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      08-11-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hit and run...

Was out last night and got hit by this lexus which then proceeded to try and getaway... Chased him down and got his license plate, BMW assist helped since I didn't have my phone on me...

Went filed the police report and the address was in it. Went there turned out it was the 20 year old son of the owners. They seem open to settling...

Well long story short I was wondering anyone knows a good body shop?

Got sideswiped along the drivers side from back bumper to drivers side door.. Doors taking the brunt of it...

Thanks in advance...

Ps should I file the report anyway and get him in trouble for the hit and run? How is this gonna affect me?


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Was out last night and got hit by this lexus which then proceeded to try and getaway... Chased him down and got his license plate, BMW assist helped since I didn't have my phone on me...

Went filed the police report and the address was in it. Went there turned out it was the 20 year old son of the owners. They seem open to settling...

Well long story short I was wondering anyone knows a good body shop?

Got sideswiped along the drivers side from back bumper to drivers side door.. Doors taking the brunt of it...

Thanks in advance...

Ps should I file the report anyway and get him in trouble for the hit and run? How is this gonna affect me?
As far as filing the report....talk to your insurance company. Whatever it takes to get the damage paid for properly, preferably by their insurance. Don't count on any promised of theirs to pay that don't include a sizeable amount of cash in your hand up front.

As to where to take it? A&L Autobody in Palatine.../Thread
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Thanks looking them up now
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As far as filing the report....talk to your insurance company. Whatever it takes to get the damage paid for properly, preferably by their insurance. Don't count on any promised of theirs to pay that don't include a sizeable amount of cash in your hand up front.

As to where to take it? A&L Autobody in Palatine.../Thread
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Hit and run is so ridiculously illegal. You need to file a police report absolutely. Settle the insurance stuff first and foremost.
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They are not going to be easy to get ahold of by phone I've found. Might just want to drive up when they are open for an estimate (don't think they are open Sat).

When you get there you will have no doubts. Best work hands down, and most of the chicago folks have direct experience with them and concur.
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They are not going to be easy to get ahold of by phone I've found. Might just want to drive up when they are open for an estimate (don't think they are open Sat).

When you get there you will have no doubts. Best work hands down, and most of the chicago folks have direct experience with them and concur.
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I wouldn't try to settle unless they can pay you a good amount over what it'll cost to fix in cash up front, otherwise theres no benefit to you for allowing them to avoid the legal punishment.
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Definitely file a police report. The kid deserves to learn a lesson. And also go to the nicest, most expensive shop possible. The kid and his family will have to pay for everything so you might as well get the best.
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Definitely file a police report. The kid deserves to learn a lesson. And also go to the nicest, most expensive shop possible. The kid and his family will have to pay for everything so you might as well get the best.
No doubt about that, if my stuff isn't getting sorted on first request am not gonna argue it just right to reporting.. any idea how much on top of the quote i should go just to be safe...

tried calling A&L, seems they closed weekends gotta wait till monday.. finished all the paperwork for insurance will see what it is when he stops by today to see the damage in the light as he said
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a mexican family tried to get in an insurance scam with me the other day.. two separate times when i tried to reverse they tried to put their car behind me at the division and damen shell gas station.
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Sorry to hear buddy.. Try to cut the deal soon and you have to have some proof about the incident. Make sure they don't back out.
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Sorry to hear buddy.. Try to cut the deal soon and you have to have some proof about the incident. Make sure they don't back out.
got the police report.. called the guy today and told him i was taking it to the body shop for evaluation on monday and we'll figure it out from there whether we settle privately or through insurance.
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So what happened with the kid and cops? Does he lose his license?
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Make sure you file a diminished value claim so you can get money for the amount it had depreciated from the accident.
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Make sure you file a diminished value claim so you can get money for the amount it had depreciated from the accident.
ya for sure. doing it right now actually
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So what happened with the kid and cops? Does he lose his license?
no idea yet went through his insurance and they didnt tell it was a hit and run, the cops told me i would get a call from their hit and run dept. so see from there..
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I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I had that happen to me when a car backed into my parked motorcycle and took off. I filed a police complaint with the license plate number and they were able to track down the owner for me. I also got phone numbers from a couple of strangers who witnessed the incident, which proved to be helpful later since the runner's insurance company wanted to talk to a witness.

As far as body shop goes, I have used the Guy & Sons in the West Loop a couple of times and they did an excellent job. I had an RSX at that time and they paint-matched the Pearl White better than anyone else.
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I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I had that happen to me when a car backed into my parked motorcycle and took off. I filed a police complaint with the license plate number and they were able to track down the owner for me. I also got phone numbers from a couple of strangers who witnessed the incident, which proved to be helpful later since the runner's insurance company wanted to talk to a witness.

As far as body shop goes, I have used the Guy & Sons in the West Loop a couple of times and they did an excellent job. I had an RSX at that time and they paint-matched the Pearl White better than anyone else.

oh wow, i actually got their card handed to me, and stopped by.. wound up going with a&l actually car is in the shop now and should be heading to pick it up tomorrow if all goes well
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oh wow, i actually got their card handed to me, and stopped by.. wound up going with a&l actually car is in the shop now and should be heading to pick it up tomorrow if all goes well
Do you mind sharing your opinion on the workmanship of A&L? Thanks.
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They're great. Just about everyone here goes there. Do a quick search here and you'll find more positive reviews.

Personally I've been going there for 5+ years to get all my parts painted and sometimes fitted. Their prices are very reasonable and the work is great. I don't take my car anywhere else. Talk to Anthony (owner with his dad) and he'll take care of you.
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Thanks for the note about A&L. I looked them up and found that they are located way out there in Palatine

I think I'm going to go with Guy & Sons since I have had a good experience with them in the past and they are located in Chicago.
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