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Examples of Bad Faith Insurance in Florida

Examples of Bad Faith Insurance in Florida

When you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else, you will most likely rely on insurance coverage to protect you from out-of-pocket expenses. In Florida, insurance companies are required by law to:

 
  • Recognize your claim

  • Investigate in a timely manner

  • Respond quickly to your communications

  • Give only the proper forms to prevent delays in the claim profession

  • Offer legitimate reasons for denial of your claim or delays in the process

 

Sadly, some insurance companies do not abide by these conditions. Bad faith insurance occurs when the insurance company deploys certain tactics in order to unfairly deny your valid injury claim. Here are some common examples of bad faith insurance in Florida:

infographic of bad faith insurance claims

You may be entitled to more damages if your personal injury attorney proves that the insurance company acted in bad faith. In addition to what they should have paid out for the initial claim, possible damages in a bad faith insurance claim include:

 
  • “Consequential” damages that occurred because of the bad faith denial of the original claim

  • Damages for emotional distress

  • Punitive damages

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, Rudenberg & Glasser is here to protect your rights from the insurance company. Our skilled, zealous, and fearless personal injury attorneys are both feared and respected in the legal community because of our tenacity. We will treat your case with the utmost care and fight hard for your full financial recovery.

 

Contact Rudenberg & Glasser at (954) 543-1788 to schedule your free case review.

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Our Victories

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $325,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury Police Misconduct

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser fought long and hard to secure an unusually high $325,000 settlement for a client who was subjected to alleged excessive force by a police officer.

  • $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.

  • 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.

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