Lafayette, LA asked in Construction Law for Louisiana

Q: Friend hired roofer change roof she found rain coming in walls and mold inside! She hired someone to repair inside.

She took money to pay inside from roofer . Roofer i

Got attorney .

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm not certain I fully understand the situation, but it appears to be one where your friend hired a roofer to change the roof, rain water continued to come in, after which she took part of funds that would have gone to the roofer to pay someone to perform interior repairs resulting from the rain entering, after which roofer retained an attorney. If this is the scenario, it could be difficult to offer you a simple answer. If you're claiming that it was the roofer's work that resulted in the leak, you would need to look at how to prove that. It isn't exactly clear what that attorney did (if the premise of what happened here is correct to begin with), but if you were served with summons and complaint or other papers, you must respond within a short period of time. Think about arranging a quick consult with a Louisiana attorney, who could offer you more meaningful input as to the best course of action you should take. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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