If the Law Damages Your Property, Who Is Liable to Pay the Repairs?

By Dayne Marae | dmarae@krbc.tv

Published 02/22 2014 10:01AM

Updated 02/22 2014 10:27AM

Often when police officials are searching for a suspect, sometimes it is necessary for them to use force to gain entry into a home or business.

This often results in property damage done by the law.

In many circumstances around the Big Country, business and homeowners feel like they are the victims when their property is damaged.

According to a Texas State Law, if the law is lawfully exercising their power to gain entry into a home, and need to use whatever means necessary, it is not the city's nor the police departments responsibility to day for the damages.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, people should file a claim with their insurance company, and they will determine if they can receive coverage. 

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