NYC pays out $138M in settlements due to pothole damage
The city of New York has paid out around $138 million in settlements resulting from defective roadways all around the city – mostly due to potholes – over the last six years, a report from CBS2 showed.
The report also stated that the pothole problem has given rise to over 12,000 claims for damage to vehicles and almost 6,000 personal injury lawsuits pending against the city. The worst roadways for potholes were cited to be the Brooklyn-Queens expressway, the Grand Central Parkway, and the Belt Parkway.
The money shelled out by the city to pay for settlements due to damage could effectively be used to repave 814 miles of city streets, give out an additional 115,000 child care vouchers, or provide 300,000 additional slots in the city’s summer youth program.
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