Fraud / SIU (Special Investigative Unit)
Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor takes a very aggressive posture to protect its clients against instances of suspected fraud. The state of Florida (and particularly the South Florida region) has consistently been ranked as a “Judicial Hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Foundation over the years. Attorney advertising has become rampant via highway billboards inviting the potential for unscrupulous Claimants to try for a quick “money grab.”
In addition to suspected fraudulent claims brought by individual Claimants, our firm also has experience with in-depth investigation of questionable medical and billing practices by local medical facilities, accident clinics, and physicians. The firm’s attorneys have specialized experience with suspected fraudulent first and third party property, bodily injury, and worker’s compensation claims.
We are able to utilize the latest technologies to help uncover the truth about a claim (including obtaining 911 call audio, law enforcement body camera footage, law enforcement dash camera footage, surveillance video from nearby businesses and/or home security systems, law enforcement investigative files, social media investigations, comprehensive background checks, activity tracking technology, cellular phone data, witness statements, and discreet surveillance). We implement aggressive defense tactics before and during litigation. Many clients will hire us to have the Hightower SEAL Team respond to and investigate an incident shortly after it occurs, not years later when a lawsuit is filed. Our aggressive pre-suit practices can include the taking of Examinations Under Oath (EUOs) or the filing of an equitable action (Petition for Pure Bill of Discovery) to obtain pre-suit discovery if Claimants otherwise refuse to voluntarily produce the information requested.
Contact us to discuss your case and its special investigative needs.