Rusted Cast Iron Pipes?

Cast Iron Pipes Lawsuit

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Cast Iron Pipes Lawsuit

Did Your Insurance Company Deny Your Cast Iron Pipes Claim?

Owning a home requires regular upkeep and maintenance, from cleaning out gutters to replacing HVAC filters. But what happens when the home you’ve worked so hard to take care of sustains severe property damage because of a problem you can’t even see?

Sadly, this scenario is a reality for many homeowners in the U.S. with homes built before 1975. The culprit behind the damage: cast iron pipe plumbing systems that are prematurely failing due to corrosion. Worse yet, insurance companies make it difficult for homeowners struggling with bad cast iron pipes to get the compensation they need to replace the pipes and repair the damage done to their property. Insurance companies often wrongfully deny or underpay claims, blaming the damage caused by the cast iron pipes on common “wear and tear.”

That isn’t right. That’s why the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Insurance Recovery Group are helping homeowners fight back against insurance companies acting in bad faith. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners recover the compensation they need. If you suspect your home may have failing cast iron pipes, fill out our case review form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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  • The Problem With Cast Iron Pipes

    New homes are generally equipped with PVC piping, but prior to 1975, cast iron was the piping material used in most homes in America.

    Although cast iron pipes are supposed to have a lifespan of 50-75 years, and should still be functional today, they are breaking down and failing all across the country at a rapid pace due to premature corrosion. In some homes, cast iron pipes failed less than 25 years after installation, leading to major headaches and costly damage for homeowners.

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  • Signs of Cast Iron Pipe Failure

    There are some clear signs that your cast iron pipes are broken, including:

    • Slow drainage
    • Water stains on rug or carpet
    • Discolored floor tiles and tile grout
    • Broken, cracked, or raised floor tiles
    • Pest infestation
    • Foul smells in your home
    • Water backups in your drain or toilet
    • Leaks

    This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have experienced water damage, and you suspect it may be linked to cast iron pipes, contact us today to see how we can help.

  • Where to Find Information About Cast Iron Pipe Lawsuits

    Cast Iron Pipes Lawsuit Guide

  • How an Attorney Can Help

    If you suspect you have bad pipes, our team can determine the nature of your problem. If your house fits the criteria below, call us today:

    • Your house was built before 1975, and you’ve filed a water damage claim that was denied or lowballed in the past.
    • Your house was built before 1975 and there is evidence of water damage, but you have yet to file a claim.

    We can set your mind at ease by checking to see if you have faulty cast iron pipes in your home. If you do have property damage as a result of bad pipes, and your insurance company underpays or denies your claim, our attorneys will fight tirelessly for the full compensation you need to replace the pipes in your home and repair the damage.

    We have helped thousands of home and business owners successfully recover compensation. Best of all, it costs nothing upfront to hire us, and we get paid only if you win. In most cases, we can even force your insurance company to pay all of our attorneys’ fees in the event of an award.

    If you think you may have a cast iron pipe claim, fill out our free, no-risk form today.

  • What Are Punitive Damages?

    Punitive damages represent compensation that penalizes a defendant in a civil case for committing one or more acts of negligence. You do not receive compensation to cover the cost associated with medical bills or the emotional issues that often develop because of going through a traumatic event. A judge or jury awards punitive damages to discourage the defendant from committing the same act of negligence again. Punitive damages discourage other parties from committing the same act of negligence as well. For example, a judge awards punitive damages from an automaker that designed faulty brakes on one of its models. Punitive damages alert other automakers to avoid making the same design mistakes.

  • What Are the Four Elements of Negligence?

    Proving the four elements of negligence is the key to winning a civil lawsuit that awards you monetary damages. Judges and juries typically award more punitive damages for cases of gross negligence, which is also referred to as intentional negligence.

    Duty of Care

    The duty of care doctrine states that one party owes a duty of care to another party to ensure the other party remains safe. Referring to the automaker example mentioned earlier, an automaker has a duty of care to protect customers from getting hurt while operating one of the automaker’s motor vehicles. Proving the presence of the duty of care doctrine is easy in most cases, especially when it comes to consumer safety issues.

    Breaching the Duty of Care Doctrine

    Breaching the duty of care doctrine involves the defendant committing an act that caused harm to the plaintiff. Your personal injury lawyer must gather and organize convincing evidence, such as photographs taken at the accident scene, as well as camera footage shot from a private or public system. For instance, when an automaker designs faulty brakes for one of its models, the company has breached the duty of care doctrine.

    Incident Caused Your Injuries

    The third element of proving negligence is to demonstrate a personal injury incident caused your injuries. One of the tactics used by attorneys representing defendants in personal injury cases is to claim the injuries sustained by the plaintiff came from another source. For example, if you sustained a broken arm caused by a car accident, the attorney representing the defendant might claim you injured the arm some other way. To prove a personal injury incident caused your injuries, you have to submit copies of medical bills and records that verify you received treatment right after a personal injury incident. 

    Suffered Financial Losses

    Your injuries must have caused financial losses. Submitting copies of bank statements and timekeeping records should be enough evidence to show the court that you lost money because of the injuries sustained from a personal injury incident. If you cannot link your injuries with financial losses, you can expect the judge hearing your case to deny your request for monetary damages.

  • Consult With a Morgan and Morgan Attorney

    With more than three decades of experience, Morgan and Morgan helps clients maximize the value of punitive damages when they file a civil lawsuit. Our highly-rated personal injury attorneys understand what it takes to prove the four elements of negligence.

    Learn more about what are punitive damages by scheduling a free case evaluation today with one of the personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan.

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