Ask 2: If a neighbor’s tree has dead limbs that hang over the sidewalk of my property, will I be liable if a branch falls on someone?

The thunderstorm moved through Gainesville, snapping trees and bringing down limbs.

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Question: If a neighbor’s tree has dead limbs that hang over the sidewalk of my property, will I be liable if a branch falls on someone?

Answer: The tree owner and not the neighboring property owner will be responsible for any damages that occur because a branch falls.  This comes from Randy Sorrels, one of the top personal injury lawyers in Texas.

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