According to a news report from WTHR 13, recent weather conditions have left the city’s streets pitted with potholes. City street crews have begun repairing the hundreds of potholes but expect hundreds more to form. It was advised that people avoid damages to their vehicles and even accidents that could cause personal injuries by keeping their tires properly inflated and never swerving to avoid a pothole, as this could cause a more serious situation.
Residents were also encouraged to report potholes to the city and the news story warned that if the city doesn’t have a report of a pothole at a location where someone’s vehicle is damaged or personal injury occurs, then the city won’t pay out. The city of Indianapolis has a process for filing personal injury and vehicle damage claims. However, those wishing to file a claim have only 180 days after the damage occurs in which to do so.
If you have had your car damaged due to potholes or other hazards on the city streets, particularly if you have suffered an accident and personal injury from this situation, there are a few things the Indianapolis accident lawyers at Ken Nunn Law Office would like you to know. First, see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t feel that your injuries are serious. Secondly, understand your legal rights as well as the time constraints involved in filing a claim. If you’re contacted by the city or by an insurance adjuster, don’t sign anything and don’t let anyone tape record you. Finally, contact us so that we can begin helping you to get the compensation you deserve.