Objects Falling, Dropping, And Blowing On My Land
Can I Recover Damages When Things End Up on My Land?
When objects or substances persistently fall, drop, or are blown onto your land causing property damage, you may be entitled to legal relief.
Why Would a Neighbor Be Responsible for Objects Falling, Dropping, or Blowing on My Land?
Generally, a person is responsible for any act they do, even lawful acts, which are done in a negligent manner. With that said, a neighbor who maintains their property in such a way as to cause harm to an adjoining piece of land may be found responsible for any damage that results. Examples include:
- A pile of dirt that slides down to a property below
- A smokestack that deposits cinders and other substances on a nearby property
- A portion of a retaining wall falling onto an adjoining property
- A pile of lumber falling onto a neighbor's property
Are Neighbor Farmers Responsible for Dust Blowing onto My Land?
Usually courts have decided that people with property in the vicinity of a farm cannot recover damages when dust and weeds blow onto their land.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If an object or substance has fallen, dropped, or blown onto your land and has caused damage to your property, an attorney specializing in real estate law can explain the laws in your area and advise you of any forms of relief available. A lawyer can also protect your interests if you have been accused of causing damage to a neighbor's property.
Consult a Lawyer - Present Your Case Now!
Last Modified: 04-19-2011 02:20 PM PDT
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