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Learn how to file a vehicle claim for NYC pothole damage

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Pothole PatrolIf you suffered some car damage as a result of hitting one of the many potholes on New York City roads, you can file a claim with the city.

According to the City’s Comptroller office, you have to file the claim within 90 days of the incident. Drivers have the option to file the claim manually or electronically by going to the Comptroller’s website.

Even though a police report is not necessary, any documentation of proof will help your case.
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  • GladToBeOutOfNYC

    How does one gather proof of hitting a pothole the width of the lane going across the GWB?! I guess we should've stopped the car, gotten out and taken a picture?! And hoped if we didn't cause an accident by doing so, that we wouldn't get a ticket or worse! Illusion of justice.

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