Filing a claim with the city maybe
November 1, 2012 9:29 AM Subscribe
Messed up my car! City construction work was involved. What can I do?
posted by AceRock to law & government (8 answers total)
My city is doing some work in the alley behind my house (something with pipes and drainage and digging up the ground). I have to use this alley to get to my parking spot. Because a city truck was in the way of my usual path to my spot, I had to maneuver around it and in the process I had scraped and dented by door pretty badly.
I talked to the guy who were working out there and they told me to call the "risk manager" who would process my claim if I wanted to file one.
My question is: what do I need to know and make sure to do to get the best possible result here? What should I expect? What are my rights? Do I need a lawyer? Should I call my insurance company? I have taken pictures of the damage, where I had to drive to maneuver around the truck, etc.