When someone else's careless or intentional conduct causes damage to or destruction of your property, you might be considering a lawsuit. Property owners can turn to their state's court system to get compensation for financial losses resulting from damage to real property (a home or land) or personal property (a vehicle, an iPhone, jewelry, etc.).
A property damage claim might be brought as part of a larger case (a car accident lawsuit where personal injury and vehicle damage are both alleged, for example) or it might form a standalone lawsuit.
Property damage cases tend to have their own deadlines when it comes to your right to file a civil lawsuit. These deadlines are set by state laws (called statutes of limitations), and in the links below you'll find articles discussing the details for property damage statute of limitations in each state.