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Motorists Seek State Payment for Road-Related Problems


The West Virginia Division of Highways faces nearly 200 claims seeking payment for road-related injuries and damage.

Such claims are filed with the West Virginia Court of Claims. The court’s clerk, Cheryle M. Hall, tells The Dominion Post that the court had received 195 claims from businesses and residents as of last week.

During the same period last year, the court received 293 claims.

Hall says the number of claims could increase. The court won’t know the total until May.

Hall says the court can only award up to the amount of collision deductibles on insurance policies. This amount is typically about $500.

Most of the claims received by the court are for vehicle repairs in the hundreds of dollars.