MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Spring is pothole season in Minnesota. And if you’ve ever had an aggressive encounter with the concrete divots, you know they can cause serious damage. And that could mean a significant payout.
What you may not know is that MnDOT will sometimes pay for the damage to your vehicle.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Extend Curfew, But Local Governments Have That Option
The damage must have occurred on a state highway, interstate or trunk highway. The condition must have existed long enough for MnDOT to have had adequate time to make repairs.READ MORE: MN Providers Advised To 'Pause' Distribution Of Jonson & Johnson Vaccine Until Review Of Rare Blood Clot Cases
Their website says this does not generally include:
- Weather-related events and conditions (ice, snow, flooding, etc.)
- Damages caused by other motorists/vehicles
- Unreported road debris or condition
- Claimant’s own negligence
You must claim within 180 days. It will take MnDOT about a month to investigate a claim and make your decision.