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Premises Injury Classifications

Premises injuries are based on negligence. Duty of Care is impacted by classifications.

Not all dog bites or slips and falls are the same. Where did you slip and fall? Work? Public sidewalk? A neighbors driveway?

Learn your premises injury classification to best understand the value of the injury you experienced, then review the list of injuries our Injury Ally legal team can help you with.

Trespasser Injury Classification

Entering a neighbors yard and being bit by their dog to retrieve your ball is classified as a trespasser injury. They may still be liable but this classification impacts your case.

Another example is being injured in a store while looting it after hours. You could have a case of liability if you fell into broken glass.

Not being invited onto a business property, then being injured is still cause to sue. The classification changes the award, and it’s a classic case of needing expert help from a lawyer.

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Licensee Injury Classification

Has your landlord’s neglect caused you injury? Then your case falls under the classification of Invitee.

An Invitee is someone who is on the premises with business purpose. Apartment residents, hotel guests, shoppers in a retail store are all invitees.

When you are on the property of a business doesn’t classify your case as an invitee unless you are doing business. Shopping during business hours makes you an invitee. Tripping and injuring yourself on broken glass inside a store during a riot would not make you an invitee. See California Civil Code 1427(a) for clarification.

Invitee Premises Injury Classification

Someone with express or implied permission to enter a property is an Invitee. Examples are of course family relatives to friends and neighbors.

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