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HAS THE CITY FLOODED YOUR HOME WITH SEWAGE?

HAS THE CITY FLOODED

YOUR HOME WITH SEWAGE?

HAS THE CITY FLOODED

YOUR HOME WITH SEWAGE?

OKLAHOMA SEWER LAWYERS

DID YOU KNOW THAT 11.2 HOMES ARE DAMAGED DUE TO SEWER BACKUPS  EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

YOU COULD BE OWED UP TO $175,000 PER OCCUPANT OF YOUR HOME!

Sewer backups are usually unexpected and always create a mess. At best, the backup requires unpleasant cleanup and sometimes expensive damage. When this happens, our clients have questions

Who is going to fix the problem

If it is a problem with the city main then the City will fix it. If it is a problem with your private line that connects to the City main, it is your responsibility. It is important to contact a plumber to come check your lines.

Who is going to pay for the damage?

Obviously if it’s a problem with your line, you will pay for the damage. Unfortunately, even if it’s a result of a problem in the City main, you will likely be left paying for the remediation and restoration. Many Cities and Municipalities try and put this burden on homeowners and their insurance companies. It is important to make sure your homeowners policy covers sewer floods and back-up.

Will the City reimburse me for the damage if the backup is in the City main?

No. Most Cities and Municipalities in Oklahoma are insured by an insurance company that has a standard policy to deny sewer claims. The insurance company will also try and hide behind the City’s immunity to avoid paying a claim. If your claim is denied, call an experienced sewer lawyer.

Will the City do anything to help me?

Probably not. Generally City employees are trained to deny responsibility and not do anything to assist the homeowner with clean-up. Exposure to raw sewage places humans and pets health at serious risk, regardless of the amount of sewage. You should immediately contact a company that specializes in environmental remediation.

Is this City policy or law?

Policy. There is no special law that protects a sewer system operator or its employees from damages caused by their negligence and failure to maintain the sewer system. See law

How do I file a claim?

You can contact the City clerk of your city and ask them to mail a claim form to you, or you can pick one up at City Hall. Beware that there are very special laws that cover these claims. If you think you have claim, contact an experience sewer lawyer to help you.

Oklahoma City Office

1923 N Classen Blvd,

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone & Fax

Phone: (405) 604-5577
Fax: (405) 604-5578

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OKLAHOMA SEWER LAWYERS