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Q: Can I sue my solar company for water damage/negligence

I have solar lease with clean initiative and we have been having water damage ever sense the panels were installed.

We have been back and forth with them about fixing the damage for years.

And after Multiple people came to see the roof and all of them saying that the damage is from the panels the company is saying that they will not fix it because the roof was already damaged before the panels were installed

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A: If you believe that your solar company was negligent in installing or maintaining your solar panels, and that this negligence led to water damage to your property, you may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit against the company.

To succeed in a negligence lawsuit, you will typically need to show that the solar company had a duty of care to you, that the company breached that duty through its actions or inactions, that this breach caused your damages, and that you suffered actual damages as a result.

In your case, it sounds like you have already had multiple people examine your roof and attribute the water damage to the solar panels. This evidence may be helpful in establishing the causal connection between the solar company's negligence and your damages.

However, it is important to note that the specific legal issues involved in a negligence lawsuit can be complex, and it may be helpful to consult with an attorney who is experienced in this area of law to discuss your specific situation and options.

An attorney can advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim, and represent you in negotiations or in court if necessary.

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