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We are a team of experienced, highly effective trial attorneys with more than a quarter century of name recognition among corporations and auto insurance providers operating in our service area. Insurers and individuals throughout Florida have relied on us to defend them in complex automobile litigation for more than 30 years. Our attorneys who practice in this area have handled hundreds of cases in recent years with estimated exposure ranging from small matters up to multimillion-dollar claims. 

Our team represents clients in a full range of automobile litigation, from smaller incidents to complicated matters involving serious highway accidents resulting in death or permanent disability. Regardless of the complexity or monetary value, we bring the firm’s considerable resources to bear in all our cases. Our practice encompasses negligence, wrongful death, intentional misconduct, negligent entrustment, punitive damages, suspicions of fraud or excessive medical claims and products liability. We have longstanding relationships with accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, investigators, and other professionals to protect the interests of our clients. We advise clients as they sort through uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) cases, including explaining the basic framework, helping to determine which UM policy takes priority in a multipolicy case and which settlements to pay in what order.

The automobile litigation defense attorneys at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor handle all categories of motor vehicle litigation cases, including:   

  • Airbag Deployment Injuries
  • ATV Accidents
  • Bodily injury claims
  • Coverage questions
  • Fraud
  • Fuel-fed Fires
  • Medical payments / subrogation
  • Overbilling claims
  • Personal injury protection (PIP/No Fault)
  • Property damage
  • Ride-sharing services
  • Roof Crush Injuries
  • Seat Back Failures
  • Self-driving autos
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tires, Brakes, and Other Components
  • Uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist cases
  • Windshield litigation

Members of our team have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America® and our senior partners are all proud members of the Litigation Counsel of America. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded our firm the highest AV Preeminent* rating for ethical standards and legal ability. 


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What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!