I considered initiating the suit. I may still do so. My time to repair
will be 20.00 /hour plus materials.
I don't think he knows he is in the wrong. I think he feels that he is
in the right. I really do.
Possibly because it's true. According to the National Institutes of Mental
Health, "violent" spousal abuse (serious bodily injury or death) is
inflicted on the male partner 59% of the time vs. 41% for the female.
The gals only hold a small lead for "all" physical abuse, 51-49% ("all"
includes the "violent" plus shoving, slapping, tickling, spanking, etc.).
I come late into this thread andf haven't read all the responses. My
suggestion is that, before anyone lets a contrator do major work on
the property, it may be a good idea to take as many digital photos as
possible of the original condition on the property. Use the current
newspaper with headlines as part of the image to establish the date in
the photos. Perhaps do a video record too. This will solve a lot of
"I said you said" disputes.
Here in California, insurance companies not only raise rates, but also
cancel policies based on "a claim or two." Worse, many insurance
companies (e.g., GEICO) will no longer write new homeowners policies
here. Worst of all, the few companies that still do so will not write a
new policy if you have had a claim paid by any other company within the
last five years (e.g., Allstate).
If OP has any doubts, I would strongly recommend he check with his state
insurance commissioner's office or private attorney with expertise in
Paul in San Francisco
I, for one, am not aware of any usual mindless "women are home
wreckers" joking that goes on here.
I don't see that you've added anything to the thread except to harass
an otherwise decent and often helpful guy.
Please go away until you learn to play nicely with others.
-> Long story short, I hired a contractor to remove three trees from-> my property and in the process he caused damage beyond the usual yard -> dings from falling limbs and trunks. He dropped a limb on my shed, -> breaking the shingles and wood sheeting. Dropped a limb on my yard -> rake, shattering it. Tried to hide both damages until I confronted him.-> He said, 'well the roof was old anyway'. It was but it was completely -> intact. He purchased in inferior POS rake to replace my broken one -> telling me that's all Home Depot had.-> That was a lie because I stopped at the same HD the same day and bought -> my replacement that was identical to my old one.
You might want to ask about this in misc.legal.moderated. Let them know
where you live. You'll get some solid advice there.
If possible you should also file a complaint with the BBB. The BBB may also
be able to mediate this situation for you. In future you might consider
joining Angie's List if they have a chapter in your area:
http://www.angieslist.com/ and hopefully you'll be able to find a service
provider that won't try to cheat you again. I only use service providers who
have a good rating with Angie's List and the BBB.
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