Falling Tree Accident at Almaden Quicksilver County Park
A San Jose tree accident injured three women when it fell recently. The women were hiking at Almaden Quicksilver County Park when the oak crashed down, trapping the three women underneath sometime before 10:00 a.m., according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The injured women were transported by first responders to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Two suffered moderate injuries while the trauma to the third was considered minor.
Tree Accident Closes Hiking Trail
The trail remained closed but reopened in the afternoon to bicyclists and hikers. Others who hike in the park said they weren’t shocked when they heard a tree crashed but were surprised at the injuries that occurred. One man and his friend said they saw the tree debris, branches and sawdust on both sides of the trail caused by the incident. Another hiker and local resident stated that they weren’t surprised. Because of the dry weather, many of the trees were in distress.
Weather Conditions Affect the Stability of Trees
In times when weather is exceptionally dry, windy or with torrential rains, trees become stressed and are more likely to fall. However, there isn’t any warning, and they can come down suddenly. Even just a tree limb can be extremely heavy and cause serious injuries if it falls on someone walking nearby.
Recovering Compensation After Being Injured in a Tree Accident
To recover compensation, first, it must be discovered who owns or is in charge of the property where the tree or a limb fell and caused an injury. While some trees are located on private properties, others are on land controlled by a business, city, state or even the federal government. An injury lawyer can assist you by discovering what entity or person is responsible. That is the first step in recovering compensation.
Claims Against Government Entities
The statute of limitations for filing a claim against a government entity such as the city, county or state is much shorter than most other personal injuries. You have only six months to file your injury claim. If you miss the deadline, the civil court judge will refuse to hear your case. Because there are other timelines involved, you might want to use an injury lawyer to handle your claim for you. This ensures that all paperwork is filed before the deadlines. In addition, the injury lawyer can negotiate with the government entity for you to help you get the best outcome.
California Tree Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a California tree accident lawyer. If a falling limb or tree injures you, you might be able to recover financial compensation to pay your medical bills, lost wages and for your pain and suffering. Get in touch with us at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached by calling (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly advice. For your convenience, we offer an online form to message us. We can set up an online or in-person consultation for you with one of our injury lawyers. During your consultation, you can have your questions answered, your case reviewed and you can find out what options there are to recover the compensation you deserve.
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