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      03-16-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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NE roads finally got me.....do I have any recourse?

I was driving on I-84 in CT and there was an unmarked sharp bump/grade change before an overpass that blew my tire immediately. Run flats definitely saved me some extra aggravation and I will just put my summer tires on now to avoid buying a new one.

My question is the tow truck driver said this was maybe the 12th call he had received in the same exact location so this was a known flaw in the road. I've read that if it's a problem that's been reported and unfixed you can file a claim for the cost of repairs. Anyone know the process for that? This was an interstate so not sure if it's a federal/state/local issue. Probably more trouble that it's worth for a few hundred $$ but just curious if anyone successfully filed a claim like this.
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      03-16-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that happened. Ten years or so ago I spent time on a Volvo forum and drivers in NJ and NY were being reimbursed for this sort of damage. I don't recall the exact circumstances of how they got the states to pay, but I'd try CT DOT to see if Connecticut will step up and do the right thing.
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Unfortunately you have zero recourse. I blew out two in 6 months so I swapped to non-RFT.
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      03-16-2019, 04:45 PM   #4
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rtf are 100% not worth it. the only thing they save you from is when they bust on a pothole.

never had anything fix a flat can't fix and make it to a shop that'll patch and plug.
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      03-17-2019, 05:16 AM   #5
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The highway is state maintained. Contact the state DOT folks and provide them with info:
- location (latitude/longitude would be great)
- date/time of “impact”
- your speed at “impact”
- the conditions of the surrounding road
- the condition of your car before the “impact”
- the cost to replace the tire including mounting, balancing and perhaps an alignment.

Be polite but firm. Tell them you’re a tax payer. Tell them that you understand that DOT has a kazillion miles of roads to maintain but it seems this part of the road has had several “victims.”
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      03-17-2019, 07:49 AM   #6
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My state has a damage claim program. A quick google search brought up yours.

https://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1380&Q=270634
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