Termites From Picture Hanging and More

Apr 29, 2022 | Allen A. Ritchie, Termite Damage


Termite Damage


There are no laws against termites. There are laws against companies that say they will treat your home and do not.

Termites have hit the Gulf Coast, creating millions of dollars in estimated damage. Let me tell you about two cases that should shock you into getting your house checked.

First, a friend told me about a young couple hanging a picture, putting in a nail, and watching as the wall came tumbling down. The wall was filled with termites that had eaten almost all the wood. Fortunately, the pest control company, which the couple had initially hired to protect them, did fix the problem. But I strongly feel the company only did so to stop a possible lawsuit that could have cost them more than the repairs.

Then my good friend and lawyer Tom Campbell, whom we work with, tells of a Mobile couple who had to live in their camper for two years fighting with their pest control company to pay for termite damage on their house. It turns out that the company never even treated the home.

These unfair dealings here in Alabama infuriate me. These folks did everything right and were made to suffer — some for years.

I strongly suggest you inspect your house for termites now. Call us immediately if you see the bugs and have a termite prevention policy. We have the resources to help you get the money needed to get your home back to a livable condition.

These are not easy fights, but the results can be worth it.

If you suffer from a termite infestation or have a personal injury like an auto/railroad wreck, wrongful death claim, or slip and fall, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Also, join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30, right after the news. We will take your calls live. We do like answering your questions. We also have lawyers standing by at our offices on Monday mornings.

Allen Ritchie

Mobile Personal Injury Attorney