What is the name of your state? Virginia
A week ago, I had roof replacement job done on my townhouse by a local roofing contractor. Yesterday, while out on my fenced yard, I noticed that there was a huge damage to my one-year-old AC unit. It looks as if some one had dropped a very heavy object on it from a high place and the top of the of the unit is smashed in. Unfortunately I was out of town the week the job was done, but my housemate and my neighbor had noticed that the contractors were being neglegent and were just chucking stuff off the roof. Besides witnessing their carelessness, they did not actually witness them damaging the unit. As soon as I found out about the damage (unfortunately, 5 days after the job was done!), I inquired the company about it. But of course they denied all responsibilities!! They claimed that it was like that when they arrived! But this was a lie because my housemate had noted that there was no damage at the end of the first day of the job (this was a two day job). However, she did not go out to the yard any other days after the first day. But it seems that there can be no other culprits. Replacing the AC unit can be anywhere from 5k-10k. What can I do to get them to take responsibilities for their neglegence? Do I have a case since nobody actually witnessed them damaging the unit?