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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Environmental for Oregon on
Q: a tree falls from homeowner's property into the city street, blocking traffic and a vehicle crashes into that tree.

Who would be responsible or held liable? would it be the homeowner? would it be the city? or would it be The pedestrian driving the vehicle?..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 21, 2024

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It could depend on a number of factors - manner in which tree fell, details about crash (speed, visibility, distractions, etc). It could be something that the homeowners carrier and auto carrier might sort out.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: Can I take action about a neighbor's overgrown thorn bushes that keep trying to infect my back yard and attach my trees?

His backyard is Completely infested with with thorns and doesn't do anything. He is also scary and constantly verbally abusive to his own family, so talking to him is out of the question.

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
answered on Oct 11, 2022

Without more information on the location of your property, if you have any agreements on whose responsibility it is to maintain the bushes, where the bushes are located, if you have any or need any easements, it is hard to say what your next step could be. However, if you have not spoken with a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Fallen down trees in the road

I had a couple questions about landlord responsibilities on maintaining the outside trees, June 10th 2022 around 7:00pm a huge tree branch broke off onto the road. I was driving on that road and struck the branch ( it fell down in front of my car It happened within 2-3 seconds ) residents of that... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 18, 2022

I am not clear what the responsibilities are for the arbor maintenance between the homeowner and an apparent HOA, but whichever is, they may be liable depending upon the details. Much depends upon why the tree limb fell - was it rotted out? or did a storm severe it somehow? I would start by... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Environmental for Oregon on
Q: I am a land owner in mult co. Having some major logging done. Company is grossly unprofessional. I need legal advice!

I live in multnomah county in Corbett. The logging outfit has all but quit, with a huge mess, not fixing the driveway or regraveled, and still many trees left to cut down and haul to the lumbermill! I have 12.75 acres and this is a huge undertaking! I have bills to pay and trees to replant. With... View More

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
answered on Jul 25, 2019

You will have to consult an Attorney because I would expect you signed some type of contract or paperwork and part of the answer to your question is figuring out what your rights or liabilities are under the contract. Sometimes you need to take formal steps like have an Attorney write a letter to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Land Use & Zoning and Environmental for Oregon on
Q: I'm a hobbyist woodworker, what are the rules in place for collecting fallen trees in Oregon?

How does location take effect? Roadside, wilderness or even public spaces?

Gregory Andrews Cade
Gregory Andrews Cade
answered on May 10, 2017

Hello. For information about personal firewood collection in Oregon forests you can access this link:

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oregon on
Q: I'm having trouble understanding CFR 1508.1 and what potential products could result from an EA or EIS in relation to it
Maxwell Charles Livingston
Maxwell Charles Livingston
answered on May 7, 2012

First off, I assume you mean 40 CFR 1508.1. While I have trouble understanding your question, I can explain what EA and EIS are, and some differences between them.

EA is an environmental assessment of a proposed project, whereas EIS is an environmental impact statement of a project. Both...
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