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Can you provide us with a bit of background on what occurred? Where was the line failure and who is responsible?
I would suggest an attorney with experience dealing with municipalities and property law. I would make sure and ask if the lawyer is familiar with filing governmental claims as well since this is a precondition to suing a municipality. Your state bar will have a registry of lawyers in your area with a general area of practice. Typically that is a general list. Martindale.com is a search engine for lawyers and you can search for a lawyer in your local area using the "terms" or words I outlined above. Frankly I would start there as it gives more background on the individual lawyer.
I am sorry this is happening. Sewer problems are terrible. Please let me know if I can offer you any more assistance.
Okay, thanks. I'll try that?
At first, my homeowners insurance ruled that because a clause: Section I - Exclusions
B. 2 Water Damage
b. Water or water-borne material which backs up throuh sewers or drains or which
overflows or is discharged from a sump, sump pump, or related equipment.
that there was not coverage for the damages. But now there will be an adjuster coming out next week or so to check it out. ???????? So in the mean time I am looking for a lawyer just in case the ruling is the same. I've had to add pop-up valves to my clean out line, hoping that will help if it decides to back up again. There is that possibility! I've lived this way for too long, still having to pay a house note, taxes and a sewage bill.
My problem is trying to find a lawyer around here that will take my case!!!