What can I do if large chunks of ice slid off my apartment roof and seriously damaged my car which was parked in my designated parking spot?

My landlord was very sorry, took full responsibility and tried to file a claim with his home owners insurance. His insurance said he was not liable and I had to file with my auto. What can I do? I need my car ASAP. I can’t afford my $1000 deductible. I feel it is the fault of my landlord but I don’t know how to proceed.

Asked on March 6, 2015 under Accident Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the landlord for negligence for not removing the ice, and seek to recover compensation for the property damage (cost of repairs) to your car including your $1000 deductible.

You may be able to file your lawsuit in Small Claims Court.  If you win, you can recover court costs which would include the court filing fee and process server fee.


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