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How To Deal With a Car Insurance Claim Adjuster in Florida

How To Deal With a Car Insurance Claim Adjuster in Florida

When a person is in a car accident, one of the first things they do is make an auto insurance claim. They work with a claim adjuster to figure out how much they can be compensated under their policy. They may work with their own insurance company, or the other driver’s insurance company. This process is extremely important because it will ultimately determine how long their recovery will take and how much of it will cover related expenses. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. have put together tips on how you can protect your claim and your future.

Schedule a Doctors Visit as Soon as Possible

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it is vital to see a doctor after your accident. Before making an insurance claim, you should document your injuries. By having a record of your medical conditions following the collision, it will be easier to determine your future medical condition and medical costs. Compiling your medical history will make the process faster and will allow you to be prepared when speaking with your claim adjuster. Your documentation should also include receipts of transportation expenses between your home and your medical care, receipts of car rentals, and other expenses related to your car accident.

Be Mindful When Speaking with Your Adjuster

After years of paying premiums, it is common for people to assume at their adjuster will make them a fair and full offer on their policy. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case. Claim adjusters work for insurance companies, and they are often told to keep their company’s best interest in mind—not yours. In fact, insurance companies benefit when you accept a lower offer than what you need to recover after your car accident.

When you speak with an adjuster, you need to be mindful and ensure that they don’t hold any mistake against your claim. If you don’t feel confident speaking with your adjuster, an attorney can answer the call on your behalf to ensure that they provide you with the compensation you deserve.

What Happens If My Claim Is Denied?

Just because your claim has been denied, it doesn’t mean that you’re out of options. The best way to fight a denied or unjust claim is by hiring a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., our car accident attorneys have the experience and skills needed to combat claim denials. For years, our team has helped those injured in car accidents fight back their insurance companies to get the compensation they deserve to pay off medical bills, recover lost wages, and protect their future.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys today at (954) 543-1788 to schedule an appointment!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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