With the warm weather, comes the surge of some very awful and destructive potholes. The newer you vehicle is, the wider your rims and tires will be. A many number of vehicles we sell, come with low profile tires and even for winter, you cannot downsize to a rim that will give you more tire height to avoid curbs and pothole damage.
All tire manufacturers has abolished there road hazard warranties and will only warranty a tire is there is a manufacture defect. And trying to prove that there was a manufacturer defect in the tire is very difficult. I have heard that in some cases the city has reimbursed some motorists for the damages incurred from potholes, but I personally think it is rare.
The best thing you can do is, be as alert as you can when driving and hope that you can avoid all potholes.