Claim for Damage to Your Vehicle from Potholes / Damaged Roads
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Claim for Damage to Your Vehicle from Potholes / Damaged Roads

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Refreshed 28th May (Posted 27th May)
You may be able to claim compensation if your vehicle has been damaged by a road. The organisation you contact depends on where the road is and the type of road.
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don't let them get away with it! then we may actually start to see them fix the damn things!
So... Claim back for the pothole damage will cost the government potentially more compared to just fixing the damn pothole? Welcome to our 2018 government
Protoype24 m ago

Pay "road tax" for using your bike? /haha


There is no such tax as road tax.
Pateo38 m ago

How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery …How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery housing yesterday,due to a pothole ladden road



Pay "road tax" for using your bike? /haha
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don't let them get away with it! then we may actually start to see them fix the damn things!
How much could you potentially get ?
And is it worth it
Unless you've suffered a lot of damage, really not worth the hassle unless your willing to fight , the council responsible and their insurers , they won't make it easy for you.
So... Claim back for the pothole damage will cost the government potentially more compared to just fixing the damn pothole? Welcome to our 2018 government
thegamingkinginfo27th May

So... Claim back for the pothole damage will cost the government …So... Claim back for the pothole damage will cost the government potentially more compared to just fixing the damn pothole? Welcome to our 2018 government


True but where the money coming from isn’t Theresa’s magic money tree this time
How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery housing yesterday,due to a pothole ladden road
Nevermind offshore banking is looking good.
And I got whiplash and trauma from a pothole.
I was joking.

Heat from me.
Happen to me , got fobbed off. Wanted me to go to court . There get out card is that they didn't know there was a pothole , but fixed it week later . The bothole was about foot deep
Negligence (pothole) is one thing, speed humps (criminal damage) is another thing entirely.

By the amount of pieces of springs littering the roads I'm not the only one!

Worst of all I one got beeped by a bus for slowing down for one as his bus was wide enough to straddle the speed hump and didn't want to slow down!

Sunday rant over.
The road these days are a disgrace!.
We should not even need to do this, if the councils got their act together and perform routine journeys and be more proactive tacking these. Whats so hard!

Each council have plenty of capital and ongoing costs to tackle this.
People's insistence to drive vehicles with low profile tyres does not help either...
Pateo38 m ago

How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery …How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery housing yesterday,due to a pothole ladden road



Pay "road tax" for using your bike? /haha
Protoype27th May

Pay "road tax" for using your bike? /haha


Obviously not! But the point is I'm a UK council tax paying road user and I expect my local council to give me safe maintained roads to cycle on
GAVINLEWISHUKD28 m ago

By the amount of pieces of springs littering the roads I'm not the only …By the amount of pieces of springs littering the roads I'm not the only one!



I see so many snapped springs, when i'm out walking i'm going to start collecting them. Roads around here (seaside town, east yorkshire) are truly horrendous. They fill potholes too much, so instead of a hole it's now protruding.. Then few weeks later it's back to a hole.
Edited by moderator: "potty mouth" 27th May
Awful potholes where we live ... the buses struggle to get the wheelchair ramp down at bus stops due to the uneven surface ... seen elderly people also trip getting off the bus. Email the council, tfl and still nothing is done ... budgets! Awful
I have two claims in to my local council/their insurers at the moment for damage to wheels and tyres. I am not expecting it to be easy. Always check online as to whether the pothole has already been reported. Both of mine had been reported a month earlier by different people and the council had decided to "assess at the next review" which I am citing in my claim. There is a map on online where you can see where the potholes have been located (different councils use the same online system ) if they have already been reported. You have to report them before they will send you a claims form. Make sure that you go back and take photos and if not too dangerous to do so, - also measurements particularly depth, don't wait for the claim form. Councils have been known to suddenly repair them if they know that a claim is on the way. One of mine was repaired despite having been reported before, within three days of me reporting it , because (I suspect) I made it clear that I was going to put a claim in. Fortunately I had taken photos and measurements. Also be aware that if you do try and claim they cite a three month time period before you are told whether you are successful or not and they keep rigidly to this.
Pateo1 h, 1 m ago

How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery …How about us bike road user's? my ebike sustained damage to the battery housing yesterday,due to a pothole ladden road


Ebike users should definitely pay road tax and insurance for accidents they may cause.
also what’s a ladden road? Boys own? haha
Protoype24 m ago

Pay "road tax" for using your bike? /haha


There is no such tax as road tax.
goldy121 h, 23 m ago

Unless you've suffered a lot of damage, really not worth the hassle unless …Unless you've suffered a lot of damage, really not worth the hassle unless your willing to fight , the council responsible and their insurers , they won't make it easy for you.


Im currently in debate with Glasgow city council the now for pothole damage, fed up footing the bill myself. My claim came back saying they review the road in question quarterly and it was 'acceptable' almost two months before, therefore they're not accepting liability. I've appealed and am going to fight them all the way. This road is notoriously bad and seems to be getting potholes re-filled every couple of month. This one was a foot deep when i hit it. Told them i'll be going to my local councillor also.

Maybe next time im being asked to pay road tax I should refrain because the roads arent to an acceptable driving standard. Gets me so angry.
Pateo29 m ago

Obviously not! But the point is I'm a UK council tax paying road user and …Obviously not! But the point is I'm a UK council tax paying road user and I expect my local council to give me safe maintained roads to cycle on



I'm a UK council tax paying road user as well, does that mean I can stop paying my car tax?
They're not got going to make it easy better off paying the £50 for the tyre than months of headache, thats what I did. Guess they are saving the money for the next royal wedding ... How much did the last one cost us £30 million ? Might have fixed a few roads for that. Nice weddding but just making a point.
Your council is spending all its money being ethically diverse and looking after old people. Everyone wants their roads fixing, yet when the local council wants to put up council tax bills, everyone kicks off.

It amazes me that when Brexit goes through, the EU is expecting the U.K. to pay billions towards planned future infrastructure projects across Europe, yet our roads are sh@gged. Really?
Edited by: "Emeye" 27th May
A few years ago our bin men dragged a wheelie bin up the side of my car, scratching the paintwork all along. Essentially it was criminal damage.

Tried to claim the cost back from council but they plainly denied it. Literally just accused me of lying about it.

Moral of the story is if you try to claim anything from these muppets be prepared to fight dirty.
They can give me a new bicycle..... the pot holes ruined my back wheel, but it’s magnesium alloy and more expensive to replace than it’s worth.
Zameen11 m ago

They're not got going to make it easy better off paying the £50 for the …They're not got going to make it easy better off paying the £50 for the tyre than months of headache, thats what I did. Guess they are saving the money for the next royal wedding ... How much did the last one cost us £30 million ? Might have fixed a few roads for that. Nice weddding but just making a point.


£50 for a tyre?

It's £190 for one for mine and if I did blow a tyre going through one it would probably crack the rim (£900) and damage the suspension and tracking. Instead of watching for other cars, pedestrians and my speed I just end up playing dodgems with the road.
I made a claim for my damaged tyre. I recently received an email from the Councils solicitors who have rejected the claim, stating that the road in question was inspected two weeks before the pothole damaged my tyre. According to the Council when they checked the road and there was no pothole.

I will be seeking legal advice and I have requested their evidence of road inspections in the area under the freedom of information act. Just waiting for this to come through. I’m not letting them get away with this! 🤘 this is the crater which magically appeared after two weeks apparently.
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On holiday with family in France this week and driving around roads in the Champagne region. The roads in France appear to be much better maintained than the roads in the UK with very few potholes. Our politicians and local councils in the UK should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves and of the way they are allowing the condition our roads to deteriorate. Council Tax continues to increase yet the services provided continue to deteriorate.
m5rcc1 h, 2 m ago

People's insistence to drive vehicles with low profile tyres does not help …People's insistence to drive vehicles with low profile tyres does not help either...


Excuse me but that's the job of MOT isn't it???
Zameen26 m ago

They're not got going to make it easy better off paying the £50 for the …They're not got going to make it easy better off paying the £50 for the tyre than months of headache, thats what I did. Guess they are saving the money for the next royal wedding ... How much did the last one cost us £30 million ? Might have fixed a few roads for that. Nice weddding but just making a point.



I'm sure if we ask politely they will return the £30 million back to us tax payers. Should work out at about 50p for each of us. Let's just hope they don't ask for the £1 billion+ they contribute per year towards the rest of us through the crown estates and tourism amongst MANY other things.
chasolo1 h, 57 m ago

don't let them get away with it! then we may actually start to see them …don't let them get away with it! then we may actually start to see them fix the damn things!


No it takes the money away that would have fixed them. This is nothong but speculative to get money from the public purse! And yet everyone says about private companies fleecing the taxpayer!
baldude9 m ago

Excuse me but that's the job of MOT isn't it???


What? Re-read what I wrote...
mikeevans421 h, 39 m ago

Happen to me , got fobbed off. Wanted me to go to court . There get out …Happen to me , got fobbed off. Wanted me to go to court . There get out card is that they didn't know there was a pothole , but fixed it week later . The bothole was about foot deep


Thanks for getting it fixed
YOG53 m ago

I'm a UK council tax paying road user as well, does that mean I can stop …I'm a UK council tax paying road user as well, does that mean I can stop paying my car tax?



YOG53 m ago

I'm a UK council tax paying road user as well, does that mean I can stop …I'm a UK council tax paying road user as well, does that mean I can stop paying my car tax?


Yes, you can stop paying road tax when your car emits zero emissions.
Imtiaz.alam17 m ago

Yes, you can stop paying road tax when your car emits zero emissions.


Don’t get us started on that old chestnut of thezero emissions con
Edited by: "eslick" 27th May
robertr10 m ago

Original post by goonertillidie is still …Original post by goonertillidie is still live.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/claim-for-damage-to-your-vehicle-from-potholes-damaged-roads-2918567


After 30 days there can be a repost
m5rcc36 m ago

What? Re-read what I wrote...


Sorry was in a hurry....
Makes sense now..
happychappy1 h, 25 m ago

Ebike users should definitely pay road tax and insurance for accidents …Ebike users should definitely pay road tax and insurance for accidents they may cause.also what’s a ladden road? Boys own? haha


Trolls should pay troll tax too
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