Q: Can I sue in small claims a contractor for leaving live electrical wires in a shower?
In having some repairs done we knew needed to be done, we have uncovered issues that are really of great concern. The contractor left live wires dangling in the wall, left live electrical in the shower in two different places one was bare wires, not even capped. He did not water proof the backboard and as a result it has crumbled. If we had not pulled the wall down due the electric chances are it would've fallen inside a year anyway. There is more but I want to know of I can go after him for blatant disregard of any sense or ethical or construction standards?
A: Get an estimate from a reputable contractor for what needs to be done, and what it will cost to repair the shoddy work. You need that to prove your damages caused by the first contractor. Then you can sue.
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