I recently put up barb wire on a portion of my fence for security purposes. Yesterday, I woke up and discovered my neighbor's trailer was backed into the barb wire and bent one of the support arms causing a section to sag. I have pictures showing contact between my barb wire and his trailer. Later in the evening, there was a man that indicated he was the owner of the trailer. He says he didn't do it. He indicated that he rents his trailer out and whoever had it last caused the damage to the fence. Later in the conversation he offered to fix the fence but I told him that I wanted compensation to have the repair done by my contractor, at that point he changed the subject. He then indicated that he didn't live at the property he parked his trailer at. He then left while I tried to get info.
If the damage is extensive and will cost more than your insurance deductable you should make a claim on your neighbor's insurance and perhaps yours. If the damage is minor you could get the bid or estimate and evidence and go to small claims court.
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I agree with the other suggestions. In regards to the strength of your case do you also know what vehicle was pulling the trailer when it hit your fence? That may help you identify who is to blame. You could then file a claim against the insurance company or through small claims court, as appropriate.
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