Del Hovden — YOUR Long Beach, Downey, Beverly Hills and Irvine DOG BITE INJURY LAWYER
In California, a pet owner is responsible for damages if you are injured. This is a strict liability — you do not have to prove that the dog was “vicious” or had bitten before. Animal bites are prone to infection and can cause permanent scarring and emotional trauma to some victims, especially children and those caught off guard.
The specialist Long Beach, Downey, Beverly Hills and Irvine dog bite injury attorneys at Moss Hovden have lengthy experience handling dog bite injury claims. We have recovered compensation for hundreds of people throughout Greater Los Angeles. If you or your child was attacked, call our Whittier law firm immediately at 877-959-6606 for a free consultation.
HAVE YOU BEEN BITTEN OR ATTACKED BY AN ANIMAL?
We have seen the serious harm that even a small dog can inflict with one quick snap, and we have handled cases in which clients were savagely mauled or terrorized by one or more big dogs. Del Hovden welcomes all dog bite injury claims (or other animal attacks). We aggressively pursue full damages:
- Bite wounds and claw wounds
- Nerve damage or infection
- Disfigurement (scars) and resulting reconstructive surgery
- Falling injuries (running from a dog, knocked down by a dog)
- Emotional trauma
Punitive damages could apply if the owner knew it was vicious (i.e., prior attacks) and still allowed the dog to run free, if the owner sicced the dog on a person or he/she made no attempt to stop an ongoing attack.
Children are the most common victims of dog bites, and often suffer the worst injuries. Del Hovden represented a boy who was attacked by two German shepherds while playing in front of his house. He suffered catastrophic head injury (his scalp was torn off in the unprovoked mauling) and required multiple surgeries. We recovered more than $1 million for the victims and their families.
This is very serious. See more examples of our dog bite settlements and other personal injury recoveries.
“I don’t want to sue my friend.” The dog’s owner might be a neighbor, friend or family member. In most cases, your compensation is recovered through a claim against their homeowner’s insurance policy. An injury and compensation does not need to destroy family or friendships.
CONTACT DEL HOVDEN – THE LOS ANGELES ANIMAL ATTACKS LAWYER
Contact Del Hovden to arrange a free consultation, including evenings or weekends by appointment. There are no up-front fees — we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you. 877-959-6606