After the heavy rainfall that hit Los Angeles, potholes have popped up all across LA County. According to the Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Services, requests for pothole repairs have soared and there have been nearly 3,000 potholes reported in the area and more than 1,500 requests were made just last week. As of right now only 50% of the reported potholes have been repaired. If you hit a pothole, it could result in flat tires, bent wheels and damaged suspension, which could end up costing you almost $600 per repair and sometimes even more. Well, it turns out that you could actually get reimbursed for damages on your vehicle due to potholes. If you happen to hit a pothole and suffer injuries or damages to your vehicle, Caltrans can reimburse damages caused on freeways and state highways with up to $10,000 in repairs. You can get more information here. If the damage occurred on a city street, you can file a claim with the city of Los Angeles here. However, you may need photos of the pothole, the damage and estimates in order to file the claim.
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