Whether you are buying a home or are a current homeowner in south Alabama, you may hire a termite company to inspect a house for signs of infestation or termite damage. You expect that the pest control company will take every measure to identify any infestation and fully inform you of any hazards that may be present. When they fail to fully perform their job, you may be left facing serious structural damages that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to fully repair, and you may be stuck with a home that you would not have purchased had you known the full extent of the damage.
The attorneys at The Mims Firm, P.C., have provided local, skilled counsel to residential and business clients in southern Alabama since 1985. We work closely with our clients from start to finish to file termite fraud claims or property damage lawsuits and obtain outcomes that satisfy our clients’ goals.
Types Of Termite Fraud
Termite fraud can occur in several different forms, including the following:
- Inspection fraud: An inspector may claim to have done a thorough inspection of your home, but some may fail to thoroughly inspect your home. Inspection fraud can also occur when you buy the house or when your termite company fails to perform thorough annual inspections, or when they fail to provide information regarding the condition of your property.
- Reporting fraud: Termite companies who inspect the home will provide a wood infestation report to the homeowner prior to closing. Some termite companies may include incorrect or falsified information in that report, preventing homeowners from accurately knowing the condition of the house.
- Treatment fraud: A company may tell a homeowner that a home has been properly treated, when the company knows or should know that insufficient quantities of chemicals (or no chemicals at all) were actually dispensed at the home. The failure to adequately treat leads to a greater chance of termite infestation and damage to your home.
- Failure to honor repair contracts: In addition, some termite companies fail to honor contracts to repair, or attempt to repair less than is necessary after an infestation is discovered.
Pest control companies are generally required to maintain liability insurance. The Insurance companies employ highly capable and skilled attorneys who know how to defend their clients. The pest control companies and their Insurance companies know us, and they know that we know how to pursue a termite case from start to finish. We are a trial law firm. We are comfortable arguing in court and we are always willing to go head-to-head against the termite company and their lawyers to recover all the damages you are entitled to receive.
Strong Advocates In Your Corner
For most people, a home is the largest investment they will make during their lifetime. A termite infestation causes worry, concern, and mental anguish which is recoverable. We know how to guide our clients through the difficult period that follows a termite infestation.