Lake Forest, IL asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: water damage in my basement that has led to mold exposure for me was caused by my attached neighbors basement. Can i sue

I live in a duplex attached to my neighbor with a common wall. It’s been determined the water damage in my basement that has led to mold was caused by a problem in her basement. Can I sue her??

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Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Based upon your description you can make a claim. It would be best if you found out the name of their insurance company and make the claim and determine the insurance company position, ie: pay the claim or deny. If denied then you would have to file suit. Another option is to explore whether your insurance coverage would pay for the claim and if so you can get the damage repaired and let the insurance company pursue collection at their option.

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