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I recently had a tree fall on my car, I don't have

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Hello, I recently had a tree fall on my car, I don't have comprehensive insurance, I was at work, and my employer is renting the property, who is liable for the damage
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?
Customer: wisconsin and it's 6 yrs old
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes, police reports have been filed
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 2 months ago.

I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs. Thank you for your patience as I review the question. I will post my response shortly.

Expert:  Loren replied 2 months ago.

Was there any prior evidence to indicate the tree was diseased or in danger of falling?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
not that I know of, it was the biggest tree in the thick of many and the wind took it down
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm sorry if I wasted your time, I thought this was free legal advice
Expert:  Loren replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.

Unfortunately, without any knowledge that the tree was going to fall there is no negligence on your employer's part, and negligence is what is required for liability to you.

The damage is your responsibility.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise.

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