Have You Been Injured by a Falling Tree Limb?

One of the many reasons you pay regular taxes is to help keep your city safe. When you head off to work, run errands, or visit the local park, you have the right to expect that the public areas you frequent will be properly maintained. Some cities, however, fail to meet this reasonable expectation. For example, some cities’ management neglects to monitor the growth and decay of local trees. This may seem like a small issue, but the consequences can be catastrophic. A decaying tree branch can fall and injure local residents, causing injury, property damage, or even death.

If a tree branch falls on your car, for example, it can be extremely expensive to repair. You may have to replace the car entirely — which is money out of your pocket, despite the fact that you were not at fault. In other cases, falling tree branches hit people, causing broken bones, paralysis, or even fatalities. The financial costs of such an accident can be huge: soaring medical bills, for example. But the emotional costs can often be even worse.

Your Options

If you experienced injuries or damages due to a falling tree limb, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffered. An experienced attorney can help you figure out whether the city might be at fault.

If you are currently navigating the claims system at your insurance provider — health insurance, property insurance, or car insurance — an attorney may be able to help you there as well. You should not have to deal with complicated insurance systems alone; an attorney can fight for you and help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

We believe that city governments have an obligation to keep their citizens out of harm’s way. If you were the victim of a tree branch accident, you may be feeling frustrated, confused, or angry. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your options, whether it’s speaking with your insurance provider or pursuing a financial settlement.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss tree branch injuries and damage and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.

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