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My well started bringing in dirty water, so I hired a plumber to come look at the issue. He suggested putting a water system in to clear up the water but that did not work. He then refused to answer my phone calls, etc. I then got another company to look at it found that the system he put it caused my well to go bad; the wire in the ground was broken because it was not strong enough to work the water system. Do I even have a case?
Asked on July 25, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Virginia
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
Yes, if a contractor does negligent or unreasonably careless work (that is, work which falls short of then-commercially or generally accepted standards), they can be sued for the damage their work did and/or for the cost to correct any problems. If they did not do what they promised, they can be sued for breach of contract. And if they lied about what they could or would do, they could be sued for fraud. Thus, there are several potential grounds to sue the plumber in this situation.
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