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If a tree falls in the woods, is there someone around to start a lawsuit?

It’s the woods, where do you think, you are?

English: Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue Ri...

English: Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest of southwest Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another person has filed a lawsuit claiming injuries from a tree that fell on them. In this case, the person was driving through the Rogue River National Forest when a tree fell and hit his truck.

He is suing the US Forest Service and a lumber company that was supposed to cut the tree down. By failing to cut the tree down, the USFS and lumber company are allegedly liable.

Trees fall over. If you don’t want to get hit by a tree, stay out of the woods.

Jack London wrote about trees falling in the woods, and I suspect that trees have been falling a lot longer than that, and they will continue to fall in the future. When a tall thing no longer has support, it falls over. If you don’t believe this, go to any bar where tall people drink excessively.

Please fight this one and do not settle. Unless the US Forest service and the lumber company fight this lawsuit, eventually the woods will be closed or woods will be a field. The government does not like paying out money, and it will be easy to close anyplace that has any commercial activity in it rather than deal with idiots who claim the government should have made the place safe.

See Oregon man sues over tree that fell and hurt him.

Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

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