Termite Bond Lawsuit Lawyer
Termites cause billions of dollars in property damage each year across the United States. Specifically, South Carolina and Georgia residents are at risk, as termites pose a serious threat to the structural integrity of homes throughout the region. Surprising to some, however, homes continue to have termites despite the existence of a termite bond, which is a contract between a homeowner and a termite control company. This means that in some cases, termite damage is a result of the negligence of a pest control company. Often, when confronted by a homeowner with termite damage, these companies and their insurers attempt to deny responsibility, hiding behind complex contractual language and terms.
If you suspect a termite infestation in your home, or you’ve been told by a contract worker that there’s evidence of termites, it’s imperative to contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston. With a thorough understanding of termite control contracts and exclusions that pest control companies and insurers leave behind, Taylor Anderson has handled numerous cases involving termites and other wood destroying organisms in South Carolina and Georgia:
- Beaufort/Fripp Island
- Hilton Head
- Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island
- Kiawah Island/Seabrook
- St. Simons Island
The Taylor Anderson Law Firm represents property owners who have been harmed by the negligence of pest control companies. Thus, if you are a homeowner, homeowner’s association or commercial property owner, and termites have damaged your property, do not be taken advantage of by pest control companies or insurers. Give Taylor Anderson a call to make sure that the cost of repairs falls where it should—on the pest control company or its insurer.
Whether your claim involves Formosan termites or Eastern Subterranean termites, the Taylor Anderson Law Firm can evaluate your claim at no charge.
Termite Damage: Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need An Attorney?
- If your home or building has sustained serious property damage because of termites, it is wise to speak with an attorney. You need to evaluate your legal rights against the pest control company, previous owners of the property and other responsible parties. This process involves a detailed analysis of the pest control contract, documents relating to inspections and pesticide applications and disclosures made by other homeowners. An experienced attorney is beneficial in determining and protecting your legal rights.
My pest control company claims that it will not cover my property damage because Formosan termites caused it. Is this correct?
- If your pest control company is refusing to take responsibility for termite damage due to Formosan termites, it is best to contact an attorney immediately. Your pest control company may attempt to convince you that it has no legal liability for damages caused by Formosan termites, even in areas where they are most likely to harm your property. Taylor Anderson has extensive experience with Formosan termite damage and the contractual loopholes that pest control companies use to avoid responsibility.
I am a board member of a condominium association, and we have discovered termite damage at our complex. What should I do?
- If you serve on the board of a homeowner’s or condominium association and have discovered termite damage, it is imperative to fully investigate the association’s rights against its pest control company and any other liable parties. It’s wise for a board member to contact Taylor Anderson for legal expertise pertaining to the claim.
My pest control contract contains an arbitration clause. Does this mean that I cannot file a lawsuit?
- The short answer is “it depends.” Arbitration clauses may or may not be enforceable, depending on whether the arbitration clause complies with state and federal laws governing their enforceability. Taylor Anderson has successfully defeated arbitration agreements in court and is equipped to navigate the complexities associated with arbitration clauses and pest control contracts.
Does The Taylor Anderson Law Firm handle cases involving wood destroying organisms besides termites?
- Taylor Anderson has litigated cases involving powderpost beetle damage, wood destroying fungus and other wood destroying organisms. If your home or property has been damaged by any of the aforementioned pests, contact The Taylor Anderson Law Firm for a detailed investigation and insight into your claim.
Termite Bond Lawsuit Lawyer Serving Coastal Areas Of South Carolina And Georgia
When you’re under contract with a termite control company under good faith, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of termite damage. Contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston for a free review of your claim.