Well as long as you have filed the appeal properly. Assuming you filed out the proper paper work and filed it correctly it appears you are within the time frame and have posted the required bond.
The next step is that you will have a trial de novo
in the higher court. A trial de novo is a form of appeal in which the appeals court holds a trial as if no prior trial had been held. So you will have a new trial
at which you run the risk that the court could deny your claim all together and award you nothing. (If there is a counterclaim
the defendant could win an award. You made no mention of a counterclaim, so I will assume there is none.) The upside is the court could award you a higher amount than what the lower court awarded. Which in your case could be $5790.
The trial is new, so the court will judge the case fresh. If the Justice of the Peace was not in agreement with the value you placed on your damaged property, you should try to present better evidence at the new trail as to their value. You may want to have an independent appraiser testify as to damage and cost to repair/replace the damaged property.
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