Fresno Personal Injury Attorney


If you have been injured on someones property because of there negligence in the upkeep of that property you may have certain rights.  You should contact our office as soon as possible so that we can set up an appointment and get you the comsensation that you need. 

in this article I will be discussing premises liability and who is responsible for an accident occuring on someone elses property. 


When enters your property, they have a reasonable expectation of not getting injured.  This means that a property owner or a non owner resident are responsbile for maintaining a relatively safe environment.  This is known as "premisis liability" For example, a courier delivering a package may sue you for injuries if he slips and falls on an oil slick in the driveway.  But if that same courier was intoxicated or failed to take precautions or acted in an unsafe way then he may not have a valid claim.  

The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on that property  The kinds of incidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride.  Liability is determined by the laws and procedures ot the state in which the injury occured.  In some states the law will focus on the status of the injured party whether they were invited or they were trespassing etc. 

We will have a different blog relating to the occurances where you are injured due to the criminal acts of a third party on somoenes premises.  An example of this would by you are injured in a restaurant or a bar due to another customer attacking you. 

In those type of cases the injury and the occurance must have been forseable, in other words had there been prior injuries the same or sufficiently similiar to the damage you suffered and the property owner could have taken measures to protect you that would not have been to costly.  

If you have been injured on somoenes property please take the time to give us a call so that we can help you through this. 559 441 1418. 

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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