My neighbor was having a logging company cut trees on his property. The logging company made a mistake and got on my property and cut over 100 trees on my property. Plus did a lot of damage to my land. I told them they was on my property and there was a verbal confrontation. After looking at their paperwork and my property line(plus survey papers) they apologized to me . They said they messed up. Two days later they send a representative to offer me $1000 for damages. I need to know how to sort this kind of matter out and what all should I do?? What kind of money could I be looking at?? I already pressed charges as well...
My firm and many others would examine a case like this on a contingency basis. You might be able to recover the value of the trees plus attorneys fees.
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This is not an administrative law question; administrative law is generally related to issues before regulatory agencies of the state or federal government. You will be best served by an attorney in your area that practices general civil trial law and is experienced in property damage matters. Perhaps you can obtain legal representation on a contingency fee basis in this matter.
You need to get an appraisal of the damage. If you have any kind of insurance on the property, you should read your policy to see if any coverage might apply. You are going to get a choice between the value of the trees and cost to fix other damage, or the loss in value of the land, but not both.
This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.
Talk to a local lawyer familiar with logging operations in your area. If you can come up with an estimate of the hardwood that was cut or the diminution in value of the property...
I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation. Call me if you would like to discuss this or other isues.
Agreed. You need to get an appraisal of the damages from an arborist on replacement of like or similar trees. If you have insurance, you can make a claim and let them deal with it. But, I would still get the appraisal. Then, if you dont have insurance, I would talk to a litigation lawyer about seeking damages.
The value of your case depends on the amount of trees that were cut and the impact they had on the value of your property. You would first want to determine the full extent of damages, possibly with a real estate person. Secondly, you can make a demand, either on your own or with an attorney for the damages due you. Finally, should all else fail, you could file suit in a Justice of the Peace or Small Claims Court.
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