If you’ve driven in Middle Tennessee for the past several weeks, it’s likely been a bumpy ride. That’s because the roadways around Nashville and the surrounding counties are riddled with potholes caused by the recent winter weather that swept across the area.
The damage potholes can cause to vehicles is extensive and expensive. Drivers have reported thousands of dollars in damages to their cars and trucks from potholes. While your insurer can help you cover the costs associated with pothole damage, the Nashville car accident lawyers with Ponce Law would like to point out one other avenue you may consider in seeking compensation for property damage caused by potholes.
WSMV 4 News reports the Tennessee Department of Treasury may assist you with the costs of vehicle damages associated with striking potholes. Drivers of damaged vehicles need only file claims with the agency and should include at least two written estimates from licensed repair centers. The claim will then be examined and a decision will be issued, which could take as long as 90 days.
At Ponce Law, we know just how expensive repairing a damaged vehicle can be. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful these tips will be able to help you get the assistance you need if your car or truck was damaged after hitting a pothole.