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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Tree falls on woman's car at Vegas apartment complex

Happened during March 30 wind storm
Posted at 5:50 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 22:00:48-04

The wind storm that ripped apart the valley at the end of March still has some people left with a mess. One valley woman says it ruined her car, and she thinks a Las Vegas apartment complex should be held responsible.

Diammond Manuel said the March 30 wind storm blew a tree onto her car!

"I feel sad because my grandparents they worked hard for that, and I worked hard to put up half of the money for the car too," said Manuel.

Her insurance company says the car is a total loss and her policy does not cover the damage.

The tree fell on her car while she was visiting a friend at Eagle Trace apartments, so she went to apartment management, and the property management company to try and get help.

"I sent them pictures of the damage, I sent them the date, I sent them the name of the lady that I spoke to in the office," Manuel said. "They didn't do anything for us, basically, and I just feel like it's not right."

13 Action News went to the leasing office at Eagle Trace, but they locked the door and would not talk with us. We also called Eagle Trace, and they hung up on us without answering any questions or saying anything. We called Olen Living's Nevada regional office, but they would not comment on the situation. 

Manuel said the lease for Eagle Trace says they are not responsible for natural disasters that damage lessees' property. 

13 Action News reached out to State Farm for some insight. They said if the tree was in bad shape or a dangerous condition, then the property owner may be found liable for the damage to Manuel's car. If the tree was ok, then the apartment management is off the hook and does not owe Manuel anything.