How Do I Get the Gas Company to Repair the Damage They Caused on My Property?
The answer will depend on the relief you seek. If you want an order directing the company to make the repairs, it will probably need to be filed in other than a small claims court, as they normally have limited dollar amounts and are unable to order equitable relief, such as ordering someone to act or not act, and will only award money damages. For example, Jeffersonville City Court is limited to claims seeking no more than $500. You might also try to contact your local councilperson or the utility regulatory commission.
It is possible you may get repair estimates and then sue for the cost of hiring another to do the work. You may also get affidavits from contractors stating whether the soil and weather conditions are proper for the work needed. It will be a matter of subjective determination for the court, based on all the circumstances involved, whether the delay in repair was reasonable or not.
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