First Coast News consumer reporter, Ken Amaro, recently consulted Terrell • Hogan attorney Leslie A. Goller, who handles consumer law cases and is a member of National Association of Consumer Attorneys. He wanted to know who has the burden of proof in a consumer case. Ken Amaro (“I’m calling Ken”) was investigating and reporting on a homeowner’s claim that her house had been damaged by heavy construction equipment operating on the lot next door. Leslie advised that legally a plaintiff has the burden of proof. She also suggested that the homeowner make a claim with her homeowner’s insurance, who then might have a subrogation claim against the construction company and/or the commercial property owner. The story appears on the First Coast News website: Did construction of Dollar General damage residential property?
At Terrell • Hogan, protecting families from accidents and personal injury is what we do every day. We represent the injured as they seek justice, but we also know that it’s best to try to find ways to prevent injury and loss before they happen.