Did you sustain a serous injury as a result of hitting the pot hole? If so, I recommend contacting an experience Construction site injury lawyer who could further examine the facts and help you determine your next best course of action.
Since you said you are not injured and you sustained property damage of less than $1000, I would try to settle the claim yourself. If you use a lawyer you will wind up not getting much money in your pocket. I don't know many lawyers who would take a case like this without an injury being involved.
It is doubtful that any attorney would assist you on a $950 property damage claim. If you have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle, I suggest that you process this claim through your own carrier. Failing that, your option will be to sue the responsible parties in the appropriate court in your jurisdiction.
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