Buffalo, NY asked in Personal Injury for New York

Q: Can I sue pepsi company truck hit my power line and we were in a hotel for 21 days

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Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It really depends. If the power line is your own personal line (as opposed a utility company's line), you could certainly recover the cost to repair the line and damages which are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the incident. On the other hand, as plaintiff, you are required to mitigate your own damages which would entail taking measures to repair the line as quickly as possible. Although staying in a hotel for a few days might be deemed reasonable if your power line gets damaged, twenty-one days might not be.

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