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MEDIA ADVISORY: The I.I.I. Answers the Question: Is Damage Caused by Potholes Covered by Auto Insurance?

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The severe winter of 2014 has left in its wake roadways that look like the surface of the moon, and has consumers wondering: "Is my car covered for pothole damage?"

In response to questions about insurance coverage for car damage and accidents caused by potholes, the I.I.I. has posted the following article, Does My Auto Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Potholes?

The good news is that damage to vehicles caused by potholes is generally covered under collision insurance, an optional coverage that is purchased by more than 70 percent of U.S. drivers.

To arrange a media interview on the topic, please call the I.I.I. press office at 212-346-5500.

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Article: What Is Covered by a Basic Auto Insurance Policy?

Facts and Statistics: Auto Insurance, Winter Storms

Issues Update: Auto Crashes

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