CALIFORNIA LEGAL BLOG

Car Damaged on Chester Avenue by Errant Tree Branch

On September 11th, 2020, at around noon on Chester Avenue, a large tree branch fell on a passing-by car. The branch’s length is estimated to be longer than 20 feet. The female driver was unharmed, though her car was badly damaged. The tree is reported to have been owned by the city.

Was Your Vehicle Damaged by A Fallen Tree Branch?

Overgrown trees can be dangerous to those who are traveling nearby. A sizable tree branch falling from great heights can even kill a person. If you are a driver whose vehicle was damaged by a fallen tree branch, can you file a claim against the owner of the tree? The answer is yes, you can. Even if you are uninjured, if your vehicle was damaged due to the incident you can claim economic damages due to negligence from the tree owner. However, the legal process can differ depending on whether the tree is owned by an individual, a corporation, or even the city government. If you’d like to get our advice regarding your case for free, you can contact us by calling (866) 698-2306.

Source: Pasadena Now