Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Tree Branches By Steve Charpentier on August 01, 2016

A man and woman walking, arms around each other, in a public park under hanging tree branchesEven those premises liability cases that seem relatively straightforward on their face can be extremely complex, requiring the representation of skilled attorneys with extensive experience and success in handling such cases. This is particularly true of premises liability cases involving falling tree branches. Determining and proving liability in these cases can be tricky matters. The skilled personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have the resources, knowledge, and wherewithal to handle even the most complex premises liability cases involving falling tree branches carefully.

If your potential personal injury case involves premises liability and falling tree branches, Melbourne, FL attorney Stephen G. Charpentier would welcome the opportunity to evaluate your claim and advise you of your legal rights and options. If you or a member of your family was injured by a falling tree branch on someone else’s property, or if you tragically lost a family member due to such an accident, please contact Charpentier Law Firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your premises liability case.

Falling Tree Branch Injuries on Private Property

When a falling tree branch injury occurs on private property, the first responsibility of our attorney would be to determine the extent of the property owner’s duty to ensure the safety of entrants onto that property. For example, if the visitor onto the property is injured by a falling branch while walking on a multi-acre, heavily wooded piece of land, then it might be unreasonable to expect the property owner to maintain all of the trees on the property. However, it might be reasonable to expect the property owner to provide visitors with warnings about which areas of his or her land might be unsafe to enter, especially if the property owner knows these areas to be potentially unsafe.

On a private property with only one or a few trees, however, the property owner or other person responsible for the upkeep of the property has a duty to ensure that trees are properly maintained. If trees are not properly maintained, and a branch falls and causes injury, then the party responsible for the maintenance of the trees can be held liable for the losses and expenses related to the injury in a court of law.

Falling Tree Branch Injuries on Public Property

Cases in which falling tree branch injuries occur on public property, such as a public park, can be more complicated. In such cases, we must be able to demonstrate that the government entity or other local entity responsible for maintaining the park and its trees failed in its duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors or to warn visitors of potentially unsafe conditions that they were or should have been aware of. Proving liability on the part of a government or local entity can be difficult, though far from impossible.

Learn More about Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Tree Branches

To arrange for an evaluation of your premises liability case involving a falling tree branch injury, please contact Charpentier Law Firm today.

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