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huge pothole bent my wheel. what to do now

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by roskinc, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    roskinc

    roskinc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    their was this huge pothole that i didnt see because it was covered in water (wasnt raining here, probably from a sprinkler) on a busy 6 lane street (Pacific Coast Highway), this thing is huge! bent my wheel and im curious what do i have to do to go about the city paying for the replacement tire/wheel and alignment for this damage. anyone run into this type of situation?

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  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    memario1214

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    What were you doing that close to the curb!? Subbed for answers. Genuinely curious...
     
  3. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    ajohnson

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    Ouch thats a nasty pothole. Contact your DOT and see if they will do anything.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    The city pay for your wheel? Really? California will pay you for things like that?

    Edit: OP doesnt say where he was from. Just assumed cali
     
  5. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    memario1214

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    Okay, understandable... :cool:
     
  6. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Holy sheet!
     
  9. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    hogeyphenogey

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    Good luck getting anywhere with any d.o.t. paying up. There are places that will fix that rim for you. I work at a dealer and there's a guy with a trailer... The rim goes in fubar, comes out looking new, I'm going to have him refinish my oem sport rims. They are bubbling and peeling.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    Well it would be nice but really your taxes are paying for it in the end. I didnt think any state has the extra money to be paying people for road hazard
     
  11. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    The city pay for it?:rofl:

    Fat chance.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    the pothole is coming up to a street were i had to turn right on. of course i wasnt ridding right next to the curb, but their was so much cars next to me, i had no room to even move to the side to avoid it without either almost hitting the car or causing a chain reaction of other cars moving to the side maybe causing a bigger accident. knew the wheel bent on impact. this thing is deep, and huge. if it was on a small street i would understand, but this was on a huge busy street infront of a mcdonalds and jack in the box. i have video i took of other trucks and cars hitting it hard.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Good luck OP, hope you get something at least
     
  14. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Don't know about your city but around here the City will pay for damages like this. Most people just don't think to check it out.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    I don't know how f'ed up other cities are, but a pothole blew out one of my tires on my old car and the city payed for it. You pay city taxes, so call your DOT and file a complaint. You have pictures for proof.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Go to the caltrans web site, and find the damage claim form. they will cover it.
    One of my buddies had a rock hit his windshield in an area where the pavement was falling apart. He filed a claim and they sent him a check for $500.00 You will need a written estimate from a body shop or In your case a tire shop
     
  18. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Ouch! Is this for your BMW?
     
  19. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Yes this happened on my BMW. My truck would have handled this potholes no problem!
     
  20. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    im confused as to why you were out of your lane, that pot hole isn't really in the middle of the road...
     
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