Many cities have ignored long-standing problems with their sewer systems and these disastrous flooding events are often foreseeable and preventable, Attorney Steven Liddle said.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Spring has arrived and with that, unfortunately, so has basement flooding. Forecasters are predicting that the spring and summer of 2013 will bring a great deal of rain to Michigan. This will inevitably result in basement flooding. Past rainfall events have caused several feet of raw sewage to flood the basements of thousands of Michigan residents.
Attorney Steven Liddle understands the devastating effects of basement flooding. “Most basements have been flooded with raw sewage through no fault of the homeowner,” Liddle said. “When their homes and their possessions have been destroyed, they deserve compensation and they want answers.”
Unfortunately, cities routinely deny basement flooding claims without even investigating the cause. In most instances, the city claims that the basement flooding was caused by an extreme rain event. Some cities will even tell residents that they don’t have any rights under Michigan law. As a result, cities universally refuse to voluntarily pay for basement flooding damages.
Basement flooding victims no longer have to accept this as true. Macuga, Liddle & Dubin can help.
MLD has successfully represented thousands of clients throughout Michigan as a result of a basement flooding event. With unparalleled expertise in determining the cause of most basement flooding, the attorneys specialize in acquiring the evidence necessary to prove the city liable for these events.
Basement flooding is usually caused by the city’s failure to maintain or operate its sewer system. “Many cities have ignored long-standing problems with their sewer systems and these disastrous flooding events are often foreseeable and preventable,” Liddle said.
Michigan law dictates that basement flooding victims may be entitled to compensation. If a city fails to address operation or maintenance defects that it knew or should have known about, it can be held liable for causing your basement to flood.
However, basement flooding victims must file a written Notice of Claim with the responsible governments within 45 days from the date the flood was discovered to preserve their right to file a lawsuit. It is very important for basement flooding victims to act quickly in order to protect their rights.
If you have experience basement flooding recently and are interested in learning more about your rights, please give us a call at 313-392-0015 or 800-536-0045.
Macuga, Liddle & Dubin P.C. is one of the premier class action firms in Michigan. The firm specializes in cases involving basement flooding, air pollution, environmental contamination and complex consumer class actions.