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Florida Admiralty and Maritime Law Firm Announces Launch of its Boating Injury Website
Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A., a Florida-based Admiralty and Maritime Injury Law Firm, Announces the Launch of its Boating and Personal Watercraft Injury Website.
Van Riper and Nies' trial attorney, military veteran, former insurance company senior casualty trial attorney and member of the Maritime Law Association of the U.S., Timothy Nies, heads up the Maritime Injury practice group. According to Timothy Nies: "All too often, passengers invited out on boats of inexperienced boat captains are seriously injured due to the inexperience and carelessness of boat operators, who fail to check weather and sea condition reports before heading out, travel at speeds unsafe for the sea conditions, fail to properly seat passengers and who unfortunately operate their boats while consuming beer after beer."
Regrettably, when poor helmanship, lack of experience and consumption of alcohol while boating are involved, boating accidents and injuries can happen, which leave passengers and others with grave, catastrophic or deadly injuries. For such victims and their families, obtaining full compensation for medical treatment, loss of wages and other losses that are due is an important part of the recovery process.
Firm partner, Timothy Nies, an Army Ranger Veteran, is a maritime personal injury attorney, a boat owner, and a former casualty trial attorney at the Fort Lauderdale office of Marshall Dennehey, the largest insurance defense law firm in the U.S. Firm partner, Christian Van Riper, is an avid boater and former Florida Assistant State Attorney, where he prosecuted many boaters charged with Boating under the Influence (BUI). Every year, Van Riper and Nies proudly sponsors the Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open fishing tournament, which benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs. For more information about the background and experience of the firm's attorneys, please visit: http://www.boatinginjuryattorney.com/
Boating Accidents and Injury Claims Prosecuted by tVan Riper and Nies include:
- Drunk boating or DUI/BUI accidents,
- Reckless boating,
- Personal watercraft accidents/injuries (WaveRunners, SeaDoos, etc.),
- Fishing charter injuries,
- Wakeboarding accidents,
- Waterskiing accidents,
- Back and neck injuries caused from being ejected from seats,
- Falls overboard,
- Falls onboard,
- Prop injuries,
- Dangerous maritime products,
- Inadequate boat maintenance.
Litigating a boating accident or injury case is more difficult than an automobile accident because evidence in a boating injury case is more easily lost (washes away, etc.) after a boating accident. Therefore, it is critical to have vessels and other watercraft inspected quickly in order to preserve critical evidence. If Van Riper and Nies is retained, its attorneys and investigators quickly inspect and photograph the vessels, research sea and weather reports, take recorded statements from witnesses and obtain all police and/or Coast Guard reports.
Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.'s new website contains an informative page with tips to follow after a boating injury. Please visit: http://www.boatinginjuryattorney.com/
It is important to contact a maritime injury attorney at the earliest opportunity after a boating accident or injury. Following a boating or personal watercraft accident, if injured victims have questions regarding the boat operator or owner’s boat insurance, or how they may be covered for your damages if the negligent boat owner or operator is uninsured or underinsured, the firm's maritime attorneys can provide the advice needed to make important, well-informed decisions.
Those who cause boating accidents sometimes have a provision on their homeowners insurance policy, or an umbrella policy, that provides coverage for such boating accidents. The firm's attorneys know how to go about obtaining those policies and finding the insurance coverage that is needed to fully compensate their clients for their harms and losses.
For more information about the firm's maritime injury practice, please visit: http://www.boatinginjuryattorney.com/
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Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, P.A. is a U.S. Military Veteran-owned Personal Injury and Maritime Injury Law Firm in Stuart, FL, with additional offices in West Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach. Admiralty and Maritime attorney, Timothy Nies, is a former insurance company trial lawyer. Attorney Christian Van Riper is a former Prosecutor for the State of Florida, where he charged and prosecuted boaters of Boating under the Influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs.
Van Riper and Nies' Maritime Attorneys rely on personal attention, open communication, hard work and trust in bringing justice to injured clients.
Consultations with the firm's maritime attorneys are always free.
For more information about the firm's Maritime Injury Practice, please visit boatinginjuryattorney.com.