Sacramento Tree Crushes Car

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February 05, 2016
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Sacramento Tree Crushes Car

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Tree Injury Lawyer. A gigantic tree came crashing down on a BMW parked in the driveway of a home at Merritt Way and Clunie Drive in Sacramento. The owner of the silver luxury sedan indicated that she had recently been in the car with a small child when she forgot something in the house and ran in to get it. She said she left her child strapped into a car seat for just a few moments to retrieve and item. She commented on how quickly a situation can turn deadly. It wasn’t too long after that when a huge tree came down on her car. She, and her child, were not in the car at the time.

WATCH: Youtube Video, Wind Topples Trees in Sacramento, By our friends at KCRA3 News. Although, this is not the incident involving the silver luxury sedan written about above, it is about a luxury sedan crushed in East Sacramento by huge cedar tree in February of 2014.

What Caused the Tree to Fall?

Apparently a strong breeze whipping through the Sacramento community contributed to bringing this monster of a tree down. Additionally, wet soil from recent rainfall may have also been a factor.

Trees Falling During Adverse Weather

Sacramento is fondly nicknamed The City of Trees.  Sacramento boasts a huge number of trees per capita. Most Sacramento citizens find our beautiful trees, spring blossoms and gorgeous fall leaves to be pleasing aesthetically.  From time to time, our beautiful trees can become dangerous or even deadly. Especially, during adverse weather conditions. Other reasons can contribute to a tree becoming dangerous and/or deadly. Neglect in the proper care and maintenance of a tree can cause problems. Allowing a tree to decay, rot and die without taking necessary action to protect others from harm is a classic example of negligence.   Injury, death and/or property damage may result from falling trees.

To determine who is at fault for a fallen tree or fallen limb, the location of the tree should be taken into consideration.

Sacramento Tree Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer, practicing since 1982.  If you need assistance in pursuing a claim due to injuries or death from a fallen tree limb or fallen tree, I would be happy to review your case, talk to you about your serious injuries and represent you in your claim.

I have handled numerous injury claims due to fallen trees and limbs. I understand the complexities relating to these types of cases.  Keep in mind that claims against a governmental agency, a city or state usually falls under claims that must be filed immediately.  If a claim is not filed within 6 months from the date of injury, a person may be forever barred from pursuing compensation for the resulting injuries to that person and/or their property.  Since timeliness is so crucial, it is wise to promptly contact a personal injury lawyer to assist you. For free, friendly advice, please call me now (916) 921-6400 or toll free at (800) 404-5400.

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Photo Attribution: By J.smith (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Sacramento Tree Crushes Car – KCRA3 News 2/2/2016 11pm broadcast