With Tropical Storm Elsa making its way up the East Coast, the Verify team looked into who is responsible for a toppled tree that lands on a home.
WASHINGTON — With Tropical Storm Elsa expected to hit the Washington, D.C. region, homeowners are preparing for heavy rain and wind. That includes in St. Mary’s County where a State of Emergency has already been declared.
The full WUSA9 weather forecast can be found here.
The Verify team is getting ahead of the damage and looking into who is responsible for paying for damage caused by toppled trees.
If a home is damaged by a toppled tree, from either a neighbor’s lawn or public property, who is responsible for paying for repairs?
Generally speaking, the claim should be made by the homeowner, regardless of where the tree came from. This applies for trees located on a neighbor’s property and those on public land.