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Old 03-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default My First Fenderbender v. Advice plz

So a girl reversed into the side of my car (100% her fault) and she put a nice sized dent, messing up my front left fender and my driver's side door. Both might need to be replaced.

I'm thinking of going to a body shop (which you guy's will need to recommend to me ) and getting an estimate and seeing if her family wants to just pay for the repairs...Or go about getting the insurance to take care of everything.

What do you guys think? One of my main concerns is paint matching and getting my fender and door replacement done well (my friend has sent his car to our local Maximum Collision twice and both times they've done a **** job).

My baby is damaged.

Thanks in advance for help.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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A search will net you all the body shops people like going to so I'm going to let you do that. A good bodyshop can match the paint and get your car coming out looking like nothing happened.

As for the insurance bit, ICBC is the way to go, no questions asked. She can choose to pay out if she wants.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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Go to ICBC and report it right away, then she can opt to pay it out herself instead of letting insurance pay it.

Otherwise she'll cook up some story and get fake witnesses and you're screwed - I've seen it multiple times.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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dial a claim # is on the back of your insurance papers. call it in, then follow instructions
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:12 PM   #5
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All of the above.
The bottom line is that if you notify ICBC, she can still opt to pay the damages out of pocket, and her insurance won't go up. It protects you in the event that she changes her mind about what happened, which happened to me once. Trust me, you don't want to go that route.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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+1 to all advice mentioned above.

ICBC first to protect yourself.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #7
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agreed to the above commets.

I went to B..d when I had a hit and run last summer, and they did great work and I was really happy with everything.

But I just had some work done by them last week and what a freakin nightmare.

It's a long story and best suited for a wings or B&B meet....plus it's still on going and I don't want to bad mouth a company ( for it's not my style) so I'll leave it at that.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:02 AM   #8
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If you go with ICBC, you are also covered if the bodyshop buggers the repairs up. If you are dealing privately, there's going to be a whol lot of fighting going on if the repairs aren't done right.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:30 AM   #9
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Agreed. Go with ICBC. If you need to get a rental while the car's in the shop it sounds like you shouldn't have a problem getting the other party's insurance to cover it, etc. etc. I hope it works out.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #10
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For what it's worth, go to ICBC to get it looked at.

I had a fender bender (not my fault) that was bad enough that I thought my fender should be replaced with a new one. Replacement cost insurance was still in effect, but the bodyshop I took it to first wanted to bang it out and repair it, they even told me ICBC would say to do the same thing.

Took it to ICBC and the first thing they said was that they'd just replace it with a brand new one!

Needless to say I didn't go back to that bodyshop.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #11
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same thing just happened to me...

Lady backing out of an alley right into the driver's side front fender.

Front fender has to be replaced, fender liner, bumper painted and driver's door fixed/ painted. Hopefully <2000 so it doesn't have to reported at resale, but body shop says it'll be close.

Definitely go through ICBC.

I've used Automind in the past with great results. Gonna use the opportunity to get some sideskirts and rear aprons painted.

good luck.
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