Massillon, OH asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: Neighbors pool broke and flooded our basement, worth going to small claims court? Neither insurance covered damages

3 inches of water in basement, we cleaned and threw away all damages, have not heard from neighbors since day it happened, been a month.

1 Lawyer Answer

Bruce Martin Broyles

Answered
  • Lancaster, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Small claims monetary jurisdiction is $6000, but the difficult part will be establishing your damages. You probably have receipts for rental vaccumms or service company to remove water and water damaged items, but how to establish the value of damaged items. The owner of property can provide opinion testimony as to the value but it will be dicficult to determine the value of items stored in your basement

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