How to Make a Pothole Damage Claim

07 February 2018

Have your tyres, suspension or coils been destroyed by driving over yet another pothole on Scottish Roads? Are you aware you can make a claim to your local council?

Motorists in Glasgow and all over Scotland are constantly faced with challenging road conditions, none more prevalent than the increasing number of potholes appearing on our roads.

Apart from the risk of causing an accident by having to take evasive action to avoid them, the damage to your vehicle can often cost hundreds of pounds.

Undoubtedly, this current spell of snow and cold weather is only going to make the road surfaces worse in the coming months.

Have you found a pothole you have to avoid every day?

Report it to your local council. Each council has a system for reporting potholes. Simply check their website or call the relevant local council. Alternatively, you can log on to https://www.mygov.scot/report-pothole/ and fill in the details.

Has your vehicle been damaged by a pothole?

All is not lost! Despite the stress and cost of the repairs, you can fight back. In the first instance, take pictures of the pothole in question and note its location. Then report it to the relevant council. You can request a pothole claim form from the council and in due course, you will need to produce your repair bill for compensation, if awarded.

If you need further advice on keeping safe and avoiding prosecution this winter or you have been stopped or charged, call us now. Our expert Road Traffic Team is on hand to help 24/7, 365 days per year. 

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If you need assistance with any road traffic matter, don’t delay in contacting us now! We cover all areas of Scotland including Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Inverness, Bearsden, Bothwell, Uddingston, Milngavie & Dumfries.

Call our expert Road Traffic Defence Team in Glasgow and Hamilton today on 0141 374 2121 or fill out our online form and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also send us a direct message via Facebook, just search for Scullion LAW Road Traffic Experts.

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