Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Tree-Related Fatalities

February 23, 2024

Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Tree-Related Fatalities When tragedy strikes in a tree-related incident resulting in loss of life, the quest for justice often begins with the grieving families. From the plaintiff’s perspective, they seek answers and accountability. However, it’s worth noting that attorneys representing the defendant and insurance companies are also part of this intricate […]

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Consulting Arborist for Tree-Related Personal Injury Cases

February 9, 2024

Why Hire a Consulting Arborist as an Expert Witness? In cases where tree-related personal injuries occur, determining liability is a complex process. Several parties may bear responsibility, and the specifics of each case play a crucial role. Property Owner’s Responsibility Property owners are generally responsible for the trees on their land.  If a tree falls […]

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The Goose and The Gander, Revisited

January 19, 2024

The Goose and The Gander, Revisited The proverb “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” suggests that what benefits one should benefit another in similar circumstances. Ms. Barbara Balzer found that this time-honored phrase was a perfect fit for her neighbor, Ms. Cindy Ryan. A large pine tree stood on Ms. Balzer’s […]

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Good Trees Make Bad Neighbors

January 5, 2024

Good Trees Make Bad Neighbors. The actual quote from Robert Frost was somewhat different, but the result was the same: neighbors like their privacy.   Neighbor disputes are ubiquitous.  When trees become the fence, the issue often becomes contentious and often litigious.  These disputes commonly include anger, resentment, threats, bad acting, trespass, physical violence, and […]

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Expert Tree Witnesses: A Key Asset in Product Liability Lawsuits

November 14, 2023

  In the intricate realm of product liability cases, where the stakes are high and the intricacies numerous, the assistance of a tree expert witness can prove invaluable.  These experts, often referred to as expert tree consultants, play a pivotal role in providing specialized knowledge and testimony that can sway the outcome of a case. […]

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How to Choose a Tree Expert Witness for a Personal Injury Case

November 1, 2023

If you are representing a client in a personal injury case involving a tree-related accident, then you need to read this guide on how to choose a tree expert witness.   Whether you’re representing the plaintiff or the defendant, your best bet is to get a tree expert witness on your side. A certified arborist […]

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How a Tree Expert Witness Can Help Determine Wrongful Death

October 16, 2023

Trees can cause wrongful death if not properly maintained.  Learn how a tree expert witness can help determine wrongful death. Did you know that depending on where you live, trees should be pruned at least once a year with regularity?  Unfortunately, trees that have been neglected can be a hazard for anyone in their vicinity. […]

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Exploring the Role of a Tree Expert Witness in Insurance Claims

September 18, 2023

Florida boasts more palm trees than any other state, including tropical Hawaii.  While these trees are necessary for landscaping, they can sometimes lead to accidents.  That’s when the expertise of a tree expert witness becomes invaluable. Are you wondering how it works? Keep reading to learn about the critical role of a tree expert witness […]

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Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal?

March 13, 2023

Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal? Do you need clarification on the laws surrounding fallen tree removal? If so, here are some things you need to know.  First and foremost, it depends.  Is the subject tree on your neighbor’s property?  Did it fail in a significant storm?  Was it a dead tree?  Was the […]

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Do Dead Trees Talk?

April 19, 2022

Do dead trees talk? Yes. 11:30 p.m. Had you been there on the wooded hill illuminated by the full moon, you would have definitely heard the noise. But you probably would never, ever have imagined its source. Something like a muffled groan but intuitively not human. Time would pass and you would have filed the […]

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