Who is Responsible for a Fallen Tree?

Who-is-Responsible-for-a-Fallen-TreeSevere El Nino storms snapped trees and power lines from San Diego to North Los Angeles this weekend.

Wind gusts reached 65 mph in Malibu. A falling oak tree in San Diego killed a woman and crushed three parked cars around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Falling trees and poles can cause serious injuries and property damage. Who is responsible for a fallen tree?

Cities and property owners have a duty to keep trees and other hazards safe. If a poorly maintained tree falls, the city or the homeowners insurance has to pay for the damages.

You maybe able to the tree owner responsible for your damages, if the tree was weakened by mandatory water restriction or drought.

It is important to act quickly. Premise liability cases are tricky, especially if you’re dealing with the city. Talking to a lawyer will help.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we’re not afraid of tough accidents. Even if we can’t take your case, we’re more than willing to discuss your rights and options moving forward.

We’re happy to help you day or night at 1-800-881-2021. The sooner you call, the more we can do for your case.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.