North Las Vegas, NV asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Construction Law for Nevada

Q: Discv'd 2 scratches in veh after hiring a landscaping bus. area of work was next to veh. withhold payment? what to do?

The landscaping company was hired to install irrigation lines and set pavers in the front yard. The crew was congregated next to our brand new 2020 4Runner with digging equipment. Discovered two scratches in the passenger side door this morning on our way to work. I want to support our local businesses at this time, not trying to get out of payment, just want to know how to best approach this situation

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

A: A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney, some things to keep in mind is that jurors could ask for proof that the business caused the scratches claimed, and whether it could be possible that without such proof, the business could turn around and sue for non-payment of their services performed under the contract. These could be things to discuss with a Nevada attorney.

Tim Akpinar

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