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I live behind a school. I have called twice in the past

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Hi,
I live behind a school. I have called twice in the past month to inform them that there drain run off is in very bad shape, Well here in Kansas City we got the storm of a lifetime, the drain completely eroded and drained thousands of gallons of water directly onto our lawn. Our basement flooded and we are left with a massive clean up. I am trying to get some help on who to contact. Insurance does not cover flooding. Please help me!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** am an attorney. I am here to help you with your question. I will review it. And then we can discuss it. Sound good?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

Okay reviewing...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

I am reviewing your question...

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

There are two issues (1) getting compensated for the damage; (2) making sure it does not happen again. Let me go into more detail.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you in Kansas city?
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

Drainage is a situation that involves multiple parties: the school may place blame on the city saying it is the city's responsibility; and the city may place blame on the school, saying its the school's responsibility. Any good lawyer would sue both of them so that they are both involved to rectify the problem. When there is a problem, notice is important. No. I am not in Kansas City.

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

Would you like to continue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now what?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there anything I can do?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if you think you can help
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

In this situation, there can also be the insurance company insuring your home or building. So, that is another party that has an interest. What would occur at this juncture is to demand the school rectify the situation and demand damages. An appraiser or adjuster could help with the cost of the damage. If there is no response, a lawsuit would follow. We can discuss further if you want.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Homeowners doesn't cover flood
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the additional information. So, if you retain an attorney, the attorney would most likely right a demand letter requesting the drain issue be fixed; and demanding damages for you. Most likely the school would reply one way or another if an attorney writes a letter. We can discuss more if you want.