My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Missouri
Hello, this is my first post here. I have some legal training but do not have access to any research tools at the moment. Seeking a little help.
A good friend parked their vehicle at an Airport in St Louis Mo (using a paid parking lot) while on vacation. During his time away, a tornado devastated the terminal. Upon their return several days after the tornado, they discovered several windows busted out of the vehicle and interior water damage due to the steady rain which had been falling since the tornado/busted windows.
Their insurance company claims that they are not covered for such damage. (Another issue for later)
My question: Even though I am sure that there are clauses disclaiming damage occurring while parked on the company's property, does anyone else see a valid tort claim here? It seems unreasonable to pay a company for a supposedly secure parking space and then have that company watch as your vehicle is subjected to preventable water damage occurring over the course of several days, while you are out of state. Even if the act of calling in an auto-glass company for repairs is beyond their duty, a cheap tarp would have prevented a lot of damage...