(Closed) Ugh – I just backed my vehicle into some guy’s car!

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fingers are crossed.  Don’t be so hard on yourself.  Stuff happens!  At least no one was hurt, right?!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Aww, don’t be so hard on yourself! We’ve all been there…some of us more than others *cough* me *cough* so I can totally understand and relate! In a few weeks time you’ll be laughing about it.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’m sorry to what happened..but glad that no one was hurt. I had a similar accident two years ago, where I settled it personally (not through insurance) b/c what happened to the other person’s car was pretty minor.

Like in your situation, he also went to get a quote and got it back to me. The cost was a little higher than I expected, so I called around myself to other body shops to see what they were charging..

Because I had the part numbers (from the quote), I was able to find out how much those exact same parts cost. Luckily I was able to negotiate with his body shop and pay the lower prices I found elsewhere. Saved a few bucks. (just a tip)

Oh and I don’t know if this will help.. (I work in a law firm and was extremely paranoid about it)–maybe after all is done and well, you should sign some agreement that everything is agreed to and settled. (b/c the last thing you want is for the guy to come back and bug you about other things he didn’t catch that went wrong with his car)

Just my two cents from experience. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aww that sucks but it was an accident and could have been much worse!  Msg me if you need to get him a rental while his car is in the shop – i work for Budget and I’ll give you a great deal!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@dance:

How did everything go with this?  I hope the estimate wasn’t too much.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

O mi Gosh! You poor thing! Cry $1550 for just a scrape! Ugh! I was thinking it would be more along the lines of $300-$500ish. Well, you have served a higher purpose by telling us all so now we won’t be backing up into those 1989 right-hand benz’s…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Wow, I am surprised a 1989 Mercedes would be such a high cost for a repair.  That was nice of him to write a Release of Interest and to lower the cost though.  I’m sorry that you are out $1550 though.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was rear ended while stopped at a red light a few months back.  There was just a small bit of damage to the paint on my back bumper but, since it wasn’t my fault, we went through insurance.  I’m glad we did- it took the at-fault driver 3 months to respond to the insurance agencies to admit fault.  Meanwhile, as it turns out when you’re rear ended, even if there is minimal damage on the surface, they have to take the bumper off and investigate the inside because the pieces that make the bumper work might’ve been damaged by the impact and you’d never know.  I thought it would be a couple hundred for a small paint detaiing job– nope!  $1200!  Who knew!?  Glad I didn’t wait around for her w/out insurance, though… I migt’ve never gotten the money back!

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