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Driver looks for help with claim

A SOLIHULL man fuming after he hit a pothole is appealing for help from fellow borough residents so he can pursue his claim further.

A SOLIHULL man fuming after he hit a pothole is appealing for help from fellow borough residents so he can pursue his claim further.

Over a year ago, driving instructor Steve Worrall was giving a lesson when he drove over a 'huge' pothole on Highlands Road but was unsuccessful in his claim with Zurich Municipal, Solihull Council's insurance company.

However, after reading a recent article in the Solihull News, he feels that it is time to challenge the decision again.

"As you can imagine I have driven over thousands of potholes in my time, always ignoring minor damage, but this was no ordinary pothole," said the irate Knowle resident.

He then checked out the Solihull Council website and followed the relevant steps.

After a positive reply from a council representative he was relieved to hear that a reimbursement would be likely to cover the costs of two punctured tires and a buckled alloy.

However a letter from Zurich confirmed the opposite.

They said that the highway is inspected at intervals of once a month, and that at the date of the last inspection prior to the accident no actionable defect was recorded at the place concerned.

Mr Worrall is certain that others experienced a similar occurrence in March 2007 and would love to hear from them in order to help his claim.

He can be contacted via e-mail on steveworrall@blueyonder.co.uk.

 

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