If all or part of a dangerous tree falls on your property and your neighbor knew or should have known it was dangerous, your neighbor is responsible for any damage you have suffered, including the cost of moving. Megan Euston, a spokesperson for Erie Insurance, said liability may depend on the condition of the tree before it fell. If the tree was dead or dying, the owner of the property where the tree was located could be considered negligent for not maintaining the tree properly. When a tree or branch of one property fell on another property, neighbors may be debating who is responsible for cleaning and paying for damages.
This includes preventing branches from sticking out and keeping an eye on whether your tree is close to dying or is at risk of falling, and how it may affect its neighbors. Neighbourhood relations across the Lehigh Valley are under pressure after heavy snow knocked down countless trees and branches. While his neighbors were on vacation, Wagner trimmed the branches of 26 hemlocks to the point where the branches hung above the border line. If the fallen tree caused damage to your neighbor's property or left a disaster and you feel responsible, you can always offer to split the cost or help clean up.
If a tree falls on your car, it's included in your auto policy, but if you don't have comprehensive coverage, the damage may not be covered. The crew will remove all or part of the tree if this poses an immediate risk to public safety, although they may leave trunks, stumps and tree branches to be removed later. And if your house was the only one on your block that was left without electricity and the power outage was due to direct damage to your house, such as the fall of a tree that broke your electricity meter, you may be eligible. The issue is confusing because if your tree falls on your neighbor's property when there's no storm, you're usually responsible, said Pat Borowski, senior vice president of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.
They are the responsibility of Parks and Recreation, which is responsible for planting, maintaining and removing all trees on park property. In addition, unit owners can only be entitled to legal redress (damages or injunctive relief) if the association's obligation with respect to the tree was breached, that is, if the association was negligent in performing (or failed to perform) the proper work. Brion said that if your neighbor's tree fell on your property during the storm, and you previously warned your neighbor that the tree was dangerous and had asked him to do something about it, then it could be your responsibility after all.