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Animal Bites

Southern California Dog Bite and Animal Bite Injury Lawyer

Until it happens to you, you might not take dog bites seriously. The truth is, thousands of people are seriously injured every year because of owners who cannot control their animals. The physical and emotional scars of a serious bite or attack can last a lifetime.

If you or a child in your family has suffered a serious dog bite, your first action should be to seek medical attention. Even minor bites and punctures can be painful and cause serious injuries from muscle damage and infections. Your next action should be to talk to an experienced personal injury litigation attorney.

Successful Litigation for Plaintiffs, Built On Our Insurance Defense Experience

Fernandez & Lauby LLP has been providing effective, successful personal injury litigation services since 1998. Our team of trial attorneys have earned a reputation for providing successful defense representation on behalf of insurance companies throughout Southern California. We use that experience to vigorously protect the rights of the injured, as well. It makes sense to hire a law firm that understands how both sides are likely to prepare their case.

In California, Pet Owners Have Strict Liability for Their Animal's Actions

When a pet owner fails to protect the safety of others, they can become liable for injuries inflicted by their pets, whether the dog is a dangerous breed, or has dog has never bitten anyone before. We help injured parties recover those damages to pay for time missed from work, medical expenses or reconstructive surgery.

Our lawyers are highly experienced litigators and have developed a strong reputation for pursuing personal injury cases. We won't push you into taking your case to trial unless it is the only way to protect your rights. We tailor our representation to fit your needs and base our case on the facts, the opportunities available to us and your decisions about compensation and expediting the process.

Backed by significant trial and negotiation experience, our office has built a reliable track record of performance for all kinds of clients. We understand how vital your animal bite case is to you and your family, and we act as your advisor keeping you informed and involved throughout the process.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

We offer all potential clients the opportunity to meet with an attorney free of charge to discuss your case and find out if we can help you pursue compensation for injuries sustained as a result of an animal attack or dog bite. Contact us today either online or by phone toll free at 888-959-8508 to schedule a consultation at one of our three convenient offices in Riverside, Irvine, California.

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We make it a priority to provide outstanding legal support, advice and representation for clients throughout Southern California. From class action litigation involving groups of employees to individual representation for one employee, we are focused on building strong solutions for clients.

Talk to us first. Call an office near you, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.

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--- Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ---

Employment attorney,Brian Mankin, discusses the recent decision by the California Supreme Court regarding the future of forced arbitration in our most recent article entitled, California Supreme Court Opens Door to Challenging Forced Arbitration

--- Friday, May 17, 2013 ---

Kyle Lauby of Fernandez & Lauby LLP was part of a panel presentation yesterday at West Coast Casualty. The topic was "Getting Back to the Basics and the Reason Why the WCC Seminar Was Begun in the First Place". Kyle presented issues from a developer's prospective and Jeffrey Kramer, Esq., Hon. Nancy M. Saitta, Stephen Weber, Esq., Steve Lokus, Robert Mann, Esq. and Marc C. Phillips, Esq. were also part of the panel.

--- Thursday, May 9, 2013 ---

We are so thankful for your efforts and especially thankful of Misty's ability and willingness to jump in last week and get this across the finish line. Misty is a fabulous asset to your practice with the temperament, style and substance of an A+ litigator. The acorn fell right next to that tree! Talk to you very soon. --Roxanne and Bob

--- Thursday, March 14, 2013 ---

Check out this recent article from Patch.com! Attorney Brian Mankin provides insight to local media regarding a recent decision by the Court of Appeals.

--- Monday, July 2, 2012 ---

Edward A. Fernandez has launched a private mediation practice serving Southern California. Head over to TopPickMediator to check it out!

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Riverside, CA 92501
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