Hit a phone line and need help.
I was putting up a fence on Monday and I hit a telephone feeder cable. I called Miss Utilities and they had marked out where the line was so they thought. I was 5 feet from there marks. There was no tape or anything else to let me know that I was going to hit something. You can clearly see the marks that were put down. It did get out a camera and took about 50 pics of everything.
When I hit it I called the phone company and called Miss Utilities. Miss Utilities will not come back out to look at there lines compared to where I was digging. The phone company is telling me it will be $3000 to $5000 to fix the cable. They have fixed the cable and form what I was told I will be getting the bill.
I donít think that I should have to pay for anything but what should I do? I called my lawyer and he came out with his video camera and he told me that if it went to court I would end up paying for it.
According to Miss Utilities they will be within 2 feet from the cable. I was 5 feet off there marks and still hit the thing.
Iím tossing this under a plumbing because I would think someone would of hit something and would know what I need to do.
have you taken picutres?????
if you have not already,
you need to document everything here.....
take exact pictures or movies of exactly where the phone cable was supposed to be....
and exact pictures of where you dug....
that is probably going on already with all those people
standing around ....
but I would have my own pictures just for fun...
you will probably not have to pay a cent
and perhaps if you play your cards right
the phone company will not want to
spend the money to move that line,,,,
so if you let them have access to that part of your
you will probably get your attoruney fees
paid for , and get the line fixed for free,
just demand that they move the cable, and they will be
singing another song...