Practice Areas

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

The trial lawyers at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor have a wealth of experience in defending against personal injury and wrongful death cases. Damages in wrongful death cases can be highly fact-specific and no two cases are alike. Cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death can also be very sensitive endeavors, often coming with publicity or media coverage that can put even more pressure on a company or its insurer. Our lawyers have developed strategies designed to elicit the key facts and issues through discovery to assist in evaluating wrongful death cases as expeditiously as possible and handling the more sensitive matters. Whether you are interested in going to trial or attempting to resolve the case early, our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to verdict and settled and mediated countless others.

Within the field of personal, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, we specialize in handing serious personal injury matters that include:

  • Industrial accidents (machinery, equipment, cranes, etc.)
  • Premises liability
  • Construction site accidents
  • Highway design accidents
  • Automobile, trucking, and motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medically related cases (asbestos injury defense, painter’s asthma, closed head injury and traumatic brain injury, etc.)
  • Environmental contamination
  • Toxic exposures
  • Vehicular devices (shock absorbers, jacks, airbags, defective safety belts, etc.)

At Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod, and Kantor, our attorneys know how to get the information you need and quickly, the right experts to retain, and a personalized, case-specific solution for any catastrophic or wrongful death matter.


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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!