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LOOMIS: Chris Hebard-Summers Injured In Car Accident After Being Hit By Falling Oak Tree Along King Road


Feb 21, 2019

Chris Hebard-Summers Loomis: Woman Identified As Chris Hebard-Summers Injured In Car Accident After Oak Tree Fell On The Hood Of Her Car Along King Road

LOOMIS, CALIFORNIA (February 20, 2019) –  Chris Hebard-Summers was injured in a Valentine’s Day car accident on King Street after a massive oak tree fell on her car. 

Chris Hebard-Summers said that she was on the phone with her daughter while she was still trapped in her SUV. Firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident around 7:30 a.m. in order to help remove her. 

The victim sustained damage to her wrist and hand before being transferred to the hospital. She told reporters that she feels lucky to be alive after the ordeal. 

The victim is scheduled for surgery as the accident remains under investigation. 

Liability In Tree Falling Accidents

Property owners have a responsibility to monitor the trees on their property and take steps to make sure that they don’t fall over and injure anyone. This responsibility extends to cities. Cities should hire certified arborists to periodically inspect trees for damages and remove trees that could become a hazard. Trees tend to fall over when there is root damage, dry rot or due to disease.

It has been estimated that over 100 people are killed every year in the United States by falling trees. Victims of tree accidents may be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A premises liability attorney can investigate your claim free of charge and let you know what your rights are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim so it’s important to move quickly after an accident. 

Getting Help After A Tree Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Chris Hebard-Summers as she continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that there is a thorough investigation into what happened. The city of Loomis should take steps to inspect all of their trees to prevent additional accidents like this. Someone could have easily gotten killed. There have been at least 3 fatal accidents involving trees in the past few months. 

If you have been injured in an accident involving a falling tree you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We’ve helped thousands of clients get the compensation and justice that they deserve after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.   

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