Extreme weathers could cause even the healthiest trees to fall and damage property and lives. In fact, data released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that every year, more than 100 individuals are killed by falling trees and other landscape-related incidents, many of which resulted from circumstances far beyond human foresight.
Property owners could not be held liable for trees that fell and injured an individual due to storms, tornadoes, lightning, earthquakes, and any other natural calamities. However, an injury caused by an incident that could have been prevented with the aid or interference of the property owner might be held against him. For instance, a property owner’s negligence to remove an unhealthy tree means he is allowing the unsafe tree to become a hazard during a bad weather. This could mean that the property owner might be held liable for the damages caused by his inaction.
If you have been hurt in an incident caused by another person’s negligence, consult with a Milwaukee-based personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn about the possibility of filing a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.