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Old 06-24-2014, 05:04 PM
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An hour ago i left to get some liquid protein at the health food store. Because i did deadlifts today and ran out of protein -anyway - Before i even made it in to the parking space i was about to pull into ( was about to cut the wheel). This Elderly lady backs up and hits me. Oh sh*t. So i called the police and from there everything was all well for me.

The first picture is what my bmw looked like before and the second was the result of what happens when someone backs up into you.
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"That'll buff right out."

Sorry to hear about this. Hopefully the repairs can be done seamlessly.
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An hour ago i left to get some liquid protein at the health food store. Because i did deadlifts today and ran out of protein -anyway - Before i even made it in to the parking space i was about to pull into ( was about to cut the wheel). This Elderly lady backs up and hits me. Oh sh*t. So i called the police and from there everything was all well for me.

The first picture is what my bmw looked like before and the second was the result of what happens when someone backs up into you.
Real bummer.

This is similar to the damage to my E46 M3 some years ago when a distracted driver ran into me on CA's I-405 as she was talking on her cell phone. I was stopped in traffic. Saw her coming at me in my rear view mirror and couldn't do anything about it.

She later lied to the CHP that she was on her cell phone.

Anyway, insurance paid for everything and (of course) it wasn't charged against me.

While I was at my insurer's preferred repair shop (State Farm) they noticed that I had 'sand blast' damage to my paint, windshield, headlights, etc. Yes, I had been caught in a windstorm on a Las Vegas trip not too long before.

Long story short, the entire car was repainted, windshield replaced, headlights...under comprehensive (approved by State Farm). The paint job was great!

There are some merits to going to your insurance company's 'preferred' repair shop.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:49 PM
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Real bummer.

This is similar to the damage to my E46 M3 some years ago when a distracted driver ran into me on CA's I-405 as she was talking on her cell phone. I was stopped in traffic. Saw her coming at me in my rear view mirror and couldn't do anything about it.

She later lied to the CHP that she was on her cell phone.

Anyway, insurance paid for everything and (of course) it wasn't charged against me.

While I was at my insurer's preferred repair shop (State Farm) they noticed that I had 'sand blast' damage to my paint, windshield, headlights, etc. Yes, I had been caught in a windstorm on a Las Vegas trip not too long before.

Long story short, the entire car was repainted, windshield replaced, headlights...under comprehensive (approved by State Farm). The paint job was great!

There are some merits to going to your insurance company's 'preferred' repair shop.
Thanks for your response i hope my insurance company will do the same (Geico).
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Her insurance company is gonna get nailed for a nice fat check. Sorry to see that. Good news is, you get to NOT put miles on YOUR car for a while!
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Her insurance company is gonna get nailed for a nice fat check. Sorry to see that. Good news is, you get to NOT put miles on YOUR car for a while!
So-o-o-o aggravating. The number of people who back out or pull out prior to a final look never ceases to amaze me.
I ALWAYS watch for backup lights when driving the rows of a parking lot and still get surprised on occasion when a person slams it into reverse and begins backing immediately.

Damage repair at her insurance's expense is fine, but you'll miss your car while likely driving an inferior rental (per a rental thread from a while back).
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Seriously, I think that can be buffed out.

Any dents? If not, I would just have it polished and see how it looks.

Glad you're ok though
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This Elderly lady backs up and hits me. Oh sh*t. So i called the police and from there everything was all well for me.
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Some police departments will not respond to a collision in a private parking lot unless there's an injury.

Backing up is always a little more risky than driving out. Whenever the parking lot configuration is correct, I find two empty spaces so I can drive into one space and continue to the space in front of it. That way, I don't have to back out.

Another possibility is to back into a space, but that requires much better driving skill. Someone who can do that well probably will be careful if they park in a spot then back out when leaving.

I think that pulling into the space in front of you saves gas because reverse tends to use more gas. Instead, you just drive away if you don't have to back out.

I found that elderly drivers tend to make up their minds then insist. An example would be to change lanes. What I do is to look for an opening, then signal and go. I do not signal for long periods then force my way in. I would rather keep driving.

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Seriously, I think that can be buffed out.

Any dents? If not, I would just have it polished and see how it looks.

Glad you're ok though
I can see a dent although the mass of white paint is the most obvious part.
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I can see a dent although the mass of white paint is the most obvious part.
Its pushed in where it is circled in blue ,and where circled in red it is slightly pushed in.
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I have a question for you guys. When my car goes into get fixed is it likely that they will loan me a bmw, Or are they going to give me a POS 1999 toyota corrola? Also can only a Bmw dealer or bmw indi shop do body work on my bmw?
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No, it doesn't have to be a BMW specific shop.

For cheap rental cars, search for Aveo in this subforum for a little entertainment.
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No, it doesn't have to be a BMW specific shop.

For cheap rental cars, search for Aveo in this subforum for a little entertainment.
Oh no i am not looking to pay for a rental car i just wanted to know if a shop will give me a rental for free while they are working on my car for however long the shop takes to fix the damage done.
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well her insurance is responsible for your rental car, so when you go to the body shop you give them her insurance company and they should have the car at the body shop when you schedule the repairs, and yes they will try to put you into the cheapest car possible, you will have to have her adjuster look at the car and they will also try to send you to the cheapest body shop, but its your decision on where you take the car, so get multiple quotes and references if you can, and you Shall tell her IC adjuster that they will provide you a rental car and it Shall be of comparable size to your car, Her company has to make you Whole! and don't let them talk crap to you, Be a Man and stand your ground, Take control of the situation and you will come out OK.

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well her insurance is responsible for your rental car, so when you go to the body shop you give them her insurance company and they should have the car at the body shop when you schedule the repairs, and yes they will try to put you into the cheapest car possible, you will have to have her adjuster look at the car and they will also try to send you to the cheapest body shop, but its your decision on where you take the car, so get multiple quotes and references if you can, and you Shall tell her IC adjuster that they will provide you a rental car and it Shall be of comparable size to your car, Her company has to make you Whole! and don't let them talk crap to you, Be a Man and stand your ground, Take control of the situation and you will come out OK.

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So should i take it to a local BMW dealer where they will charge the most $$ and definitely provide a good loaner car?
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Kat....Kat.....calling Nordic Kat. Please tell us about that deluxe Aveo.

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So should i take it to a local BMW dealer where they will charge the most $$ and definitely provide a good loaner car?
I would definitely take it to a BMW-certified body shop, if possible. A bargain shop.....well, you get what you pay for.

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I have a question for you guys. When my car goes into get fixed is it likely that they will loan me a bmw, Or are they going to give me a POS 1999 toyota corrola? Also can only a Bmw dealer or bmw indi shop do body work on my bmw?
Worse. It will be a Civic hatchback with "dat stance."
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Worse. It will be a Civic hatchback with "dat stance."
Haha your funny. Very. If that happens i would mind as well walk home from the body shop
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Does anyone know on how much it will cost to fix the damage on the rear quarter panel?
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These things always cost more than my S.W.A.G. (Scientific Wild-Assed Guess).

I'm guessing at least 1k; but look forward to the actual estimate.
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I have a question for you guys. When my car goes into get fixed is it likely that they will loan me a bmw, Or are they going to give me a POS 1999 toyota corrola? Also can only a Bmw dealer or bmw indi shop do body work on my bmw?
You're the person who suffered the damage. The "grieved" party as it were. You're entitled to have your vehicle repaired at the shop of your choice and a comparable rental car.

When it happened to me the repair was done at the BMW dealer (with OEM parts)I chose and the insurance company offered to reimburse me $45. per day for a rental.

Good luck....stand firm....

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When my M3 was side-swiped I decided to stay within my insurer's preferred repair shop network. The shop was actually a large Honda repair shop just down the street from me. Yes, they still used BMW parts.


Remember, this was the shop that decided that my entire car needed to be repainted and all (front) glazing, including headlights (covers) replaced under my comprehensive (sand/wind damage).

As previously stated, the paint job was excellent (Honda quality ) and I didn't have to fight with the insurer over minor finish details...the shop took care of everything. The only real issue I had was that they inadvertently switched the windshield wipers (left to right). Quickly taken care of.
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These things always cost more than my S.W.A.G. (Scientific Wild-Assed Guess).

I'm guessing at least 1k; but look forward to the actual estimate.
Sorry for late response got banned from 1 week to 2 weeks for politcal signatures. But the estimate was a $2000 but then came down to $1400. Taking it into the shop sometime next week.
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Do you guys know why when i took the car in for the estimate not only did they take a picture of the damaged rear quarter panel, The shop also took a picture of the front of my car and then they took a picture of my odometer.
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