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When a loved one is seriously injured or dies, it’s important to have a strong team on your side – a team with the commitment, experience and knowledge to get the right result. The attorneys as HPS understand the devastating impact of preventable injuries on children, adults and their families. That’s why CLIENT ADVOCACY is one of our strongest core values. Not only are we aggressive litigators, we are compassionate legal counsel offering guidance, clear communication and peace of mind to grieving, struggling families throughout the process.

To schedule a confidential consultation
Call (954) 523-9922 (Ft. Lauderdale) or (407) 841-9866 (Orlando)
Or via email to wecare@hpslegal.com

Here’s what our clients have to say…

 

Wrongful Death due to a Fatal Car Crash

“When my 22-year-old daughter unexpectedly died in a horrible car accident, I wanted answers and I wanted justice. Richard and his firm gave me both. He quickly identified the mistakes made, he reached out to the at-fault party to try to seek an early resolution and then used his experience, advocacy and communication skills to aggressively represent us. He resolved our complicated case within just 6 months. My family and I are grateful for his counsel, empathy, and steadfast approach to seeking justice for our daughter and our family. HPS was respectful and careful to honor our daughter’s life. Instead of overwhelming our family with legal complications, they took a straightforward but aggressive path to hold those responsible for her death.”

J.M.H.
Melbourne, FL

 

 

Wrongful Death of a Child Following Failure to Provide Adequate Care

“We had to admit my 14 year old son to an extended care facility because of serious impairments which he was born with. We looked long and hard for just the right place. Unfortunately, as a result of the facility’s negligence, as well as the negligence of the physician that they assigned to my son, he died just three days after admission. We were devastated. Jim Haliczer and his team understood our pain, took our case and obtained for us a very substantial settlement. We thought that he and his team were consummate professionals and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”

M.H.
Boca Raton, FL

 

 

Personal Injury due to Negligence

“My wife received a life altering injury due to another’s negligence. An insurance professional we know recommended Trisha Widowfield, Esq., partner at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm and said that she was the best person in town to consult with to explore our options.

We met with Trisha, initially to pursue what we thought was our best option. However, through the expert legal counsel and competence of Trisha and the firm, they came up with a winning strategy that we all agreed upon. We were kept informed at each step in the process and the result was a settlement that was fair and exceeded our expectations, without the need to file a lawsuit with the expense and delays inherent in a lawsuit.

We recommend Trisha, Jim Haliczer, Cheri, and Edward unconditionally and without reservation should you find yourself in need of legal counsel.”

S.C.
FL

 

 

Wrongful Death Following Routine Plastic Surgery

“After my wife died tragically, following routine plastic surgery, Richard and his team worked exhaustively to hold the doctors and others accountable.  He worked tirelessly on our case, even though he lived in a different part of the state and travelled often to get the necessary work done to seek justice. Richard was very caring and supportive of my two young boys who were deposed and had to testify. He diligently prepared the boys, and also my friends, for their depositions and testimony, significantly reducing their anxiety. He went to trial, where we spent long hours together, sharing strategies, stories and tears.  In the end, we received justice in the courtroom.  I am forever grateful to Richard for his time and efforts. I recommend his firm, without reservation.”

L.C.
Pensacola Beach, FL

 

 

Catastrophic Injury Following Routine Surgery

“After a routine surgery, my life changed forever when the doctor failed to properly treat a simple post-operative infection that turned into a nightmare.  I almost died, but thankfully I didn’t. I was left with horrible scarring, multiple corrective surgeries, and the psychological trauma of disfigurement. Richard handled my case with both gentle hand for me and a firm fist against the other side of our case.  He kept me informed every step of the way. Ultimately, we received a just result and I’m thankful that Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm was able to help me.”

B.L.
Milton, FL

 

 

Wrongful Death Following Routine Medical Procedure

“I would like to thank Richard and his team at HPS for helping me to get justice for the unexpected death of my husband, after a routine medical procedure. This loss was life-altering and left me alone, scared, and looking for answers. HPS got me the best results possible under very difficult circumstances. I am very satisfied with their legal work and advocacy, and thank them for a job, well done.”

C.L.
Homosassa, FL

 

 

Wrongful Death Case

“I tragically lost my husband after months of being inadequately treated by the hospital that we placed our trust in. Eugene Pettis at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm provided my daughters and me with the comfort and compassion that we needed.  He told us, ‘not only am I your attorney, I am your friend.’ To him, it was not just about seeking justice, but also about showing genuine care and extending kindness to those when they need it the most. Thank you to Attorney Pettis and the entire HPS staff.”

A.M.
Lauderhill, FL

 

Wrongful Death of a Premature Infant after Slip & Fall

“A friend of ours referred us to Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm after we experienced the heartbreaking loss of our 5 day old infant. Immediately upon meeting Mr. Pettis, he became an extension of our family. We never experienced any legal matters of any kind before this tragedy. Mr. Pettis was so patient and the staff was a dedicated team on a mission. They advocated for us and went above and beyond to make sure that we got what we deserved. We are so grateful for their service and would recommend Mr. Pettis and the firm to anyone facing tragic loss.”

DB & KB
FL

 

 

Personal Injury

 “Before coming to Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm I was working with another litigation law firm, and let’s just say I wasn’t happy. Immediately upon meeting Mr. Pettis, I experienced professionalism at the highest levels. He made me feel like he and this firm were sincerely concerned about my health, and gave me complete confidence that they would fight for my family and I to receive the best settlement possible.   They communicated with me made sure I was able to fully understand every detail of my case along the way. They were true advocates, which resulted in a settlement more than I had hoped for. If ever needed, I would certainly call upon them again and I would definitely refer this firm to others.”

C.W.
Pembroke Pines, FL

 

 

Catastrophic Injury Following Major Surgery

“I experienced permanent and severe nerve damage after an already life-altering surgery.  The surgeon kept denying that he was at fault and there were literally no attorneys in my area that would take my case.  I found Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm on Google and they were that aggressive team that helped me advocate for myself and search for answers. Eugene Pettis was very compassionate. He even traveled all the way to us and was able to get us a settlement that we were satisfied with. I would recommend their services to anyone who is in need of an attorney to represent them.”

J.D.
Naples, FL