Fresno Personal Injury Attorney


Finding the best fit for your personal injury case can be a difficult process.  If you or a loved on has been injured in an accident give us a call and we can help you get the compenstation you need. 

Suffering a seious personal injury or car accident is a life changing experience characterized by fear and uncertainty.  This is especially true if the injury is severe.  and its occurance was out of nowhere.  If this has happened to you it may be in your best interest to hire a fresno personal injury attorney to help you, and advocate for your full and fair financial compensation. 


In order to recover the compensation you that you need to pay for your medical bills, compensate for your lost wages, and recompensate you for your noneconomic damages like pain and suffering you should consider hiring a fresno personal injury lawyer. 

consider results experience and client testimonials not just who does the most advertising.  


Ask the Attorney for some of his past results before you hire the Attorney to work on your case. 


Make sure that the Attorney has had plenty of clients from the past that can tell you about his results. 


If you have been in a car accident than you need an experienced car accident attorney the same for any type of injury. 

watch out for firms that have fake review or online spam marketing if these firms are doing this type of thing than they may be involved in other unsaviory activities. 


If you have any further questions give us a call at 559-441-1418.

If you or a loved on has been injured by a dog bite you should consult our office to get a consultation regarding your legal rights.

Most pet owners are responsible regarding there pets.  However, recently there has been an uptick in dog bites and other lawsuits regarding animals simply not being kept, trained or responsibly held by there owners.  

Many people do not spend the time to properly train and care for there animals especially dogs.  This could lead to someone being seriously injured.  All to often our office has seen injuries resulting from out of control dogs, running wild, not leashed, owners that let the dogs run wild through the neighborhoods.  If you have been injured by one of these negligent actions you should 


One of the most common occurances is someone who is out walking there dog when another dog that is running loose, or has not been properly trained gets away from the owner and attacks another dog owner or dog. 

This is unfortunately very common.  A dog not on a leash that is left to run wild sees another dog and attacks both the dog and the owner of another dog.  Many times people have large dogs that have not been properly trained and are very wild.  They are kept in small apartments or condos that were never meant to house the very large dogs.  The dogs when they get out are out of control and not trained and are therefore very dangerous.  

A dog bit can cause tendon, bone and nerve damage, not to mention the damage you get from possible infections.  Sometimes the dog will even kill the other animal in the attack and cause emotional distress to the people that have to watch the out of control animal kill there pet.

As a responsible dog owner and lover I can imagine how devestating it must be to have your pet killed and yourelf badly injured because of a negligent dog owner. 

Dog attacks can be very serious in 2016 alone more than 31 people were killed by dog attacks.  There are over 4.5 million dog bite attacks annually.  Often it is not an isolated incident and not the dogs fault but a very negligent owner.  


In California, under Civil Code Section 3342 (a) the owner of a dog that bites someone with the limited exception of emergency dogs, is legally responsible for all damage and inuries caused by the dog. 

liablity exists for the dog owner regardless of how careful they are in restraining the dog. 

If you are walking on a public sidewalk and a dog suddenly comes out and bites you then you can sue the dog owner under the above-mentioned statute.  


As stated above a dog bit claim may include an negligent infliction of emotional distress claim.  the elements of this claim are 1. the plaintiff is closely related to the victim

2. was present at the scene

3. was aware at the time of what was going on 

4. as a result suffered emotional distress.  

This could be the case where your child was injured by a dog bite. 

After a dog bit the dog may be quarantied.

You may  have to recive a series of rabies vaccinations over a 28 day period.  

If you have been injured by a dog bite give us a call and we can help you get through this.  559-441-1418. 

If you have a loved one that has suffered injury or death due to negligence or abuse there are laws that protect elderly and disabled from neglect.  


California law protects elders, dependant adults, and developmentally disabled persons from many types of abuse and neglect.  An "elder" is anyone within California who is 65 years or older. 

A "dependant" adult ia any person between the ages of 18 and 64 who resides in California and who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights.  A dependant adult may also include the elderly, those suffering from dementia, the developmentally disabled, the brain injured psychiatric patients and, in some instances, thiose in rehabilitation facilities. 



Abondonment (desertion of an elder by his or caregiver)

abduction (removal from and/ or restraint outside California)

finanical - illegal or unethical exploitation or use of elders assets, funds,and or property

isolation intentional prevention from of an elder from communicating with others

neglect ( failure by caretakers to perform duties and obligations relating to elders health and welfare

physcial abuse infliction of pain and suffering including use of physical restraints and prescription drugs 

other treatment that can cause physical harm and suffering. 

In addition, the denial by a care custodian of goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering constitutes elder abuse under California Law.  Care custodians are administrators or employees of any facility proving care or services for elders and dependant adults. 

If you have been injured in a car accident give us a call so we can help you obtain the care that you need.   If you have been injured because of the negligence of someone else then you need representation.  

I along with my other Attorneys I associate with represent clients who have suffered personal injuries in automobile accidents, motorcyle, and truck accidents.  

also, we handle other accidents involving vehicles including those involving drunk drivers or hit and run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as well as accidents suv, and semi  tractor accidents.

inuurie suffered as a result of the these type of accidents can be severe and life altering.  You may have suffered whiplash or burns to your head or neck or have nerve damage as a result of these accidents. 

We understand these type of accidents and the fact that you want to get back to work and get your life back on track as soon as possible after one of these type of accidents. 


Medical bills paid

lost wages

future medical loses as a result of the accident

If you try to deal with an insurance company on your own chances are you will lose out on some of the compensation you may need to make your life whole again. 

so give us a call so we can help you 559-441-1418.

I am Gerald Schwab I have helped many hundreds of people recover for accidents and injuries sustained in accidents.  If a loved one has died after a devestating motorcyle accident you will be upset and confused.  We can help you through this time and get you the compensation you may need.  

Below I will discuss how these type of accidents are usually handled.


The agency that conducts the investigation depends on where the accident occured.  If the fatality occured in the city then the local police agency or sheriffs department will handle the investigation.  If the fatality occurred on a Highway then the California Highway Patrol will conduct the investigation.  The CHP will conduct the investigation. 


According to data provided by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), motorcyle fatalities occured twenty-seven times more often than deaths in other vehicles.  Approximately 4,586 bilers lost there lives in traffic colllisions in 2014 alone.  


A motorcyle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries to a biker, ranging from bone fracture and spinal cord injury to internal organ trauma and brain injury.   A victim who has suffered any of these type of injuries can undergo a long period  of rehabilitation that oftentimes compounded by the mounting medical bills and financial losses.  If a wrongful death is caused by the negligence of another party in a motorcyle accident, the family of the victim may recover for the following damages:

loss of affection, consortium, comofort and moral support

loss of inheritance

future financial support loss

funeral and burial expenses

household service loss

loss of parental care, training, and guidance

There is a strict limit on the time in which parties directly related to the deceases may file a wrongful death claim in California.  The statute of limitations is two years from the date of the individuals passing. If a government entity is involved, the time to file may be drastically reduced.  An Attorney with years of experience can guide a family through the process of filing a claim against the party responsible for their loved ones wrongful death.   

I am an Attorney that along with the Attorneys that I work with can handle your case as we have done many times before. Check out my reviews on avvo, yelp, google and elsewhere. 


If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product you may be able to sue under what is known as product liability law. 

California has a well developed body of law to deal with what is known as defective products. 


An example could be as simple

as you bought a bike from the local bike shop.  When you drove the bike home the front fork broke and you fell causing injuries to you.  


A product could be anything from bottled water food all the way to cars motorcyles, motorhomes, a bicycle is a product under the law so in the above example would be subject to product liability law. 


 A product is not defective just because someone is injured while using it.  In fact if you misuse the product then that will be a defense against the injuries you sustained.  For example doing jumps on the road bike could be an example of misuising the bike and could make you liable or offset the damages. 

what are the types of defects? 

A product could be defective based upon a 1. A design defect 2. a manufacturing defect 3. a failure to warn or in some instances all three.

a well manufactured product could still be defective because of the design of the product poses an unreasonable risk under a risk benefit analyis. 

This type of defect may occur if there is an engineering flaw which causes failure bases upon stress loads a failure to incorporate a safety device or some other defect which makes the product unreasonably dangerous.  

If you have bought a defective product and are injured then everyone in the chain of command could be liable for the damages.  So it is best to get the product to an Attorney so they could assess your rights as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call and we can help you through this.  

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Gerald Schwab, Jr.


Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr.
Fresno Personal Injury Attorney
5588 N Palm Ave,
Fresno, CA 93704
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Phone: (559) 295-0391