Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Missouri

Q: Is the contractor responsible for replacing my pool. They tore it down insurance company approved parts not the pool

Contractor said pool was approved by insurance

Insurance only approved parts contractor never found parts took the pool down anyway and cut the walls in half left the pool debris in my yard said were not responsible for the pool but we could finance a new one through them or fight it out with our insurance company and they will not fix or replace anything until they are paid in full

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A: You need to contact an attorney immediately that can look into the contract between you and your contractor as well as local laws that may offer you some protection. Collecting from such a person may be very difficult unless the contractor was licensed and insured. An attorney will be able to look into this and will let you know any alternatives you may have. Even if you sue the contractor, obtaining a judgment does not guarantee collection, as often the judgment debtors do not pay voluntarily.

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