Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Family in Bellevue Sues City for Home Collapse

Posted Friday, June 3, 2022 by Chris Thayer

Imagine sitting in your home and enjoying a quiet cup of tea. Suddenly, your home begins to literally fall apart around you. You try your best to evacuate, gathering up your pets and most treasured possessions before stumbling out into the yard – just in time to see your family residence crumple inward into a sad heap of splintered wood and ruined furniture. It is every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and it could happen to anyone. Just ask the Bellevue family who is now suing the city after a catastrophic landslide. But can you really sue the city if your home is destroyed by some kind of natural disaster?

To answer this question, you need to get in touch with an experienced attorney. With our help, you can recover compensation for personal injuries sustained due to natural disasters, property damage to your home, and much more. It is best to get in touch with a qualified attorney as soon as possible for best results.

*Family Sues for $5 Million After Home-Wrecking Landslide*A family in Bellevue is now homeless after a destructive act of nature. But according to the family, this was no act of fate. Instead, they claim that the city was negligent in allowing this to happen, and they are suing the local government for a total of $5 million.

The incident began when water began to fill the family’s driveway. Panicking, they moved their cars to a nearby parking lot. During this time, the home slid off its foundation with the wife and dog still inside. An entire segment of the home completely collapsed, leaving the 20-year-old property in dire straits. It later became clear that the incident was caused by a landslide behind the home.

So, why is this family blaming the city? They claim that the entire landslide was caused by a broken water main, and that this water main was constructed from asbestos cement. According to their lawsuit, this material that the city used is much more prone to breakage compared to iron, which they argue constitutes negligence on the part of the city.

The city has pushed back, claiming that the landslide could have been caused by natural factors. They also state that it was the landslide that caused the broken water main – not the other way around. A full investigation is obviously required, although the city has not directly responded to the lawsuit in court.

*Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney*If you have been searching for a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney in Bellevue, look no further than Pivotal Law Group. Over the years, we have helped many injured victims in Washington State. Whether you are suing the local government or a negligent driver, we will fight for your rights and guide you toward a fair settlement. Book your consultation today to get started, as the statute of limitations can cause issues if you delay.