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LA Triples Pothole Payouts

LA Triples Pothole Payouts

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Oct 8, 2013 Share
City Attorney: LA Should Cover Pothole Damage

City Attorney: LA Should Cover Pothole Damage

After an I-Team report exposing the city's attempts to avoid paying pothole claims, when drivers damage their vehicles on poorly maintained city roads, the Los Angeles City Attorney says the pothole claims process needs to be handled more fairly, and that he is open to reviewing some old claims. Joel Grover reports from Los Angeles for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Oct. 8, 2013.

Oct 7, 2013 Share
City Dodges Pothole Payouts

City Dodges Pothole Payouts

LA has the worst roads in the country, but the city is dodging its duty to reimburse most drivers for damage caused by unfixed potholes, according to a joint investigation by the NBC4 I-Team and 89.3 KPCC. Read More

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Fighting the City Government

Fighting the City Government

John Mares says the city didn’t know with whom it was dealing. When he hit a pothole on Aviation Boulevard, he thought the city should pay for the damage to his car. He says it wasn’t easy, but he never gave up. Finally, after months of fighting and discussion, Mares got his check from the city. The check was for $401.67, but for Mares, the feeling of vindication was priceless. Here is one man’s fight with City Hall.

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Los Angeles Dodges Pothole Payouts

Los Angeles Dodges Pothole Payouts

LA has the worst roads in the country, but the city is dodging its duty to reimburse most drivers for damage caused by unfixed potholes, according to a joint investigation by the NBC4 I-Team and 89.3 KPCC. Joel Grover reports from Hollywood for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Oct. 7, 2013.

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Pothole Resources: Helpful Links for Drivers

Pothole Resources: Helpful Links for Drivers

Some helpful links for drivers for information about what to do after hearing that familiar "clunk" caused by a pothole in the road. Read More

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How to File a Claim for Pothole Damage

How to File a Claim for Pothole Damage

In some cases, the city may actually reimburse you for the cost to repair your car. Read More

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Worst Roads in Nation Cost LA Drivers: Report

Worst Roads in Nation Cost LA Drivers: Report

Southern Californians are paying the price for driving in a region with some of the nation's roughest roads, according to a report released Thursday. Read More

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LA has the worst roads in the country, but the city is dodging its duty to reimburse most drivers for damage caused by unfixed potholes, according to a joint investigation by the NBC4 I-Team and 89.3 KPCC.

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