Tree Falls on a House in Lithonia

Premises liability is the term used when someone gets injured on someone else’s property due to a danger on that property. For example, a faulty piece of playground equipment could be the basis for a suit against the owner if a child gets injured. One possible way this can happen is a tree falling over in a storm. If that tree was known to be dead and it hit someone’s house or injured someone, there could be legal consequences.

Trees can fall at any time, even if they look healthy on the outside. One family in Lithonia recently found that out when a tree on their property got blown over into their home. Six people were in the house at the time when the tree struck. Thankfully, no one was hurt from the impact, but the kitchen was entirely demolished.

If this tree had fallen on a neighbor’s home, the homeowners could have been held liable. Property damage and injury could have resulted. Insurance may cover some of these costs, but depending on the circumstances that might not be enough. That’s when you need to call a skilled personal injury lawyer.

If you live in North Georgia and have been injured in any kind of accident, call the lawyers at Stokes & Kopitsky today. Our skilled injury attorneys are ready to help you file a lawsuit. We can help you get your life back on track after an accident.

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