I had my laptop on kitchen counter to look things up. He decided to open cupboard above me, and a heavy jar of food fell out on top of the keys. He could see that my laptop was open, and he really had no reason to open the cupboard, as he knew it was crammed and stuffed with things.
His mother (who had passed away); and him. He was there in town trying to get a grip on the estate mess; when he called me to come over and review all the work that needed to be done. (Hoarding issues). He had wanted to hire me to clean up the mess.
He is fully aware that he damaged the laptop, and only would pay for the new hard-drive. But what he did without my okay---is take it to a friend to try and fix, who was not a professional, and he further damaged the media contact causing loss of my personal pics. Now, he is claiming my laptop was 'crap' anyway, and he is not going to take care of it further.
(my laptop was not 'crap)
The damage estimate from the professionals is $2400 to try and recover any if at all of my personal pictures.
With that price---the professionals are willing to work with the insurance company. I am not sure after that what damages I am entitled to should they not be able to retrieve my pictures or part of them.
Further, what happens if I file, and then am retaliated against.
He will have me leave this residence that I moved into to do the help after giving up a residence that I resided in prior to coming here. He will become very upset and angry towards me on it. I then will be homeless.
NO. he has no intention of that. He knows I am in my late 60's and that it is a wait list of about 5-10 years just to get into reduced living with my disability income. I am prepared I guess.
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