During a storm year my neighbors tree became uprooted and the tree began to lean on three trees in my yard. I spoke with and texted my neighbor re: this issue. I sent a certified letter last week and the receipt came back without a signature. What can I do at this point to have this issue resolved.
Unless the tree was in poor condition and damaged prior to the storm such that your neighbor should have known that it would come down, it is quite possible that your neighbor does not have any obligation to remove the tree. Best bet is to pay for it yourself and ask the tree removal company to check for any evidence that the tree was rotting or damaged before falling. If so, you can try to sue your neighbor in small claims court.
This answer is for information purposes only, and does not establish and attorney client relationship. James Faucher is licensed to practice law in North Carolina only. You should always contact a local attorney to get location specific answers about the law.
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