2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The poor road conditions can cost drivers dearly. Because you may have to pay for accidental damage caused by potholes yourself.
The long and harsh winter has left its mark on the streets. In many places, the potholes are no longer being repaired in the face of empty coffers. Drivers are only warned of the dangers in the asphalt through warning signs and speed limits.
Duty of care fulfilled with warning signs
According to the ADAC, this practice can be expensive for motorists because the municipalities are fulfilling their duty of care. In the opinion of many courts, drivers have to be prepared for damaged roads by slow drivers. However, if the authorities have not taken measures to repair or signpost damaged roads, they can be held liable.
If there is an accident, the automobile club advises you to precisely document the damage and the cause of the accident. Because the burden of proof in such cases lies with the injured party. Important: If possible, photos of the accident site should be taken. In the case of fully comprehensive insurance, the insurance pays - minus the deductible. (AG)