Defendant’s attempt to dispose of evidence doesn’t bar recovery

A sprinkler maintenance company failed to properly drain a line in a dry sprinkler system during a service call. As a result, the water retained in the system froze and burst the fitting, causing significant water damage to the insured’s assisted living facility. Despite efforts by the sprinkler maintenance company to dispose of evidence of the cause of the freeze up, Stutman Law attorneys retained a sprinkler expert, and through an engineering analysis of the limited remaining evidence, recreated the cause of the loss. Stutman Law also established that the technician who serviced the system was inexperienced and rushed to complete his work prior to the Christmas holiday. The case settled for a confidential amount prior to trial. 

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