Washington, DC

car damage

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing to see if other PoPville readers have dealt with a similar situation, and if so, what they recommend doing.

There’s been a lot of construction on North Cap and Seaton Pl NW, and it’s caused us Bloomingdale residents many different, varied types of bs. Today, I got into my car around 9:30 to go to work and thought it odd that a semi (yes, a giant truck) was face first up against my car especially because I was parked on the right side of the road. There were three construction workers in the semi, and another was outside trying to help me navigate out of a tight spot (of their creation). I didn’t think much of it until I got back into my car while leaving work, and noticed deep scratches on the hood of my car that could have only been left by the underside of a giant truck– not by the bumper of an SUV for instance. I took a few photos as soon as I noticed the scratches.

Fellow PoPville readers, what are my options here? My roommates suggest that I call the construction company, which I will do tomorrow. What has and hasn’t worked for those of you in a similar situation?”


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