Cookeville, TN asked in Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Tennessee

Q: Contractor didnt pull permits while installing sub panel home burnt down due to breaker box being over loaded law suit?

Installed new hvac system breaker box was full so they installed a sub panel. Didn't now have permits nor inspections. Our home burns down 5 months later fire dept and investigators deem our breaker box was over loaded them not get a permit nor a inspections is this a law suit

2 Lawyer Answers
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Sounds like you may have all sorts of claims against the contractor. But more information would be needed to make a proper assessment. Contact an attorney to review the facts and issues to make a determination of your options.

Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Better start checking out the financial and asset status of your probable defendants. If insurance is involved, the carrier will have subordination rights. Proving your cause of action for negligence and proximate cause will be difficult, so get opinions of what happened in writing if possible. They will become witnesses. Hopefully you did not approve of non code work. If you paid them, they will argue comparative negligence.

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