Your rights are likely governed by one of two statutes in Massachusetts law: the defect in public way statute (General Laws, Chapter 84) and/or the Tort Claims Act (General Laws, Chapter 258). These statutes have special notice and/or presentment letter requirements. Written claims must be filed with the public agency responsible for maintaining the roadway. If possible, I would suggest taking photographs of the defect in the roadway ASAP before any changes are made to its condition. Please...