How do I sue the city for car damage?

I drove over a very unkempt road, and my car suspension was damaged by a pothole. How do I sue the city for car damage?

Answer
Bumpy roads can be frustrating to deal with and dangerous to drive on! Since your car was damaged by city property, you can file a claim with your insurance company just like you would with any other incident. That said, you’ll need to gather the same information you would in a car accident, including:
  • A statement describing the incident,
  • the time and specific location of the accident,
  • a description of the pothole (including size and depth), and
  • an account of damages caused by the pothole.
Once you’ve filed a claim, your insurance company will work with you to figure out which government entity is responsible for the road. When you identify the culprit, your provider will help you file a claim against them.
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 24, 2021
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