I want my $700! #$%^^ pothole
January 26, 2014 9:09 AM Subscribe
I hit a large, well camoflaged and unmarked "pothole" in a nearby town in MA. It was impossible to see. It ripped the oil pan out of my car and cost me $700 (towing, repair and rental car). I was not driving recklessly. Is it worth the trouble of getting in touch with the town and asking them to reimburse me?
posted by sully75 to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The hole in question was more like a depression in the road. It does not appear to be new. It was about the diameter of an oil drum perpendicular to the road and approx 9" deep. Since it was the same material as the road, I never saw it.
I'm out quite a bit of money, but if there's no chance that I will be reimbursed it's not really worth my time. Is the town liable in any way?
This was in Sagamore near Scusset Beach if it matters.