Thread: X5 T-Boned
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Aquila Aquila is offline
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Mein Auto: 98 DINAN 5, 03 540iT
Well... If you are in California, it is not only a question of damage and cost to repair. There is also the issue of safety and liability. If the damage is structural, most insurance companies would rather not fix the car in case of future liability issues should there be catastrophic failure... at least most insurance companies would take that position. Being a 2006 ( 7 year old car), there is a good chance that with body / structural and mechanical (suspension) repairs - the total cost will be creeping up to 70 - 80% of the car's current retail value. Wait to see what the estimate is after the assessor checks out the car. Make sure your sister's insurance is notified and they get to check out the car as well.
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