Leg: Expedite claims after 15 cars hit pothole

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 16:29:00-05

After a report on WKBW about 15 cars damaged by a pothole, an Erie County legislator is calling on the county executive to expedite insurance claims.

Rachel Elzufon brought you the story Monday about 15 drivers who suffered damage to their vehicles when they all drove over the same pothole on Losson Road in Cheektowaga.

To get a refund, those whose vehicles sustained damage due to the pothole have 90 days to file a claim. The victim would have to send a letter to the County of Erie – Department of Law, attention Property Damage Department, to 94 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The notarized letter must state the complainant’s name, address, nature of the claim, when and where it occurred and two estimates of the damage.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton, a Republican representing Cheektowaga, is calling on Mark Poloncarz to expedite those insurance claims. He says that section of roadway has been in disrepair for years but a full rebuild is slated of next year.

“The residents of South Cheektowaga have waited years for this seriously deteriorated section of roadway to be rebuilt, and now that construction is commencing, for a large pothole to cause damage to so many residents’ vehicles only adds insult to injury,” said Morton.

He added, “I sent a letter to the County Executive asking him to work with us to aid our constituents. With the significant delay the county had in starting this project the least we can do for our residents is to ensure their claims are resolved in an expeditious manner.”




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