Car damaged on NYC roads? There may be help

With road rage, traffic congestion and more, driving around New York is difficult. Drivers say road hazards that may be caused by city work crews make it unbearable.



Glenn Wolin was one of 11 people whom city Comptroller Scott Stringer said were reimbursed by the city after their tires were damaged on Ocean Avenue in November. Wolin says he lost two tires in the incident.



The Department of Transportation had been repaving the road at the time and apparently left two manhole covers exposed.



"There was clearly negligence in this particular case," says Wolin. "They didn't put those ramps they normally put around raised things."



The comptroller's official website has a page where drivers can submit claim information. Stringer says claims must be filed within 90 days of the incident.



He insists that if the city's negligence is to blame for a driver's damaged vehicle, the city will reimburse the driver.


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