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Old 06-28-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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Angry End of 10 day trip frustration

Yesterday, we were on our way home traveling down TX Hwy 377 in Pilot Point when we came upon a construction area (1 lane each way ) with concrete barriers on the right side of each lane. The width of the lanes were 9 ft at best. The was no warning of narrow lanes and no way to get off the road. Needless to say my extended driver's mirror and the extended driver's mirror of an on-coming truck collided and busted out my driver's side window and took off my mirror. I am very frustrated at the Highway Department especially after the attending officer also complained of that too narrow stretch of road!

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Old 06-28-2015, 04:53 PM   #2
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File a claim with the construction company performing the project.

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Old 06-28-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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Two years ago we were travelling through Texas on a small state hwy.....suddenly, we ran into about three miles where they layed down road gravel and then apparently didn't have time to put the cover seal on it. On the other side of the highway, we see two trucks, like old Uhauls driving down the road with guys jogging behind them spraying tar on joints. It looked like a budget resurfacing job.

The rocks began to fly and we immediately pulled over as several others did and creeped along the should, but a couple of semis came through at full speed and just showered us. I had over 15 small chips on my BRAND new windshield and over 30 chips on my full body paint and toad. We stopped at the next town and checked out the damage. We also called 911 because people were swerving all over the road. We later passed a road department building and I called the road department. They denied any work, so I said really.....get in your car and drive about four miles south from your office. They came back a few minutes later and said, "oh yeah", here is a number you can call to claim damage.

A day later after leaving a message with the number they gave me, I got a call and was told to fill out a claim and submit it. Once I did, the claims department denied doing any work in the area. They blamed it on a road company. I called the road company they denied any work in the area. When I went back to the State, they said they're protected from claims by law and they wouldn't pay. They're actually protected by law for accidental damage, not inept road work. I wanted to choke this chick out over the phone. I never got paid, but really thought about hiring an attorney and charging them for the repaint of my motor home and truck, about $30K, vs the $1500.00 I wanted for a new windshield.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:59 PM   #4
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H-12 Mike, sorry about the mishap and damage to your vehicle. Here's hoping you can get this repaired with much less frustration. I'm glad no one was injured. Best of Luck to you.
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