Philadelphia Tree Fall Injury Lawyer

Table of Contents

    Trees can be inspiring and beautiful — but they can also be dangerous, and even deadly.  While trees may appear to be safely anchored into the ground, appearances can be deceiving.  A tree can look perfectly sturdy when in reality, it has already been fatally weakened by poor soil, insect infestation, or other factors.  When a tree is unhealthy or has been improperly maintained by the property owner, it can pose a serious threat to innocent passerby.

    Because trees and tree limbs are enormously heavy and often fall rapidly and unexpectedly, the injuries they cause are almost always severe.  Not only do tree accidents cause physical injury, they often leave their victims with emotional scars.  After an accident, injury survivors and family members who have lost loved ones often struggle to cope with feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, and depression.  To make matters even worse, tree injuries frequently lead to enormous medical bills which place survivors under huge financial strain.

    If you or someone you love was hurt by a tree fall accident caused by negligent property maintenance, you may be able to recover financial damages for all the pain you have endured.  The premises liability attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm can help.

    The Reiff Law Firm: Pennsylvania Tree Fall Injury Lawyers

    You and your family have been forced to shoulder a terrible burden.  Because of another person or company’s choices and actions, you have been condemned to months or years of physical suffering, emotional trauma, and financial hardship.  You and your loved ones deserve to see justice done.

    At the law offices of The Reiff Law Firm, we have highly experienced tree fall injury attorneys with a record of excellence.  For over 34 years, our seasoned lawyers have been representing Pennsylvanians in Bucks County, Berks County, Lancaster County, Lehigh County, Philadelphia, and more.  We have made multiple recoveries exceeding $1 million, and have won hundreds of millions for our clients since 1979.  If you have been hurt by a tree fall accident, our knowledgeable legal team is here to advocate on your behalf.

    To schedule your free consultation, call The Reiff Law Firm today at (215) 709-6940.

    Personal Injury Lawyers

    Tree Fall Injury Statistics

    Tree falls are more common than you might expect.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that roughly 100 tree fall injuries occur in the United States every year — that’s one incident every few days.  For those who work around trees, such as loggers and arborists, injury rates are as much as 10-30 times higher than the average accident rate per industry.  Tree fall accidents have recently occurred in Pennsylvania, according to our injury lawyers.  In 2009, 23-year-old jogger Mary Ladany was fatally struck by a falling tulip poplar branch in Philadelphia’s popular Fairmount Park. The branch which tragically killed Ladany was 30 feet long and fell from 50 feet above.  When non-fatal, falling trees and tree branches often cause terrible physical damage. Common tree fall injuries include:

    Who is Liable for Tree Fall Injuries?

    Trees that are diseased or infested with insects are not structurally sound, and are more likely to fall or break during windy or stormy weather.  Dead trees and trees whose roots have been exposed from soil erosion can fall at average wind speeds.  While damaged trees may be toppled by wind, natural forces alone are not responsible.  Such trees would have been safe if appropriate maintenance measures were taken. In other words, most tree accidents involve premises liability.

    If a landowner knows that a tree on his or her property is hazardous but fails to correct the problem, that landowner may be held responsible if the tree falls and injures someone.  Some courts have held landowners liable for damage caused by falling trees where the owner should have known or realized a tree on his or her property was likely to fall.

    Tree fall accidents can also occur if someone carelessly trims branches without monitoring where the branches are falling.  Property owners have a duty to prevent weakened, dead, and dangerous trees from causing injuries to passerby.  This includes trimming branches that become too large, removing dead or diseased trees, and regularly inspecting trees to determine if they are at risk of falling.  If a landowner fails to take these reasonable steps, he or she may be financially liable for injuries that occur as a result.

    If you or a loved one was seriously injured by a falling tree or tree branch, a Philadelphia premises liability attorney from The Reiff Law Firm can fight for compensation and justice on your behalf.  To schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation, call us today at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online.

    personal injury lawyer

    ...I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case.

    As a former client, I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case. I was in a very serious automobile accident with severe injuries to neck and back areas. I contacted the law firm and asked what to do with the medical bills and how do I get the correct representation against the individual who rear-ended my car. In short, the firm took complete control of the case contacting my insurance company and asking for all the medical bills and legal matters be sent directly to them. I was able to get treatment from my doctor without worrying about the legal stuff. Furthermore, two years later the case was settled for a substantial amount of money. My life was much better due to the firm handling of my case. My attorneys at Reiff Law Firm are absolutely the best and I have recommended to my family friends. Thanks Reiff Law Firm.

    personal injury lawyer

    I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city.

    Before meeting with Jeffrey Reiff and Bob Szostak from the Reiff law firm I’ve consulted with a few other injury attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Difference was, these guys know their stuff! I was absolutely blown away by how compassionate and welcome this law firm makes you feel. Once signed with them I never went a single week without staying in the loop with the progress and updates these guys have on your case. Working with them for some time turned what was an injury case, into a family! From calls and meetings, to just calling in to say “hi how’s everything going” I’ve never felt like a beat was skipped. I’d recommended the Reiff law firm 100%! I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city. The awards they’ve earned over the years speaks for itself! I can never thank the Reiff law firm and Bob Szostak enough for everything they’ve done, their professionalism, compassion and all of their knowledge and experience! Highly rated! Best in the city! I look forward continuing our relationship in the future. Thanks again My Reiff family!

    personal injury lawyer

    What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future.

    I highly recommend the team at the Reiff Law Firm. Both Jeff and Robert were there to guide me through a very difficult time. What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future. The team at the Reiff Law Firm made me feel at ease and I had no doubts trusting them with various concerns. They kept me informed every step of the way without making me feel overwhelmed or anxious. Don't hesitate to contact them for your legal needs - especially if you want a team that has the utmost concern and compassion for their clients.

    personal injury lawyer

    ...without them I would have been lost.

    I can’t say enough great things about the Attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm. They made me feel at ease when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Never being in a situation like this I was so unsure of where to start and how to go about the process. Justin gave me options where I thought I had none and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Justin and the team helped me arrange all of the treatment and therapy that I needed, without them I would have been lost. My attorney John went to bat for me like no one else could have, his knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. If anyone is ever in need of a team of attorneys the Reiff Law Firm is my ONLY recommendation.

    personal injury lawyer


    I was referred to the Reiff Law Firm by a friend who had previously been a client of the firm. My friend told me that the Reiff Firm had done an incredible job handling his case and treated him like family. My friend's recommendation was spot on. I am going to miss them now that my case is over. Attorney Reiff and Attorney Toczydlowski are excellent attorneys. They really care. They got me an INCREDIBLE RESULT. Most importantly they were there for me during some extremely dark and difficult times in my life. I highly recommend the Reiff Law Firm to anyone seeking the very best legal representation for injuries they suffered in an accident.

    personal injury lawyer

    ...what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected.

    I greatly appreciate the care and compassion the Reiff Law Firm has given to my family at a very difficult time. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected. They did not give up and treated us like family.

    Verdicts & Settlements

    $13 Million

    Auto Defect/Product Liability

    Read More
    $8 Million

    Auto Defect/Product Liability

    Read More

    Our Offices

    1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd #501
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Get Directions

    Get a Free Case Review

    "*" indicates required fields

    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.