What can we do if our plumber's invoice was double the verbal estimate?

Question Details: The plumber's verbal estimate stated "X" amount per foot sewer line replacement and that included labor, material and equipment. However, in their need to bring a bigger excavator they broke the telephone line which increased the cost. Shouldn't the cost for that extra labor and equipment be covered by them and not the client? What can I do if they seem unreasonable to reduce the total?

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