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Old 02-05-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Default massive pothole-->blown brand new tire-->reimbursement?

Question: I was driving down rt 46 West in Clifton and hit a massive pothole which blew out my tire. While I was changing mine another person hit it and pulled over. Will the city pay for my tire?

Also, watch out when driving in Clifton on 46 because that manhole is a killer
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Question: I was driving down rt 46 West in Clifton and hit a massive pothole which blew out my tire. While I was changing mine another person hit it and pulled over. Will the city pay for my tire?

Also, watch out when driving in Clifton on 46 because that manhole is a killer
I've heard of people getting reimbursed.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I think the hard part would be proving it. Every person with a bad tire could just claim the same thing.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Splitting time between Dayton, NJ and Needmore, PA
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Since Rte. 46 is a US highway maintained by the State, you would need to go through the State DOT to seek reimbursement. You can get more info about submitting both a report of the pothole and a claim at this website:

Pothole Reporting

I'm not saying you'll get anything from the State, but you can at least submit the report.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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Will the city pay for my tire?
I wouldn't hold your breath waiting. Here is the form needed to file a claim and the limitations.

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/risk...mShortForm.pdf
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: GA
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I would give it a try, but it's not likely you'll get paid. If you could prove the hole was reported and never repaired, you might have a case. I blew out 2 tires a few years back and my claim was denied. good luck!
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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Do You have Road hazard insurance?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Question: I was driving down rt 46 West in Clifton and hit a massive pothole which blew out my tire. While I was changing mine another person hit it and pulled over. Will the city pay for my tire?

Also, watch out when driving in Clifton on 46 because that manhole is a killer
I drive that route nearly a lot. I know there is a big one on 46 East in the left lane right before the Burger King. I haven't seen the one you are talking about so it must be fairly new. Where it is exactly? I want to avoid it!
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Just a heads up- if you happened to buy your tire at Costco- they will either replace for free or pro-rate- (if they can't fix it ) -depending of course on how long you've had it-
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Seriously??? I had a very expensive bicycle wheel break on a pothole in Mahwah. I complained to the town for years before it broke in writing to the town. I also took pictures. They said it is county road and the county doesn't care (doesn't have funding, etc ,etc.). I would LOVE for some reimbursement... and thought about their liability, but never bothered to follow through.
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