Working in the roadway is a necessary part of our job and most minor vehicle damage is not caused by neglect. If you are seeking compensatory damages for a chipped windshield or other vehicle damage due to the condition of a road we first urge you to contact your own insurance company to see if you have applicable coverage before contacting our office. The law is such that the Crawford County Road Commission cannot pay for personal damage out of public funds. Our insurance carrier determines if and when claims are paid.
As a governmental entity the Road Commission is immune from tort liability when engaged in governmental functions. This includes roadway maintenance when applied to the Road Commission (MCL691.1407). However, there are limited exceptions to Governmental Immunity (MCL691.1405).
The Road Commission regrets any inconvenience or distress this situation may have caused you. Please fill out all sections that apply and attach any additional documentation required to process your claim insurance form
The Administrative Offices of the Crawford County Road Commission does not participate in the awarding or denial of any insurance claim. If you have questions regarding the status, award or denial of your claim, the insurance packet has all the information.
Damage to Private Installations or Property
Private installations such as: fences, flowers/trees/shrubs, sprinkler systems, etc. within the public right-of-way may be damaged in the process of snow removal or seasonal maintenance work. Damage that may occur in not intentional and in many cases is unavoidable. Because it is the statutory responsibility of the road commission to maintain the roadways and right-ofway prperty, the Road Commission is not liable or responsible for any damage caused to private installations located within those roads and/or right-of-way.