If a tree fell from my yard during yesterday’s storm causing damage to my neighbor’s fence. Am I responsible for damages?

What damages am I responsible for?

Asked on September 12, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Georgia


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No you are not since the tree fell due to an "Act of God" (i.e. the storm). Had it fallen due to its being dead or dying, then you would bear responsibility. At this point, your neighbor can make a claim on thier homeowner's insurance.

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