Kevin Flahavan Named to Rising Stars List

In June, 2017, Kevin Flahavan was named to Super Lawyers Southern California’s Rising Stars List. An achievement given to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Southern California! To read the full Super Lawyers Article click the link below….

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Kevin Flahavan: 2017 Southern California Rising Stars List

From Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars Edition June, 2017:

To say Kevin Flahavan feels at home in his new Westlake Village office would be an understatement. He literally grew up in a law firm. The son of William Flahavan, lead author of the “Personal Injury Practice Guide,” was just 8 years old when his dad turned part of the house into an office. He believes it is a big reason for his firm’s success.

“I remember all of the clients who would come to the house,” says Flahavan. “Without fully understanding the circumstances, I think I just associated them with friends and family. That mentality is something that has always stayed with me. I want to represent each of my clients just as I would my own family members.”

There was never a shortage of great attorneys around either. Flahavan is the godson of Tom Girardi of Girardi Keese and went to elementary school with the daughter of Larry Grassini of Grassini Wrinkle & Johnson. In 2016, he handled separate cases with each of their firms.

“These are people I’ve always looked up to,” says Flahavan. “You can learn a hundred things just from being around them for ten minutes. They each have their own unique style or way of doing things that make them great, but I think the one thing they have in common is a genuine care for their clients and a love for this profession. I like to think that’s one thing I share with them.”

Personal injury law has become the Flahavan family business. Kevin’s older brother, Brian Flahavan, has a firm in Northern California, which allows the Flahavans to handle cases throughout California. “My brother and I were extremely lucky to have such great parents,” says Flahavan. “They just wanted us to do something that we were passionate about. I think we saw how much our dad loved his work and his passion really rubbed off on us.”

Kevin Flahavan’s passion has been noticeable throughout the legal community. It’s one of the reasons why he was recently elected to the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors. In addition to his practice, Flahavan is passionate about animals. He is a sponsor of the Ventura County Sherriff’s K9 Golf Tournament and, as you can see, loves Dobermans.

 

 

 

 

What Should You Do After a Dog Bite?

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Dog bites should not be taken lightly. Not only can a dog bite become infected, it can cause long-term health problems and expensive medical bills. A dog bite can also have psychological effects on a person. Moreover, there is no guarantee the dog will not strike again.

What do you do after a dog has bitten you? There are several steps you can take after a dog bite to ensure your health will not be greatly affected and that you get the compensation you deserve.

Seek Medical Attention

The types of injuries caused by a dog bite vary, but in extreme cases the victim may die after being attacked by a canine. Regardless of how serious a dog bite is, you should always seek medical attention afterwards. If the skin was broken by the dog’s teeth, the likelihood of a dog bite infection is high. Get yourself to the emergency room immediately. If the bite is severe, call 9-1-1 for medical assistance.

Treat it at Home

While it is recommended to go to the hospital after a dog bite, many California residents choose to treat dog bites at home. If you choose to do so, it is important to immediately wash the wound with soap and water. Washing the wound will eliminate bacteria in and around the area. It may not stop an infection, however, which is why a trip to the emergency room is a good idea.

Report the Dog to the Authorities

After seeking medical attention, it is important to contact the local health department to report the animal, especially if you believe the dog to be a stray. Stray dogs can carry diseases like rabies. If you can identify the dog and its owner, you should contact animal control and the police. In California, you are entitled to compensation if the dog’s owner can be found. However, practically speaking, they will most likely need to be covered by their homeowners insurance policy.

In some cases, drastic steps must be taken following a bite. In Concord, California, police recently shot a dog after it bit a 10-month-old baby.

Take Photos

Once you have reported the incident, make sure you take photographs of the wound. These can be used by your attorney to prove the severity of the damage.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Due to the medical expenses and trauma a dog bite can inflict on a victim, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can get you a settlement that takes care of potentially extensive medical expenses.

In Fremont, California postal workers are being trained to prevent dog bites that would otherwise put them out of work.

Flahavan Law Offices

If you or a loved one has experienced a dog bite, contact Flahavan Law Offices. Flahavan Law specializes in personal injury law and can give you advice on avhieving the compensation you deserve. Visit our dedicated page on dog bites or contact us directly. Flahavan Law Offices is here to help with all your personal injury law needs.