Q: Can dotd and contractor be liable for damage to my car from road construction

I bought a car December of 20, in March of 21 I ended up in some road construction work that we were being flagged to drive through. I proceeded to drive through like normal. Until my serpentine belt started squealing pretty much immediately and I asked the flag boy what was that down on the road? was that sand? And he responded "no mam..that's concrete". Lost or short I ended up having catastrophic damage done to my car and engine and all the suspension and many different parts of the car and it is now immovable I cannot drive it at all I only had it for 3 months and I paid cash for it. The dotd told me to talk to the contractor but the contractor is not responding to me so I need help

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could try to arrange for a free or very brief consult with a local attorney to outline your options in terms of using an attorney or handling things yourself in small claims court. It's possible you might need a technical opinion from a mechanic, technician, or other automotive expert to support your position. Good luck

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