we win.
For more information about our Truck Accident Practice, contact attorney Tim Nies at 561-948-5588.