Monday, December 22, 2014

Los Angeles County Lawyer for Hazardous Toy

Most people don't give product safety a second thought. Most of us trust that the products we buy and the products we give to our children are safe to use. However, this is not always the case. Defective products — specifically, hazardous toys — injure thousands of children in the United States annually.
If your child has been injured by a dangerous toy, do not hesitate to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. The Whittier-based law firm of Moss ◊ Hovden represents clients throughout Southern California who have been injured by unsafe toys and children's products. Contact a Los Angeles attorney for hazardous toys to find out how we can help.

Dangerous and Defective Toys

Moss ◊ Hovden represents parents whose children have been injured by the following defective children's products and toys:
  • Toys that present choking hazards
  • Toys with small parts
  • Toys with detachable parts
  • Toys containing strings
  • Toys containing lead paint
  • Dangerous battery-operated toys
  • Dangerous strollers
  • Dangerous cribs
  • Dangerous trampolines
  • Collapsing basketball hoops
Toys should be fun, not hazardous to children's health or safety. When a dangerous toy injures or kills a child, the product manufacturer should be held responsible. Our law firm helps parents explore their legal options when their child is injured by an unsafe toy. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, considering product labeling, warnings and age recommendations.
Families may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of the child's injury, including hospital bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other damages. If a child was killed by a dangerous or malfunctioning toy, we can help parents seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Contact a Whittier Attorney for Defective Children's Products
Dangerous Toys, Lead, Choking Hazards

Has a dangerous toy caused your loved one to suffer a burn injury, strangulation, a laceration, a broken bone or a brain injury? Speak to a Los Angeles attorney for hazardous toys from Moss ◊ Hovden. Contact us online or call 562.698.7963 for a free case evaluation.

Whittier Attorneys: Understanding Causes of Truck Accident

With the numerous roadways crisscrossing California and the Los Angeles area, large trucks are a common sight. However, with the large number of trucks on the road comes a large number of truck accidents. Trucking companies are under increased pressure to get goods to and from their destinations as quickly as possible, creating a dangerous situation for motorists that happen to be in the path of a truck accident waiting to happen.
When handling a truck accident case, it is always important to determine the cause of the truck accident. At the law office of Moss ◊ Hovden in Whittier, California, we aggressively pursue the truth in trucking accident cases. It is important to us that injured individuals know who is liable for their injuries, whether it be the truck driver, trucking company or other entity that may have contributed to the accident. For more information about truck accident causes or to schedule a free consultation at our firm, contact a Whittier truck accident lawyer today.

Driver Negligence
Much like other types of auto accidents, truck accidents are frequently caused by driver negligence. This negligence can come in many forms, including:
  • Driving more hours than allowed, resulting in driver fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Substance abuse, such as overuse of stimulants to stay awake and drive, or other illegal narcotics
  • Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or texting while driving
  • Aggressive driving, including speeding, tailgating and dangerous lane changes
Trucking Company Negligence
In addition to potentially holding the driver at fault for the accident, we can examine all of the aspects of the trucking company's potential liability, which include:
  • Failure to properly maintain the truck, resulting in bald tires, defective brakes, brake failure or other dangerous situations
  • Failure to address mechanical or maintenance issues in a timely manner
  • Failure to maintain log books, leading to misinformation or lack of information for the driver
  • Negligent hiring, including the failure to complete a proper background check
  • Failure to thoroughly train truck drivers
Unsecured or Overweight Freight
Semi trucks can carry thousands of pounds of cargo at any point in time. This can render the truck more difficult to control, even if the cargo is properly loaded on the truck. Situations can become increasingly dangerous if improper loading of freight has occurred, resulting in an off-balance truck. Also, if the cargo is not secured, it can come loose, spilling across the road and placing nearby motorists in danger. Overloaded cargo can also render a truck impossible to control, creating an extremely dangerous situation for all car, truck and motorcycle drivers.
Our lawyers at Moss ◊ Hovden, Rodney Moss and Del Hovden, have successfully handled numerous truck accident cases with a wide variety of causes. In addition to driver negligence, unsecured or overweight freight, or trucking company negligence, truck accidents can occur due to:
  • Road construction
  • Defective roads
  • Negligent road design

Contact a Los Angeles County Attorney After a Driver Fatigue Accident 

You have options for seeking justice and compensation for the semi crash or highway accident injuries you have suffered. Call a personal injury lawyer at Moss ◊ Hovden for a free consultation at 562.698.7963, or e-mail us The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin to ensure that evidence is preserved and the proper witnesses are contacted.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attorneys for Auto Defects

Auto Defects Attorney in Whittier Serving Southern California
Common Auto Defects
  • Tire failure
  • SUV rollovers
  • Door latch defects
  • Air bag defects
  • Car seat defects
  • Roof crush defects
  • Brake defects
  • Transmission defects
  • Glass breakage
  • Gas tank or fuel line defects (resulting in fire)
Contact a Los Angeles County Attorney for Defective Tires, Seat Belts, and Air Bags

Vehicle manufacturers are expected to design cars that are safe to use and provide a certain level of crash protection. When an auto defect causes an accident resulting in serious injury or death, accident victims and family members left behind may have legal recourse.

The law firm of Moss ◊ Hovden in Whittier, California, represents victims of auto accidents caused by product defects. To discuss the specifics of your case and legal options with an experienced Whittier attorney for auto defects, please send us an email.

Some common auto defects that often cause roadway accidents include:
Even when a product recall is issued, it may be too late. A defective tire, seat belt, air bag, or other automotive part may have already caused an injury or unnecessary death.
It is important to work with an experienced product liability lawyer if you believe your accident was caused by a defective or faulty automotive part. The Southern California law firm of Moss ◊ Hovden can investigate your case, working to determine what factors caused or contributed to your accident. Our firm helps drivers and passengers who have been injured in car accidents, SUV accidents, and truck accidents caused by defective products. We work to hold vehicle manufacturers responsible for the accidents and injuries their vehicles have caused.

Contact Moss ◊ Hovden at 562.698.7963 for a free case evaluation. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and can arrange home and hospital visits. There are no attorney fees if we do not recover compensation for you.

Areas of Practice

Auto Defects
Hazardous Toys
Tainted Food
Auto Accidents
Roadway Design Accidents
Aviation Accidents
Defective Products
Dog Bites
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Nursing Home Injuries
Premises Liabililty / Slip and Fall
Serious Personal Injury
Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Truck Accidents
Causes of Truck Accidents
Wrongful Death

Whittier Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Southern California

Serving Southern California for more than 70 combined years, the law firm of Moss ◊ Hovden has recovered more than $100 million for victims of serious injury and families who have lost loved ones. We invest the time and resources to get the best results for you and your loved ones.
Experienced and Personal Attention
  • Vehicular accidents (car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents)
  • Fatal accidents/wrongful death
  • Defective products
  • Boating and cruise line passenger accidents
  • Accidents due to poor roadway design
  • Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip-and-falls and dog bites
  • Aviation accidents
  • Other personal injury accidents

Our focused knowledge and experience have helped us achieve notable settlements and verdicts in a wide range of personal injury cases:
Our motorcycle accident attorneys are motorcyclists themselves. We ride and have for more than 50 years!

Our representation in personal injury and medical injury cases has produced multimillion-dollar results, and we welcome all claims involving substantial injury. We will evaluate your claim without expense to you: Your case may be worth more than you realize.

Whittier personal injury lawyers Rodney Moss and Del Hovden are veteran trial lawyers with 70 years of combined experience. They have both received the highest attorney rating (AV*) under the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating system, confirming the respect and trust of the legal community for their decades of work. In perhaps the highest compliment to their skill, former and current clients regularly refer their family and friends to the firm.