The contractor I hired burst pipe during remodeling. The 2 units below me as well as the community room got water damaged. One unit filed a claim with their insurance, but the other unit didn't have their own insurance so they've been just waiting for my contractor insurance's response. But, the contractor's insurance is not taking a fast action. I also filed a claim with my home owner's policy but they are not going to take care of my neighbor's damages because it wasn't my fault. They are saying I didn't do anything wrong, the full responsibilities are on my contractor, so my neighbor who doesn't have his own insurance needs to go through my contractor's insurance even if it's a slow and frustrating process. Can he sue me over this? If yes, am I going to be responsible for the damages?
Yes, he can sue you for the damages. You should then seek indemnification from the contractor's insurance.
You posted this question in the Employment/Labor practice area when it likely should have been posted elsewhere if you want to get attorneys with this area of law to answer. May I suggest you repost.
Good luck to you.
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