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Old 08-23-2019, 10:35 PM
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Seriously the roads around here have cost me thousands in direct damage. I can only imagine how much suspension damage was also accelerated by these roads.

Did you know you can pursue making the city you live in pay for your damage? By virtue of taxation, tabs, registration and all the nonsense people pay for to use public roads, the city/state is required to maintain safe roadways; this is the business agreement you and the state make every time you pay your registration fees. If you can prove (and it is possible) that their road damaged your car, they will compensate you in one way or another.


The absolute worst I have seen to date was with a friend who hit a pot hole and the force completely blew the strut through the top strut mount. The city paid for the full repair because they were the ones who left the massive pot hole there causing an unsafe roadway.
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^I just had a pothole bounce our wagon so hard it made the front LH axle come up into the plastic cladding (cracked the cladding) and tore the boot. Axle grease everywhere. Also had one blow a steering rack on an e30 once. Didn't try to deal with the city but perhaps I should have. I can't imagine they make the process easy...
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Did you know you can pursue making the city you live in pay for your damage? By virtue of taxation, tabs, registration and all the nonsense people pay for to use public roads, the city/state is required to maintain safe roadways; this is the business agreement you and the state make every time you pay your registration fees. If you can prove (and it is possible) that their road damaged your car, they will compensate you in one way or another.


The absolute worst I have seen to date was with a friend who hit a pot hole and the force completely blew the strut through the top strut mount. The city paid for the full repair because they were the ones who left the massive pot hole there causing an unsafe roadway.
This should be a life pro tip. And yes. I have gone after the city for this before. When i had a police report. This time I donít. Once I hit a pot hole so hard that my rim split into two pizza rings. Not cracked or bent. Fully split down the middle. Then a 5 series right become me hit the same hole and blew out all the airbags. Then about 20 other cars pulled up one after another behind me, with various amounts of damage.

Yea so end result, I got to write of $1k in damages. Nothing else.
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I actually did the process once in Florida ('05 E46 330i Sport Pkg).

The pothole MUST have been previously reported by someone prior to the incident you report (for the claim to be paid).

I had an alignment, 2 wheels, and 2 tires reimbursed by Hernando Co, FL.
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