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Pennsylvania Precludes Paying Price of Potholes

Posted on March 5, 2018

If your vehicle was damaged by a pothole on a Pennsylvania state road and you are looking for the state to pay damages, you’re out of luck, according to a recent article on TribLive.

While motorists may file a claim, a law prohibits compensation from the commonwealth to pay for damage caused by “potholes, sinkholes, and/or conditions created by the natural elements,” reported the article.

Claims are possible in the case of bodily injury, however, there are significant restrictions. Claimants must establish that there was “reasonably foreseeable risk of the kind of injury which was incurred.” Additionally, the state must have had written notice of the dangerous condition and sufficient time to repair it. This law varies on municipal and county roads.

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