Were trees damaged on your property?
If so, you should speak to a California Tree Damage Lawyer. Call Evan, who has experience representing clients who have had tree damage.
It’s important to speak to an attorney who has experience in the area of California Tree Damage because the law is confusing.
For example, there are several types of damages you may recover. Health and Safety Code 13007 states that anyone who sets fire to a tree is responsible for “any” harm to the tree.
And there are several multipliers used which can increase the damages you may recover. If the destruction of the trees was intentional, then the recoverable damages are “treble” (or triple) the ordinary measure of damages per Civil Code 3346. If, however, the destruction was casual or involuntary, then the recoverable damages are double. See Civil Code 3346.
And Code of Civil Procedure 733 allows “treble” damages for any injury to trees.
For a more detailed look, see Evan’s blog on What Is The Value Of Damaged Trees In California?
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