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esko
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esko Jan 12, 5:11am - #371904 

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STUPID Pot-holes

I was driving on the highway last night and I hit a freaking pot-hole. Look at what this pot-hole did to my car. It literally pulled and ripped my wheel along with the tire. Is there any kind of compensation from the state for damages done to my car due to unsafe roads? This is going to run me at least $300 dollars. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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BATmobile Jan 12, 5:17am - #371908 

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damn man that sucks.
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GTaintsobad Jan 12, 5:18am - #371909 

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talk to the city or state, or whoever is incharge of that road - up here, if that happens, they pay for it..
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fonz182 Jan 12, 5:20am - #371910 

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crespo_h69 Jan 12, 5:23am - #371911 
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Originally Posted by esko
I was driving on the highway last night and I hit a freaking pot-hole. Look at what this pot-hole did to my car. It literally pulled and ripped my wheel along with the tire. Is there any kind of compensation from the state for damages done to my car due to unsafe roads? This is going to run me at least $300 dollars. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


It is your right to be compensated...at least in Calif.

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Superstuddc27 Jan 12, 5:36am - #371912 
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^ really? damn.. sweetttttt..
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Clos Jan 12, 5:37am - #371913 
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yeah thats y we pay taxes right, for the road to be goddamn save. this happend to me last year
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Pissprinkler Jan 12, 5:38am - #371914 

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enjoy your brand new rims! thumbsup
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Joey Jan 12, 6:11am - #371915 

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HOLY SHIT!

ever since i got my rims i've been more aware of the potholes around my city..everytime i accidently go over one, i worry if there's any damage. the city should really take care of these holes angry
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Kim Jan 12, 6:52am - #371916 
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word. i guess registration, traffic tickets, and DMV fees don't cover it huh? angry

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Superstuddc27 Jan 12, 7:04am - #371917 
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so wait.. cant you just buy some defective rim and blame it on some random pothole and then ask for money .. to buy NEW rims. lol not that i would ever do that.. (not to mention its a complete waste of time) but just wondering.
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Eman Jan 12, 7:17am - #371918 

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we have a shit load over here in cali, at least that ive run into thank god nothings happened, good luck bro hope it works out

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kevin2 Jan 12, 7:18am - #371919 
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you have every right to complian, but be perpare to wait. This happen to my bro months ago. They send him a letter with all kind of promise and tell him to go ahead and get the rims fix. Yet months later they send him a letter explain y they can't cover the cost!

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Kim Jan 12, 7:50am - #371920 
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yep you're pretty much SOL even if you get the city to pay, there is so much red tape that it'll take months sorry bro

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celicajonz Jan 12, 3:14pm - #371921 
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...ouch...

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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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hombredelassrtas Jan 12, 3:37pm - #371922 

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damn bro. goodluck trying to win against the state. they will prob pay otu int he end, just take you forever.

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Traviesa86 Jan 12, 4:20pm - #371923 

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damnn..that sucks...but you don't wanna come down here to New Orleans--we have the crappiest roads I've ever driven on..and I doubt the state would pay for any damage done b/c of the over-abundance of these horrible streets. I do know that if there are rough train tracks they'll do something, but I dunno about the roads

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crespo_h69 Jan 12, 5:17pm - #371924 
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Originally Posted by Eman
we have a shit load over here in cali, at least that ive run into thank god nothings happened, good luck bro hope it works out


Yeah I hate them too, I hate swerving in streets at times just to avoid them, also got to memorize locations of them for night drives thumbsdown

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StuntPanda Jan 12, 5:57pm - #371925 

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Originally Posted by crespo_h69
Originally Posted by Eman
we have a shit load over here in cali, at least that ive run into thank god nothings happened, good luck bro hope it works out


Yeah I hate them too, I hate swerving in streets at times just to avoid them, also got to memorize locations of them for night drives thumbsdown


i do that too. esipcally after all this rain, theres huge chunks of some roads missing. i just try to avoid those roads.
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g96818 Jan 12, 8:13pm - #371926 

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there should be a hotline to call. over here, last year i think, a celi drove into a pot hole, it was so deep that the fenders got crushed thumbsdown

but the city fixed it thumbsup
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RookieGTS Jan 12, 8:19pm - #371927 

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The city will eventually pay you, but it takes a VERY long time for them to compensate you for your loss. So you might as well put your stock rims on for a Long while.
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GT2111 Jan 13, 12:40am - #371928 
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I did the same thing to my rim... I got screwed and you got screwed... Best of lucky. Keep your rim as a memory.. heh
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jonnyess Jan 13, 2:29pm - #371929 

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I suggest finding the pothole and getting a couple pictures if possible. Send into your local highway department with pics of your damage, along with date and time you suffered your loss. I work in the insurance industry, and can assure that these municipalities have coverage against claims like yours...
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esko Jan 14, 12:49pm - #371930 

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thanx everyone for all your input, I'll be sure to complain about this possibly today or early next week.

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KULOD Jan 15, 7:41am - #371931 

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Youll def get ure money back, my buddy did for a pothole in cumberland...where did you get bit...RI has a lot of baaad roads
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esko Jan 15, 1:38pm - #371932 

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I was going 95 North right after exit 23, on the fast lane. I'm sure you'll see it once you pass by. I don't understand how I didn't see that f***ing thing.

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KULOD Jan 15, 4:42pm - #371933 

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^^^pawtucket sucks--call the attorney general Patrick Lynch 401-274-4400..thats a good way to start
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ghostingcelica Jan 15, 9:25pm - #371934 
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san francisco is pothole heaven
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Pnoy Jan 15, 9:34pm - #371935 
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file a lawsuit against the muthafucking government. Yeah that's right...Fucking toll increase and still the same ass shitty roads with all the damn promises they made. I say have them pay all the damages! I know I would. angry
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bloda01 Jan 15, 9:42pm - #371936 

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This is what you do:

Document everything.
Take photos of the damage.
Take photos of the pothole.
Buy new rims and photocopy the receipt.
Write a letter to the Governor, include all the photos and receipt(s).
Do NOT give up easily.
Keep writing, and if they say "NO", just keep writing letters until they pay.
Make it your mission in life.
Good luck. Remember, you are a red blooded American, don't just give in.

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Pnoy Jan 15, 9:53pm - #371937 
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American or not you should get what you pay for. If you pay tax to have better road then you should have better road.
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RookieGTS Jan 16, 2:07am - #371938 

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Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
san francisco is pothole heaven


yup!
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