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Thanks for your question and good morning.My sympathy here for your dilemma and situation.
You can file suit here against the contractor in small claims.Your argument here is that you did nothing wrong and that contractor was the cause of your damages.You can sue here for up to $5k yourself in small claims for your harm.
You may also consider adding the builder to any such suit.It is very possible that once you file such a suit they parties agree to pay for your losses.It appears both may be liable for all of this.
If either one of these parties here is a corporation you will need to locate their agent for service of process to serve the corporation properly.You can locate them here.
This would be your means to seek judgment and recovery for all your losses.You may want to gather up your evidence here for small claims including a detailed log of your lost time, expenses, etc.This will support your suit at hearing on the matter.
I appreciate the chance to assist you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again and good luck here.
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the reason i asked to sue county is county hired cable company and the cable company broke my sewer line.
i thought cable company not agree to paid it whoever hired them have a responsible to paid it. am i wrong
can you able to write to write to cable company to demand the bill?
CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
RE: Your Name/Property Address
To The Owner:
As you may be aware on (date) your company was burying cable under a contract with Arlington County. During this process your contractor caused a break in my sewer line. As a result of the damage to my sewer line I have incurred damages in the amount of $______. I am enclosing a copy of the invoice for the work that was performed as a result of your company’s negligence.
Please make a check payable to (your name) in the amount of $___________.
If I do not receive reimbursement for the above amount within seven (7) business days from the date of this letter, I see no alternative other than to pursue file suit against your company.
Please do not hesitate to ask me any additional questions that you may have with regard to this matter. I look forward to a speedy resolution to this matter.
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