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“The cable company hit my neighbors gas line and when the utility company came to repair it, their machinery damaged my lawn and underground wasteline. How do I handle this?”
I would start by making a claim with the utility company that caused the damage. If they’re not cooperative, have a chat with your homeowner’s insurance agent; they may be able to help.