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Old 12-26-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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Low hanging tree got me

Today when I got to my storage location I realized my tv antenna was hanging. Turns out the branch damaged the fridge cover and the antenna. Luckily it's not a super expensive fix and I'm going to try to submit a claim through the city.

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Old 12-27-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear! I've had to drive through lower branches a couple of times and always fear the worst.
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I lucked out and only got a few scratches in the wax job when I hit some tree limbs in our RV park last time we were out.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #4
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I got on a "B" route going somewhere... It was a 4 lane w/turn and the outside lane was littered with low limbs. As you see...it's the ones you don't see that hurt.

Least it didn't get the roof....
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:47 AM   #5
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Only use routes that have plenty of semi's on them. Let the semi's knock down the overhanging tree limbs.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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Low hanging tree got me

Wishing you the best on repairing the damage caused by the tree limb. I'll be curious as to what your insurance company says. Many months ago when approaching the cross walk in a small Montana town I was surprised when I heard scraping on my RV Class C overhang. The object was a sign on a sign pole clearly leaning into the street. I complained to the city and the city denied any responsibility since the street, sign, and sign pole belonged to the state. The city referred the accident to a state highway superintendent. All agreed the sign should not have been leaning onto the street. I filed a claim with my insurance company and they declined to pursue because they knew they would lose. Why? Because I hit and inanimate object, which is defined as a thing that is not alive, i.e., an object that could not of its own accord move out of the way. Therefore, I was responsible for the accident because I hit it. I'm quite curious as to how your insurance company deals with a tree limb, which is alive.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:19 PM   #7
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Today when I got to my storage location I realized my tv antenna was hanging. Turns out the branch damaged the fridge cover and the antenna. Luckily it's not a super expensive fix and I'm going to try to submit a claim through the city.

Take care and watch out for those trees. Attachment 193546Attachment 193547Attachment 193548
OUCH!!!!!! That happened to me but only because I didn't crank antenna down. I know all the routes that have low-hanging branches around here (mainly side streets) and avoid them like the plague. The fix is easy (though time consuming).

Be glad it didn't peel your roof off in the bargain. That would have been a real disaster.
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Your deductible will probably be more than your repair and then you'll probably have a rate increase. Better to just suck it up and pay for it outta your pocket.
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City will probably send you a bill or Lien your property for scratching their tree.
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Why would the citybe liable? Is there a statute on low hanging limbs??
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