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But How Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Against a Tree?


The lady who ran into you in the car accident in Atlanta did not stop at the stop sign because she could not see it. And this was not a “could not see” because she wasn’t paying attention or because she was talking on the cell phone or putting on make-up. No, she literally could not see it because the tree planted in the right of way was so overgrown that it was covering it up. She could not see the stop sign.

It’s all well and good to acknowledge the fact that the lady who hit you was not at fault because she could not see the sign, but that doesn’t change the fact that you were still seriously injured in the accident and your car sustained a good amount of damage. Justice seems to demand that there be some accountability on the part of the responsible party, but how is one supposed to bring a personal injury claim against a tree?

The answer, of course, is that one can’t. However, one can hold the person or entity that allowed the tree to grow out of control responsible. If the tree was in the right of way, it may have been the city’s responsibility to ensure that it was cut back away from the stop sign so that an accident did not occur. If the city has contracted with a landscaping service then they bear the responsibility. If the tree was growing over the stop sign from someone’s private property, then the property owner would need to be held accountable.

Atlanta car accident lawyer John Snyder is an expert at sorting out such cases to determine all responsible parties and help bring them to accountability. To get the compensation you deserve from everyone who bears part of the blame for your car accident, call John Snyder to schedule a consultation.

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