Why does Alabama have so much termite fraud? Perhaps because we have so many cases of termites.
Here is the ugly truth – termite prevention companies want to pay out as little as possible. To accomplish that, our state has seen some major fraud situations.
Here are some examples:
Failure to treat correctly – There are two parts to this. One is not using enough effective chemicals, and the other is not treating for termites at all. You may remember an arbitrated settlement with one homeowner who said the pest company had not treated his home successfully for nearly 4 decades. He received 2 million dollars. It was found that this was a calculated business plan by the company.
Kill only what you can see strategy – This is done to reduce chemicals costs. The company will spray just enough to get rid of termites which you can see. This action, of course, sets up future trouble for the homeowner.
Fake termites – At least one company planted termites to show the homeowner they needed expensive treatments.
Faulty inspection – Most cases prove that the inspector did not do a good job. However, it has happened that the inspector was in on a deal to pass a house so that it could be sold quickly. Either way, the homeowner needs to be compensated.
As I have often said, see a lawyer if you have a protection plan and see termites. I highly recommend a lawyer who knows our area and the tricks that pest companies use.
If you suffer from termites or any personal injury accident – car, boat, on-the-job, slip and fall, nursing home abuse, etc. – you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie (251) 666-1212 for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.
Plus, join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30, right after the news. We’ll have some legal information you can use. Plus, we specifically set aside a few hours on Monday morning to answer any questions you may have in real-time. Just call our office.
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