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Who could be held responsible if a tree falls and hurt someone?

Posted on March 23, 2015 3:47 pm under Premises Liability

Collapsing trees and falling branches may not just result in extensive property damage, they may also cause debilitating physical injuries that could affect your work and your finances, and in the worst cases, cause death. To learn whether your situation qualifies you to file for a claim against your neighbor, you should first prove that your neighbor has been negligent in its management of the tree.

For instance, a neighbor is cutting down a tree on his own yard without professional help. The tree then fell down onto another neighbor’s home, causing physical injury and damage to the property. The neighbor cutting down the tree without professional help could be held liable for the damages incurred by the victimized neighbor. Another situation could be if the owner knew that a tree was dying and prone to falling, or if you previously complained about the safety issue it posed, he or she might be held accountable for all the damages it causes in the case of a fall.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Appleton individuals who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence fight for the compensation they believe they are owed. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action.