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Anyone successfully Claimed Pothole damage?


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drove over one today and its scrapped the wheel. . . like quite high up (that deep). . . So I might ring tomorrow and complain. Had it have happened parking I wouldn't be so annoyed, as that would be on me, but pot holes are surely a responsibility of the council?

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As many Pictures of the pothole as you can get from various angles preferably with a rule/tape measure (or something to guage the length/width and depth of the hole). Also as many witnesses that you can get who have seen it or driven past it to give a written statement saying it was there and I hope you have the patience of a saint! Also get some quotes for any damage to the wheel/suspension/tyre/stearing.

A mate in my last work argued for 13 months with Edinburgh council before they caved in and paid about £1000 for the damage from hitting a pothole on his BMW. 

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No, although I scraped my alloy on a dropped kerb that turned out to be very dropped at all...  Growth covering the fact it actually had become a two inch kerb...

I also had to have my front right spring replaced at the weekend after it cracked on a speed bump... No claims required, the spring had lost its powder-coating, water had gradually seeped in, bit of rust and then a cold morning followed by a speed bump was the straw that broke the camel's back!  Perhaps speed bumps should be removed and the tarmac saved used to fill the holes in the roads...  More pleasant and safe driving for us all...

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I believe you can only claim for potholes which are now marked as that shows the Council is aware of it, but has so far done nothing about it.

They can no longer be held accountable for potholes they don't know about afaik...

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1 hour ago, richard150 said:

did you take a picture of the pothole 

 

Not yet, I'm going to go back tomorrow. Will post pictures of damage and hole tomorrow on here.

Granted the damage isn't all that bad, but I like my car in immaculate condition (as do we all), and well, now it's not.

It's on a very busy road though, and due to low light in evenings early now gonna be difficult to attain good pictures. But I'll try.

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report it to www.fixmystreet.co.uk they pass reports on to council and let the public know when report was submitted you can also check to see if anybody has reported your pothole yet. if not report it so the council can fill it

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