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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 7:58 PM

YARD DESTROYED

AT&T installed fiber in my neighborhood over a month ago. They hard large machinery running throughout my front yard, and dug multiple holes. My grass is destroyed, and they left mud all over my house and front porch. I have cleaned the mud, but my yard remains destroyed, and no one has returned for over a month. How do I go about correcting the damages that AT&T had caused? 

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232.4K Messages

2 years ago

We're sorry to hear that your yard was damaged, @discipleben! Let's get you pointed in the right direction to correct this issue.

 

If your yard was damaged by AT&T technicians, then you'll want to go ahead and file a property damage claim. Property damage claims are handled by our claims provider, Sedgwick, and they can be contacted at 855-365-4976.

 

Before you call, please have the following information readily available:

  • Location – The physical address or GPS coordinates for the location where damage occurred.
  • Photos – Include close-ups and wide views of the area damaged. If possible, include photos of the person, vehicle, or equipment that caused the damage. Photos can be from cameras, cell phones, or other devices.

Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns, and thanks for reaching out on the AT&T Community Forums!

 

Jarod, AT&T Community Specialist

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3 Messages

2 years ago

Outstanding, thank you for you help! That gives me a process moving forward, I appreciate your time!

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232.4K Messages

2 years ago

We're always happy to help, @discipleben.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach back out if you need any further assistance. We're always just a click away if you need us!

 

Jarod, AT&T Community Specialist

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1 year ago

ATT damaged my irrigation system and my grass when they hired a contractor to install fiber optic line in my neighborhood.  I filed with Sedgewick as I was instructed and they simply said that it's not ATT's fault I must take it up with the contractor. (claim#2211002523-01). Well guess who refuses to get back with me - the contractor ANSCO.  They have zero motivation to.  They did their work, got paid and they are gone.  ATT on the other hand, should make restitution for this damage since they purport to be a reputable company and they directed this work to be done and they will benefit from this fiber optic work being done.  It is absolutely absurd that this damage was done in August and i have had to fight this hard to get reimbursed $275 from a very large corporation that just decided to come into my yard and destroy things that my hard earned middle class money paid for.

Fuming in SC, AKA Tina

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3 Messages

1 year ago

Well, here in Fort Worth, TX. They've torn out my French Drains on both sides of my house,  ruined the front half of my yard and sprinkler system. And have been told it on the easement and that they're not responsible for anything that occurs during AT&T fiber optic lines installation. I'll be submitting a complaint via BBB and contacting a lawyer. This is actually happening in real time. I'm actively seeking a cease and desist order at this time. 

ACE - Expert

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27.9K Messages

1 year ago

Check with you local property tax authority (Tarrant County) to see where the Utility Easement is.  If the work was done WITHIN the designated Utility Easement, there's not a lot you can do and if you had work done within that Utility Easement, that is a problem.

You can certainly contact the BBB.  Those are forwarded to the OOP. 

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3 Messages

1 year ago

So, anyone/utility can damage property and not be held responsible?  

ACE - Expert

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1 year ago

A utility can do what needs to be done in a UTILITY EASEMENT.  If the damage is on PRIVATE PROPERTY, that's another matter.

Who told you the damage was in the UTILITY EASEMENT? 

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1 year ago

The contractor that AT&T hired to run their fiber optic cable(s).

ACE - Expert

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27.9K Messages

1 year ago

I would definitely confirm that info with the office of Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector.

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