If your tree falls during a storm and damages your neighbor's property, are you liable? The answer is maybe.
Floridians have a long history of dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms, from the 1935 Labor Day hurricane striking the Florida Keys to the more recent Hurricane Matthew skirting the upper east coast. With heavily forested north-central Florida lacking any recent experience with tropical force and hurricane force winds, a significant portion of the reported Hurricane Matthew damage in the state involved falling trees and tree limbs. In light of such damage, many have asked what responsibility they may have for a tree that falls from one's property onto a neighbor's property. Continue reading >