Archive | Daniel L. Hightower’s Blog

RSS feed for this section

Have Briefcase; Will Travel

by Daniel L. Hightower Some time ago, one of my clients asked me if I help and represent people injured in work accident cases and motor vehicle crash cases that happen in places other than Marion County, Florida. Good question. My answer: Sir, I have handled injury cases statewide my whole legal career.  I’ve handled […]

Tractor-Trailer Crashes

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer Most owners of tractor-trailers keep them well-maintained. Some don’t. Most drivers of tractor-trailers are alert and rested while they drive. Some aren’t. Since tractor-trailers can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds loaded, tragic things happen when they have maintenance failures or inattentive or sleepy drivers. They become 40 ton bombs […]

Good People; Bad Things – Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer I don’t know why bad things sometimes happen to good people. It’s one of the mysteries of life.  But dealing with the uncertainties and tragedies that sometimes come with life is something that all of us are confronted with at one time or another in our lives. Over my career […]

Experience is a Dear School

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer My grandmother, Karrie Law, used to say that… “Experience is a dear school.” Of course, as a child and a young man, I didn’t fully understand the wisdom in that old saying. Now I do. As a lawyer who has represented people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, […]

Jury Service

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer When my friend asked me if I could get him out of his jury summons, I responded by saying, “Iraq or Ocala? Where do you want to serve your country?” It’s not quite that simple, but I was trying to make a point. He looked at me funny and asked […]

Don’t Pet the Skunk

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer My friend, Jack Knight, says, “The only way some people learn not to pet a skunk…is by petting a skunk.” And I see an analogy between that profound statement and automobile insurance coverages in Florida today. Suppose that you are driving to the movie theater one Saturday with your spouse […]

Injured Workers: They Deserve Better

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer The good, honest, injured working men and women of Florida deserve better… In addition to car accident victims, I represent a number of the injured working men and women of Florida. They were hurt while they were working! They weren’t panhandling at the bus station. They weren’t on unemployment compensation […]

Baby or Bathwater?

by Daniel L. Hightower, Lawyer Somebody asked me if I thought there are too many frivolous lawsuits today. I, like most people, define a frivolous lawsuit as one whose claims are supported by little or no evidence and so I answered “yes.” Even one frivolous lawsuit is too many and there are probably more than […]