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Pothole Remedy

Four of us were headed back from Durham the other night. I was sitting in the backseat reading my iPad. All of a sudden it felt like we had fallen off the road.

We hit a deep pothole that caused both driver side tires to go flat. It was all at once! And there we were stuck on the side of the road. Not good!

I tell our terrible story to write a practical blog. Right now, the roads are in need of repair because of our recent weather. If your car gets damaged because of the road, it’s possible that you can get reimbursed. Go to the Virginia Department of Transportation for claim information. (HERE) This is the possibility of reimbursement for your car damage:

Can I File a Claim for Damage to My Vehicle?

If drivers hit a pothole and experience damage to their vehicle, they have a legal right to submit a damage claim. Claims are investigated on a case-by-case basis. Investigators review the circumstances, the type and location of the pothole, if VDOT had been previously notified of the issue, and if crews had been given a reasonable amount of time to repair the pothole.

If you have questions about damage claims, contact VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Thankfully we made it back that night, quicker than expected. I hope you have a great weekend. And here is our pic o’ day… for the weekend:


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