If you have been hurt because of a falling tree, you may be wondering if you can pursue compensation. The answer is yes – in most cases, you can file a personal injury claim to seek damages for your injuries. This blog post will discuss the basics of pursuing compensation after a tree fall incident. We will also cover some of the most common injuries that occur in these incidents.
Pursuing Compensation for Falling Tree Injuries
To win your personal injury case for a falling tree injury, you will need to prove that the other party acted negligently in some way. For example, if the tree was not properly maintained and it fell on you as a result, the property owner may be held liable.
If the tree was on public property, the government entity responsible for maintaining the premises may be held liable. In order to win your case, you will need to show that the other party knew or should have known about the dangerous condition of the tree and failed to take action to fix it. In addition, even if a public entity in California does not know about the dangerous condition as a result of failing to inspect a tree that it owned or controlled, it can be held liable if a reasonable system would have revealed the defect causing the dangerous condition.
Recoverable Damages in a Falling Tree Injury Case
There are a few different types of damages you may be able to recover if you win your case. These include:
- Medical expenses: You can seek reimbursement for all the medical treatment you receive as a result of your injuries, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, and physical therapy.
- Lost wages: If you have been unable to work because of your injuries, you can seek compensation for the wages that you have lost.
- Pain and suffering: You may be able to recover damages for the physical pain and emotional suffering that you have endured as a result of your injuries.
We're Here to Help Injured Victims
If you have been injured in a falling tree accident, contact a personal injury lawyer from Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP today to discuss your case right away. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling these types of cases and we will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.