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When a tree falls and causes personal injury, the consequences can be devastating for the victims. In this situation, having a knowledgeable and experienced New York City tree fall injury lawyer by your side can make all the difference. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we understand the complexities of tree-related accidents and are dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights.

We will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the tree fall accident, gather compelling evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts as needed. Our goal is to build a strong case on your behalf, demonstrating liability of the defendants and pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

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Can You Sue if a Tree Falls on You in New York?

Property owners are generally responsible for maintaining the safety of their premises, including trees on their property. If a tree falls due to a property owner or manager’s failure to inspect, maintain, or remove it, when necessary, they may be held liable for resulting injuries. 
Factors that may indicate negligence include:

  • Lack of Maintenance: If the property owner failed to maintain the tree properly, such as trimming dead branches or treating diseases, they may be held liable for resulting damages.
  • Dead or Diseased Tree: A dead or diseased tree poses a significant risk of falling and causing harm. Property owners have a duty to identify and address such hazards to prevent accidents.
  • Failure to Warn or Protect: In some cases, liability may arise if a property owner fails to warn visitors or occupants of the property about the risk posed by a potentially hazardous tree. The same holds true if they failed to take appropriate measures to protect against its collapse.
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Injuries Resulting from a Tree Fall in New York 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Internal injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

Legal Elements Our Tree Fall Injury Attorneys will Focus on to Establish Liability 

  • Negligence: To hold the at-fault party liable, our tree fall injury lawyers in New York City will demonstrate that the at-fault party was negligent in their duty to maintain the tree and prevent foreseeable hazards. This may involve proving that the defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous condition of the tree and failed to take reasonable steps to address it.
  • Duty of Care: We will establish that the at-fault party owed a duty of care to ensure the safety of visitors or occupants on their premises. This duty involves inspecting trees for signs of decay, disease, or instability on a regular basis and taking appropriate action to mitigate any identified risks.
  • Foreseeability: It is essential to show that the property owner or the defendant should have reasonably foreseen the risk of the tree falling and causing harm. This might involve providing evidence of prior incidents, complaints, or observable signs of decay or instability in the tree.
  • Causation: Our lawyers will establish a direct link between the property owner's negligence and the injuries sustained in the tree fall accident. This requires demonstrating that the unsafe condition of the tree was the proximate cause of the accident and resulting injuries.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff

Our Confidence to Maximize Your Compensation Stems from Our Formidable Record

Award-Winning Representation

Michael Lamonsoff, known as “The Bull” of personal injury law in New York, has earned numerous accolades and distinctions for his exceptional legal prowess. Recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in New York City by Super Lawyers, Expertise.com, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, the Bull brings unparalleled skills to every case.

Proven Track Record

Our history of obtaining large verdicts and settlements for clients injured in tree-related accidents demonstrates our ability to deliver results. Attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff leaves no stone unturned in protecting the rights of injury victims. You can trust us for all tasks from negotiating with insurance companies to litigating complex cases in court.

Client-Centered Approach

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our attorneys focus on the needs and concerns of clients above all else. “The Bull” and his dedicated team provide personalized legal representation, taking the time to understand the unique circumstances of each case. We also develop customized strategies to achieve the best possible outcome.

Accessible Legal Support

We understand that handling a legal process can be overwhelming, especially while recovering from injuries. That is why we strive to provide accessible and responsive legal support, keeping clients informed at every step and offering guidance and reassurance throughout the process.

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Type of Compensation Our NYC Tree Fall Injury Attorneys Can Obtain for You

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Income
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Disfigurement or Disability
  • Property Damage
  • Punitive Damages
  • Wrongful Death Damages

Key Steps We Will Take to Maximize Your Financial Compensation 

  • Investigating Liability: Determining who is responsible for a tree-related accident can be complex. Our team conducts thorough investigations to identify all potentially liable parties, whether it is a negligent property owner, a municipality, or another entity.
  • Building a Strong Case: We build strong and persuasive cases on behalf of our clients based on expansive legal knowledge and resources. We won’t miss a single step in our quest to protect your rights. This includes everything from gathering evidence to consulting with experts.
  • Negotiating Fair Compensation: We know how to handle the complexities of insurance claims and negotiations. Our attorneys will fight vigorously to obtain fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Our Capable and Resourceful Tree Injury Lawyers are Ready to Fight for You

Don't let the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses add to the physical and emotional toll of your injuries resulting from tree fall. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, is ready to provide the compassionate support and aggressive advocacy you need to hold the negligent parties liable and maximize your financial recovery. To set up your free consultation, call 212-962-1020 or reach us online. 


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