Car Damaged by a Rockford Pothole? Here’s What You Need To Do
Potholes, already! It's still February and here come the potholes.
Did you car or truck land in one of Rockford's infamous natural street wonders? With the very cold temperatures, followed by a seventy degree warm-up, it's no wonder that potholes on Rockford streets are appearing much earlier than usual this year.
So what should you do if your car is damaged by a pothole while driving in Rockford? The good news is that you might be able to receive some money from the city to repair your vehicle.
Rockford drivers can file a claim with the city. You need to start by clicking HERE.
The link will take you to the City of Rockford Website. Here's what you can expect next;
- The website will direct you to report a claim to PMA Companies which is Rockford's claims processor.
- You need to file the claim by telephone by calling 1-800-476-2669.
- Then you will receive a claim number. (Be sure to keep this number handy)
Then, you get to sit and WAIT! It's estimated that it will take between 3-4 weeks to get a response. According to the City of Rockford:
During the winter and spring months PMA may receive many claims at the same time. It takes time to properly and carefully input, distribute, investigate, research and prepare a written response to your claim.
If you need to file a claim for pothole damage outside of Rockford, click HERE for information on filing for damages in Winnebago, Stephenson, DeKalb, Boone, McHenry and Ogle Counties.