Chicago winters can only mean one thing. POTHOLES! And there are a ton to dodge this season with the recent snow storms and drastic temperature changes over the past few weeks.
BUT, NBC 5 reports that if your car is damaged while driving over one, you may receive some compensation!
Here are the steps to take for auto damage caused by a pothole or accident with a City vehicle:
- Complete and sign this Damage to Vehicle Claim Form
- Provide a copy of paid receipt for the repairs performed to the car, OR two written estimates for the cost of repairing the damage (a copy of each is sufficient)
- Provide a copy of a police report for the incident that resulted in the damage
- Send all information to:
Office of the City Clerk
121 N. LaSalle St, Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602-1295
Claims can take several months so be patient!