Mobile, AL (WiredPRNews.com) Something that many property owners don’t realize is that they could face potential liability from dead or sick trees.
This means that if such a tree topples over and damages or destroys something the property owner will have to pay for damages. It also means that a property owner could be sued if a branch falls off a tree and does damage.
It is entirely possible that a property owner could be sued for any damage caused by a falling tree or branch. The person filing the suit could claim the property owner was negligent if he or she took no action to remove a dead or dying tree or to maintain the trees on the property.
According to Mobile tree service company, “To make matters worse the property owner’s insurance probably wouldn’t cover these damages. Instead the insurance company could say that the negligence abrogated a person’s right to file a claim. This means that the property owner would have to pay any legal bills and damages awarded by the court of pocket.”
If somebody was injured by a falling trunk or limb this could lead to a personal injury suit that could cost a property hundreds of thousands of dollars. Somebody could even lose their property in such a lawsuit in some states.
What all this means is that a property owner has a legal responsibility to properly maintain the trees on his or her property. The owner also has a responsibility to remove dead or sick trees before they become a threat to people and property.
The owner also has to take action against problems such as diseases and bugs that can kill trees. It is also possible for a neighbor to sue a property owner if he or she did not stop the progress of tree-killing bugs or diseases.
A property owner that wants to avoid legal conflicts with neighbors should definitely take care of his or her trees. The owner should also cut down dead or dying trees as soon as he or she sees them.
For more information, contact Premiere Tree Services of Mobile at 2029-B Airport Blvd. #151 Mobile, AL 36606, call (251) 219-0889, or visit http://www.topmobiletreeservice.com/.