Practice Areas

The Transportation & Trucking Practice Group represents clients and their carriers in complex tort and coverage litigation involving all types of common and private carriers. The members of this group include shareholders and associates who have handled cases for large common carrier transportation fleets engaged in interstate trucking, railroads, waste hauling, taxicab, shuttle and bus operators, rental vehicle fleets and ambulance services. These attorneys have represented insurers and self-insureds in personal injury, cargo, environmental, hazardous materials, indemnification, and insurance coverage issues.

Our attorneys appear in all state and federal trial courts in Florida and have experience before each of the various administrative tribunals within the state. We also are experienced in arguing cases in all the state and federal appellate courts, and we have worked with the National Transportation and Safety Board on investigation and determination of loss and injury questions.

While many transportation matters are resolved without trial, Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor lawyers are skilled trial lawyers and have an outstanding trial record representing our clients before juries.

Our Firm has an Instant Response Team which is comprised of attorneys in each of our Florida offices, to serve our commercial transportation clients. The attorneys on the Instant Response team are available 24/7. When an accident occurs and is reported to our Instant Response Team, an attorney will come to the scene along with a preferred independent adjuster and/or traffic accident reconstruction expert to capture relevant evidence that is often lost if left to a police report. 

With decades of experience defending the country’s largest multi-billion dollar Waste Disposal company, along with renowned commercial trucking entities, we provide aggressive representation to limit company exposure for injuries that may stem from the alleged negligence of a driver. We are here to assist in understanding any angle an injured claimant may use to try to impose liability on your driver or company. Our attorneys will be there with you from the day of the accident through a jury verdict. We are ready, willing, and able to fight for you in court!



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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!