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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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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Death, Injury, & Property Damage from Trees

March 29, 2019

During February, I received four requests from different insurance companies to render an opinion on the unfortunate outcome of trees falling on people and onto property causing property damage. One death, one personal injury, and two homes with extensive damage. One month. Trees can be and are dangerous. That danger grows exponentially when the subject […]

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Ten Commandments (Recommendations) of Settling Tree Claims

November 26, 2018

Across my desk came the assignment for the insured claim of irreparably damaging a protected tree during construction. It seems as though the construction personnel, shall we say, drifted across the tree barricades and smacked a protected tree but good. The government arborist cited code violations and a six-figure number for mitigation. There were pictures. […]

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