Hope this may of use to those with buckled rims and other road surface caused damage.
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your be very lucky if you get them to pay out !! they'v got more "get outs" than an escape artist !!
The council use contractors m8 for the roads it is these you need to approach for the compensation it worked for me had a pay out in two weeks
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Take a look before you even think about it 475 bhp a ton OH YE!
Obviously quicker if you contact the contactors then.
The council are very good at playing mind games with you if your making a claim against them.
I had a claim. waited for months got pi$$ed off with the wait. Wrote to them saying if they didn't come up with a settlement i'd take them to court.
The reply was they acused me of lying and then told me why i'd damaged two alloy wheels. (speeding, not driving correctly due to road conditions etc.)
It was this point my GF said thats it then, you've lost.
I thought, NO, time to go to court. They can't tell me how i was driving. They weren't there. I WAS. (obviously)
Never went to court, cause they settled before hand.
If your making a claim be stubborn, they will be. Get photos of the area. and any witnesses.
As long as they can prove they inspect the roads regularly youve not got that much chance.
No win situation with the local county councils who are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the roads. More interestingly, I'm curious how many of us know someone who has successfully claimed for damage caused by excessively profiled speed humps. Some humps around the North Staffordshire district are so excessive thet are scarred by the motorists with lowered cars or simply sports cars and the like :shock:
Not true m8y.Originally Posted by arbee
I had NO photos. No witnesses of the incident.
I did have four people who were witnesses in the state of the road during the time of my arguement with a "ramp".
Still got paid out.
No council can inspect every road all the time.
You (the claimant) has to be VERY stubborn.
! i cant beleive this, I was just thinking over the last 2 days to right to the council and complain, theyve been doing road works & havent completed the job in 4 weeks! when it was originally a 1 week job according to the signs.
Anyway loads of these stones they've laid down havent been tarmaced so there spreading across the street & passing cars flick them up causing dings & chips on my car & bonnet, I was going to take photos & right a letter of complaint to the council but I was told they'd say its my own fault and I didnt have to park there (as its a public road)..
Any suggestions? and what should I be looking to claim, I wanted a respray (the same color) but is that too far fetched?..
I WORK FOR A COUNCIL,
I know the processes you have to go through
you dont have to contact the contractor as the council have to check the work has been carried out to the contract.
You have to go through the councils "street care" department, who will then send you off a form and get in contact with the appropriate department; which will be "Highways and Engineering" - "Highways / maintanace section"
the area will then be inspected, so it is wise to take photos just for proof.
ALFY- i supose you could go through the same process to do this
but like Kief said - YOU HAVE TO BE VERY STUBBORN