The South African Automobile Association estimates that about 60% of South Africa’s roads are potholed or are in need of maintenance.
It was also reported that in 80% of cases where cars have hit potholes it is the rim and other critical items on a car that gets damaged, not only the tyre/s.
With this in mind many of us need to know how to claim for pothole damage for our cars.
How to claim for pothole damage
According to the Johannesburg Roads Agency, in addition to completing and submitting a claims form, other important documents and information is needed to follow the correct procedure:
1.) Police affidavit
2.) Copy of driver’s license of the claimant
3.) Vehicle registration documents
4.) Copy of ID
5.) Photos of the damage to the car
6.) 3 Quotations or invoice/proof of pay
7.) Letter from insurance company confirming that the claim was not logged to own insurance/Affidavit of noninsurance.
8.) Doctors report if there is personal injury
To download a claims form click here.