Well in civil court you might make a claim for negligence and damages on these grounds, however I presume he would have to have known that you pass his property but maybe not. Negligence would come from the principal of duty of care and your claim of his breach of it. Every professional has a duty of care, it could be a risky case but it really might just stand, damages would come from emotional stress and sufferance caused by his negligence by breach of his duty of care.
If you were in Britain (professional negligence in the Us has the same characteristics) I might suggest you go through the small claims (upto 10 grand payout) which would cost you about 100 quid even if you lost the case. Thinking about it you might just win especially now you have the Sheriff seeing your side of things. Of course normally I might charge 15% of anything you win but in this case well - this advice is for free.