well, this isn't a pothole, it's a city utility manhole in the middle of the street. It was the city cop who wrote it up as property damage resulting from a city street hazard that told me about how to file the compensation claim. My insurance company confirmed that they would deal with the city AFA the city paying my deductable. If there is any damage, it may just be the popped tire.
Potholes I believe need to be reported. If they've been reported and not fixed withing (I think it's 24 hours here) and you hit it and get damage, city can be held liable.
This is just a headache more than anything. I needed to get my summer tires on, now I have an appt. at 11:30 tomorrow to get that done. I have a spare goodyear tire so the set that got messed up today has a replacement (the second replacement, at 250 a pop).
Grumble... end rant. I'm MUCH better now.