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Water Damages & Loss

New York City Water Damage Lawyers

Flooding can cause extensive damage to a property, both in terms of what’s immediately visible and what will manifest itself over time. It’s essential for a property owner to get a fair insurance settlement. Getting that fair settlement is, unfortunately, often more difficult than it should be, and our New York City water damage lawyers can help fight for your interests. 

Sutton & Smyth, LLP serves clients across all five boroughs. Call our office at (866) 935-1862 or reach out to us online here to set up a free consultation.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $1.7 Million Property Damage Due to Fire
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  • $585K Bicycle Accident Involving Taxi
  • $485K Sidewalk Trip & Fall

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Going through the experience of flooding can often be traumatic, and property owners may be inclined to simply accept whatever the insurance carrier offers. We understand that people are often not up for a fight, and may not even be aware of what there is to fight about. 

That’s where our New York City water damage lawyers come in. We’ll develop our own assessment of the damage and its total scope, one that will rival that put together by an adjuster who is being paid by the insurance company. We understand the long-term issues that can arise and what questions have to be asked. 

You’ve paid your premiums. Now you deserve the compensation that was promised

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What is Considered Water Damage?

Water damage refers to any harm caused to a structure or property as a result of water intrusion or accumulation. This damage can occur in various forms, each with its own causes and consequences. Here are some common types of water damage:

  • Flood Damage: Floods occur when an area is overwhelmed by excessive water, often due to heavy rain, overflowing rivers, or storm surges. Floodwaters can infiltrate homes and buildings, causing significant damage to structures, belongings, and utilities.
  • Leaking Pipes: Damaged or aging plumbing systems can develop leaks, leading to water seepage into walls, floors, and ceilings. This type of water damage is often insidious, as leaks may go unnoticed for extended periods, resulting in mold growth and structural decay.
  • Roof Leaks: Roof leaks can occur due to missing or damaged shingles, deteriorated flashing, or compromised sealants. Water entering through the roof can cause structural damage, mold growth, and damage to insulation and ceilings.
  • Plumbing Issues: Beyond pipe leaks, other plumbing issues such as burst pipes, clogged drains, and malfunctioning appliances (like dishwashers and washing machines) can lead to water damage. These incidents can result in significant water discharge, causing immediate damage to floors, walls, and belongings.
  • Moisture Seepage: Moisture can seep into buildings through cracks in foundations, gaps around windows and doors, or poorly sealed basements. Over time, this continuous moisture infiltration can lead to dampness, mold growth, and structural deterioration.
  • Sewage Backup: Sewage backups occur when wastewater is unable to flow through the sewer system, often due to blockages or overflows. Sewage water is highly contaminated and can cause extensive damage to properties, posing serious health risks.
  • Condensation: Condensation occurs when warm, humid air comes into contact with cold surfaces, causing moisture to form. This can lead to issues like mold growth, peeling paint, and rot in areas with poor ventilation, such as attics and basements.

Damage Caused by Flooding

There are several types of damage that require financial compensation to make right, including the following: 

  • Flooding can lead to damage to personal belongings and possessions. Furniture, electronics, and other valuables can be ruined by water damage, and many items may need to be replaced entirely. Even if items appear to be dry, they may have hidden damage that will make them unsafe to use or compromise their functionality.
  • Water damage can weaken building materials, causing them to decay and eventually collapse.
  • Water can seep into electrical systems and create fire hazards.
  • Flooding puts an enormous amount of pressure on the foundation and underpinnings. Even if the structure appears to be intact after a flood, it may have hidden damage that can compromise its overall stability and safety.
  • Mold growth is another significant issue that can arise from flooding. When excess moisture is present in a property, it creates the perfect environment for mold to grow and spread. Mold can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and other health issues for people living or working on the property. Removing mold can also be a very expensive and time-consuming process. 

Repairing flood damage can be an expensive process, often requiring extensive repairs and rebuilding efforts. The New York City water damage attorneys at Sutton & Smyth, LLP will work for the compensation you deserve. 

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