Legal Question in Consumer Law in Georgia

If movers did not properly turn off the water valve after disconnecting a washing machine and water flowed through the washer connection into the apartment I was moving out of and caused significant damage, is it possible to win a small claims lawsuit in spite of signing a simple waiver form? The paragraph in question stated, " I understand that will move appliances, equipment or machinery. However, we will not disconnect and/or connect any appliance, equipment or machinery unless the shipper instructs the crew to do so. will not be held liable for the damage to the appliances, equipment machines, or property contributable to the connection and/or disconnection. Furthermore, will not be held liable for the electrical damage to property associated with the connection and/or disconnection of appliances, equipment or machines" I initialed that section and signed and dated the bottom of the release of liability form.

Asked on 8/14/13, 6:03 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

If that's what it said, you probably lose, and if they hire a lawyer, you may ened up paying their attorneys fees. Read contracts before you sign them. They matter.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 6:40 am

Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

The reason they had you initial that provision is for just such occurrence as what you are writing about. I agree with Mr. Ashman that you are probably out of luck.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 10:14 am

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