Midland Property Damage Lawyer
Has Your Property Been Flooded by Water Diversion?
Changes to property can result in changes to the way water flows across
it. This can prevent water from reaching storm drains and other important
water displacement features, resulting in
property damage. If your neighbor makes a change to their property, such as installing
a new feature or placing sandbags in preparation for a storm, and those
changes result in damage to your home, the state of Texas affords you
several important rights.
Filing one of these suits can be complex, meaning you should not hesitate
to retain an attorney who can help you with the legal process. At Dean
Law Firm, we have built a strong record of success through our dedication
to ethical practices and detailed legal knowledge. We have a firm grasp
on property damage laws, and can help you present the evidence that strongly
supports your claim in court. We have been recognized with numerous awards
and accomplishments for our abilities, including carrying a perfect 10.0
Superb rating from Avvo and an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Let Dean Law Firm handle your case! Call 432.214.8125 today for a
Texas Water Code § 11.086
The code knows as “Overflow Caused by Diversion of Water” is
what protects property owners in the event their home or business is damaged
by redirected water flow. The code states: “No person may divert
or impound the natural flow of surface waters in this state, or permit
a diversion or impounding by him to continue, in a manner that damages
the property of another by the overflow of the water diverted or impounded.
A person whose property is injured by an overflow of water caused by an
unlawful diversion or impounding has remedies at law and in equity and
may recover damages occasioned by the overflow.”
This includes directing water away from flood control infrastructure, such as:
- Storm drains
It’s not uncommon for those who are in line to sustain property damage
as a result of natural flooding to do everything in their power to redirect
the water, but if this redirection winds up damaging
your property, then you are eligible to file a suit.
Don’t live with your property damage caused by water diversion,
contact Dean Law Firm online now!