Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys
What Is No-Fault Insurance Coverage?

What Is No-Fault Insurance Coverage?

Many people have heard that Florida is a "no-fault" state, and understandably, they wonder why "fault" in a car accident case is still an issue when determining how much money their case is worth. "No-fault" insurance refers to personal injury protection, or PIP. PIP coverage is required for every driver, providing a minimum level of coverage only for the person it covers. If someone is injured in a car accident, this kind of coverage gives a chance for the injured person to receive medical treatment, replace certain lost wages, and other benefits regardless of who is at fault. This coverage will not provide benefits or money to compensate an injured person for their pain and suffering—only their economic needs.

To be covered for the injuries caused by another person, a driver should have UM, or uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. This kind of coverage covers damages caused by another driver if the other driver's insurance policy falls short of the amount needed to cover the loss. If the at-fault driver has no insurance, a UM policy will provide a potential source of funds to cover damages they cause. We advise our clients that this is a necessity in South Florida, where we have some of the highest rates of uninsured drivers than anywhere else in the country.

Handling Accident Claims in Fort Lauderdale

Insurance is complex. Having a lawyer on your side to hunt down all available coverage is key: lawsuits and injury claims with high monetary value need a source of funds for the injured party to be compensated. Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A. seeks out all available coverage like bloodhounds to give our clients the best chance of a financial recovery. Let us help if you or someone you care about is injured in an accident!

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Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

  • “A great legal team”

    A. T.

  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “You were so very wonderful in court.”

    P.M.

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

  • “If I would need your service in the future I will definitely reach out to you again no matter the distance.”

    A.M.

  • “They Were There with Me Every Step of the Way”

    Dan

  • “He Went Out of His Way to Go the Extra Mile”

    David

  • “They will give you honest, truthful, realistic counsel and they will fight hard for you; as they did for me.”

    Donovan

  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

  • “Worked with me through every step of the case and got my name cleared!”

    N.S.

  • “Great results, compassionate service, and extremely professional.”

    C.C.

  • “Michael jumped through hoops to give me the defense I deserved and I will always be grateful. Michael and Eric are not just Lawyers, they are friends and will look out for your best interest!”

    G.W.

  • “I would recommend them to anyone that’s looking for someone that really cares!”

    R.N.