In the state of Pennsylvania is the owner of a tree liable for root damage to a neighbor's sewer?
It actually depends upon what type of municipal ordinance (if any) is in place that pertains to the issue. When it pertains to sewer lines it is often not the tree roots that caused the original damage; but that the line was already ruptured and allowed roots to enter. The generaly consensus is of common law in which the land owner has no duty to those outside his property to correct natural conditions. There is also the legal presumption that the neighbor whose property has been infringed on has the option of "self-help" to correct the problem. This does not mean the person whose property has been damaged cannot pursue litigation, simply that it is unlikely they will be successful. The best option might be to speak with the owner of the property and try to come to an equitable agreement, perhaps sharing the cost of repairs.
A tree fell on your car at a friends house but they say the tree is on the neighbors property how can you prove whose property the tree is on?
If the driver of a car is liable for an accident who is liable the owner of the car or the driver's insurance company?
If a passerby is injured in an attempt to help a child who is being attacked by a neighbors dog who is liable and why?
Normally, our own home insurance covers damage to our own home regardless of where the tree came from. However. If your neighbor can establish negligence on the part of the neighboring tree owner, then they can hold the tree owner liable, In which case the tree owners home insurance policy would have to pay for damages to the neighbors home that resulted from negligence. In such a case of established negligence. The tree owners home…
It depends on the laws of your country. In the United States at least, no one is held liable for acts of nature, so you would each deal with your bit of the damage to your property (claim on your home owners insurance). In the UK, the owner of the tree would likely be liable. That would be the owner of the ground on which the tree was growing. Again the thing to do is…
That's what auto insurance is for. Your neighbors auto insurance will have to cover his damages. In the United States. A property owner is not liable for acts of nature. It's no different than if his own tree fell on his car or if he was parked on a public street or if a tree was blown in from a national Forest down the road. No One is liable for an act of nature.
Who is liable for damages from an hit-and-run unlicensed driver and the insured owner of the vehicle was the passenger?
In general, Nobody is liable for an act of nature. Your auto insurance comprehensive coverage would cover damages to your car. A property owners insurance will not cover damage to your vehicle unless you could prove willful negligence. This is because a property owner is not liable for an act of nature.
Generally speaking, no the owner's insurance will not be liable, BUT in some jursidictions, the owner may be liable, IF they didn't take basic care to prevent the theft of their car. So if the car was left unlocked, or the keys were inside the un-locked car, the owner MAY be liable for damages casued by the stolen car. The theory in law here is that the actions of the owner created a situation that…
It doesn't, The owner buys property insurance to protect himself from financial loss in the event the property is damaged by any number of natural or unnatural hazards. A renter buys renters or tenants liability insurance. It can cover damages to the owners property for which the renter is liable. It is not possible under the law to be liable to ones self.
Who is liable for a minor driving a racing quad bike on private land with owner of bike but minor ends up seriously hurt?
If the primary owner is involved in an accident can the cosigner be held liable for personal or property damage?
I am not an attorney but to my understanding, yes they can!! The other party just has to prove your at fault. For instance, you co-signed which allowed the primary to get the vehicle which did the damage without you the primary couldn't of gotten the loan and therefore it is your fault. The only way you might not be at fault is if you are not named as a registered owner of the vehicle.
Depends on why the accident happened and where. If the owner created a risk, then the landlord would be liable. If the tenant created the risk or failed to notify the owner of the risk, then the tenant may be liable, unless the accident happened outside of the area rented to the tenant (e.g., a common hallway in an apartment building would be the responsibility of the owner).
The primarily liable party is the Operator of the vehicle at the time of the accident. An owner may in some cases be held liable in a secondary position. It is the vehicle operators responsibility to ensure that appropriate financial responsibility is in place prior to operating a vehicle on public roads.
Who is responsible to pay for damages to my car by a shopping cart at my place of work while i was working?
It is an unfortunate reality that you are. Without proof of who did the damage, your insurance company will pay for the damage once you make the claim. The owner of the cart is not liable, since they were not operating the cart. If you attempt to claim them liable, the owners of the cart, (the store), will make the assertion that since you parked where you did, you are more liable than they, since…
Your 16 year old son took the car without permission and has no license he was in a car accident in ny Nassau county Is the parent liable or the owner of the vehicle?
That depends on what you're asking. Who filed bankruptcy? The owner of the car or the owner (holder) of the car loan? Did you co-sign on the loan? If you co-signed on the loan and the other signer files for bankruptcy, yes you are liable for the loan. If the owner (holder) of the car loan files for bankruptcy, you are still liable to the owner's creditors (and you need to find out who they…
If a dog on a leash attacks another that isn't on a leash but is on its own property who is liable for the vet bill?
If your 21 year old daughter caused an accident minor damage title of vehicle in her own name but parents are listed as policy holders on this vehicle - are the parents liable in case of a lawsuit?
A court declared my abutter's trees to constitute a private nuisance when the prior owner sued because the trees could fall and cause damage. Did I assume any risk when I purchased the property?
If a court has rendered a decision that trees on a person's property are dangerous then that owner is on notice. If the trees fall and cause damage to the abutter's property the owner of the trees will be liable for paying damages. You should try to get a copy of the court's decision and keep it on hand if you should have a problem caused by those trees. If they do fall and damage…
Is homeowner liable for hidden liability. Present owner of property bought home. Manhole was cemented over by previous owner causing a blockage in sewer line shared by neighbors. Is homeowner liable?
NO, you would not be liable for an unknown, undisclosed, pre-existing condition as described. Neither homeowners insurance company would likely consider the situation a covered peril under the terms of a home insurance policy. This seems to be a maintenance issue that would need to be addressed by the individual homeowners. It would be advisable that the homeowners contact a plumbing service and have a separate sewage access main installed on each homes property to…
Owners of stock in corporations (both publicly and privately held) have what is called "Limited Liability," which means that the owner is only liable up to the amount that he has invested into the business. In the event of litigation or liquidation, the corporation itself is considered the liable entity, not the owners. The exception is that in certain circumstances when an owner or manager has deliberately acted in a deceptive manner, the "corporate veil"…
If your family co-owns an uninsured personal watercraft with three other families what is the liability of the other owners if someone has an accident that results in injury or property damage?
The owner can be held personally liable for business debts, but it depends on the business structure and what type of contract the owner holds. If the owner is operating a sole proprietorship (he/she is the only owner), the owner and the business are technically considered the same entity, meaning the owner has full personal liability for any business debt. In a partnership, the business belongs to each partner, meaning that business debt also belongs…