A major water leak can wreak havoc in a home. Structural repairs, cosmetic repairs and replacing the water damaged contents of your house may add up to tens of thousands of dollars, or more.
It is not uncommon, however, on water damage claims, for an insurer to deny the claim or to offer a settlement amount well below what is necessary for a quality repair. Without legal representation, you may have little recourse.
The Law Offices of Bruce C. F. McArthur has helped homeowners get full value for their water damage claims arising from plumbing leaks and other domestic water mishaps. I am an experienced lawyer in Walnut Creek serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and adjoining counties of Northern California. Call me for a free consultation about your insurance claims.
Plumbing-Related (And Other) Water Damage Claims
I handle water damage claims arising from:
- Failed plumbing fixtures (sinks, tubs, showers)
- Appliance leaks or failures (dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters)
- Water line ruptures within the house (frozen pipes, old or corroded pipes, or ruptured flexible connectors)
- Overflow from plumbing fixtures (e.g., toilets)
- Roof leaks or storm damage
In most cases, compensation is available from your homeowners insurance policy. Where there is no insurance for the loss, I may consider pursuing third-party claims against any party that may be legally responsible, though I make this judgment on a case-by-case basis. (I do not handle minor fire or water damage claims that are small enough to fall within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, Small Claims Division.)
Though there may be additional or special insurance coverage issues that arise in connection with water damage claims (which do not generally arise in connection with fire damage claims), my approach to water damage claims is very similar to my approach to fire damage claims. (See Fire Claims information, which applies generally also to water damage claims.)
If you have experienced a significant water damage loss, contact me today for a free initial consultation.