Would this be different from damage from running into a pot hole? I believe that the owner of the road is responsible for its upkeep and for damage to others when neglected. Am I wrong?Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Driver's are expected to encounter and deal with these issues, not blindly squeeze by traffic then blame the municipality. There's no way this was 10 mph at the most. It ripped the side skirt off, ripped the unibody, completely ripped off the rear spindle and sent the spring into the grass. Nothing is built that weak.