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A standard Florida homeowner policy covers a wide range of hazards, such as fire, theft, hailstorms, and several other types of property damage. In addition, the liability portion of the policy covers the insured for premises liability claims and certain types of off-premises negligence. When a homeowners’ insurance claim is filed, it is important to act quickly to assess the case fully and determine the most appropriate course of action toward securing a favorable resolution.

At Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, we have over 3 decades of experience handling homeowners’ insurance claims for insurers throughout the state of Florida. Our award winning attorneys have in-depth knowledge of insurance law and litigation, the numerous complexities involved in such cases, and what is needed to successfully defend our clients. We practice regularly in trial and appellate courts throughout the state, and we are familiar with the dynamics of each local venue. This gives our clients the confidence that whatever course of action is pursued, they will have skilled guidance and representation each step of the way.

Our attorneys skillfully handle a wide range of claims against a homeowners’ policy, including but not limited to:

  • Accidental Firearms Discharge
  • Defamation
  • Negligent Acts Committed Outside the Home
  • Property Damage and Theft
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Staircase Accidents, Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks
  • Swimming Pool Accidents

Homeowners’ insurance is a highly technical area of the law, and it can be difficult to determine if a particular loss should be covered. For example, if the guest of a homeowner falls down the stairs, he/she might pursue a civil litigation claim; alleging that the stairs were uneven, the railing was shaky, etc. We put our experience to work to skillfully navigate the nuances of such cases, including leveraging our network of trusted professionals who can carefully examine the circumstances and identify all factors that will help bolster our defense.

In any insurance defense case, the best way to increase the chances of a positive outcome is to get there early. When a homeowners’ insurance claim arises, we go to work immediately to thoroughly prepare the case, sometimes even before the plaintiff is ready. This gives our clients maximum leverage and often leads to faster settlements for lower amounts.


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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!