How To Sue After Car Crashes Caused By Trees
We can never quite predict what will happen when we get behind the wheels of our cars. Sometimes, we arrive at our destination safely. In other situations, we crash into other vehicles on the way. And in some very rare situations, falling trees and other acts of nature cause serious damage. For one New Hampshire woman, this did much more than simply stopping her from reaching her destination. It robbed her of her life. But what can you do if your crash was caused by a tree in New Hampshire? Can you sue?
Woman Killed After Colliding With Falling Tree in New Hampshire
On November 30th, it was reported that a woman had lost her life after colliding with a falling tree in New Hampshire. The incident occurred in Sunapee at about 6:30 PM, and it seems as though the woman was left with almost no time to react. Investigators believe that the Rav4 was traveling south down Route 11 when a tree suddenly fell across the roadway. The vehicle then impacted the tree, causing almost immediate death for the driver. First responders arrived and pronounced her dead on the scene.
Suing for Situations Like These
But what if the woman had survived? Could she sue? What about her family members? Could they sue for a situation like this? At first glance, it seems that a lawsuit is unlikely. After all, you cannot sue a tree for negligence. And even if you could, the tree could not provide you with much compensation. In addition, it’s important to note that in New Hampshire, in order to receive compensation for injuries caused by another, you must prove that party did something negligent or reckless to cause your injuries.
In the case of a falling tree, you may be able to sue the property owner or government agency that was responsible for the land upon which the tree stood. You would need to prove that this entity knew or should have known that the tree posed a risk to motorists, and that it should have been removed or trimmed prior to the crash. This is no easy feat, but a qualified expert, like an arborist, may be able to help gather proof.
Where Can You Find a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney in New Hampshire?
If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney, look no further than the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs in New Hampshire – and we know that hazards can appear when you least expect them. Whether you were injured by a falling tree or another motorist, it always makes sense to get in touch with a qualified attorney and review your legal options. Book your consultation today to get started.