LANSING (WKZO) -- A claim form is available for motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by potholes on a state "trunk line." Those roads are highways with an "M," "I," or U.S. prefix like M-10, I-75, or U.S. 23. The Michigan Department of Transportation says any damage that occurred on other roads would not qualify.
If a motorist claims damage of less than one-thousand dollars, a form has to be submitted with MDOT regional office or a transportation service center where the damage occurred. Claims of over one-thousand dollars need to be filed with the Michigan Court of Claims in Lansing.