If you have termite trouble, 4 major groups could have done you wrong. These bad guys should pay, but they will not do so without a fight.
Here are the top 4 groups we have to sue — or threaten to sue — to get your termite repairs paid.
Pest Control Companies
These are the people you hired to protect your home from termites, but they used inferior chemicals and/or techniques. Here on the Gulf Coast, homes have become unlivable despite the homeowners paying their pest control premiums every month for years. The Alabama Attorney General has recently reached a $60 million settlement with Terminix for alleged wrongdoing.
Homeowner’s Insurance Companies
Even if your homeowner’s insurance has a specific clause excluding termite damage, there are legal avenues that can sometimes get your repairs paid. An experienced lawyer can maneuver the legal hurdles, but it is a hard fight.
Did you have a home inspection? Did the inspectors report termites? An inferior job can mean the inspectors are responsible for your termite damage. Proving their incompetence or deceit can require hours of very exacting legal work.
This action can be two-fold. If you asked the home sellers about termites, they are required by Alabama law to tell you. And what about your realtor? Did he or she advise you to inquire? Remember, your realtor is working for you and not the seller of the house. In both cases, you can go after the individuals and the companies they represent for payment.
You can talk to an injury lawyer for free and see what your rights are. Remember, you could be looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs for termite damage. We feel that those costs should be paid by the people who deceived you.
If you suffer from termite damage or a personal injury like an auto accident, railroad accident, wrongful death claim, or slip and fall, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.
Also, join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30, right after the news. We will take your calls live. We do like answering your questions. We also have lawyers standing by at our offices on Monday mornings.
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