What happens if you car is damaged by a pothole? Can you claim the repair costs from East Sussex County Council?
We asked what the situation was and this is the response we received, an East Sussex Highways spokesman said: “Every compensation claim we receive is carefully assessed, however a high number of claims are rejected because we carried our duty either by inspecting the road frequently enough or repairing the pothole quickly enough once we were informed of it.
“We do understand it is frustrating when motorists sustain damage as a result of potholes but we are responsible for maintaining more than 2,000 miles of road in the county.
“The law recognises that we are only liable for claims if we have been negligent in carrying out our duties, in that we haven’t inspected the road often enough or didn’t repair any defect quickly enough once we received a report of it.”