When your neighbor’s tree falls on your house, does anybody hear?

Rep. Jimbo Himes (D., CT) drops tree on neighbor's home

Rep. Jimbo Himes (D., CT) drops tree on neighbor’s home

In view of at least the threat of tomorrow’s anticipated snowstorm and accompanying high winds, this little article will explain the law. Who pays? In short, and the bad news I had to pass on to disappointed clients many times back in my days of ambulance chasing is, you do.

The exception: if the tree in question was known by your neighbor to be in danger of falling. Notice, followed by inaction, shifts the liability. So it goes.

You want a second opinion? Ask Attorney Barbara Clay.

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5 responses to “When your neighbor’s tree falls on your house, does anybody hear?

  1. She is the perfect lawyer if your yard is right next to I95 and your tree falls to block traffic. Although, when traffic slows down than the noise decreases.

    Something to think about.

    Anyway, she is great for noisy highway related storm tree falling incidents..

  2. Anonymous

    The Cos Cob snowplow-based economy is BACK!

  3. anon

    …and so that was how Barbara learned not to poke the bear.

  4. Anonymous

    thats what homeowners insurance is for. to protect your own property, or your neighbor if you were negligent (thats a maybe, depends on degree of negligence).

  5. Cos Cobber

    Christmas comes late to Cos Cob. Thank you pending snow storm.