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Someone hit me in Chicago, need body shop and advice.

So I making a right turn at an intersection and the lady behind me rammed into the side of my car when I was turning. We went to the police station and the cop said it was most likely the ladys fault. I called her insurance company up and told the whole story, they told me to wait a couple days and wait for the adjuster to come out. I wanted to know how long the insurance process takes also should I call up my insurance company to let them handle the claim or is it fine just to deal with their insurance company. Lastly, any good recommendations on body shops in chicago?
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So I making a right turn at an intersection and the lady behind me rammed into the side of my car when I was turning. We went to the police station and the cop said it was most likely the ladys fault. I called her insurance company up and told the whole story, they told me to wait a couple days and wait for the adjuster to come out. I wanted to know how long the insurance process takes also should I call up my insurance company to let them handle the claim or is it fine just to deal with their insurance company. Lastly, any good recommendations on body shops in chicago?
A&L in palantine all the way. they are amazing and do amazing work. only down side is you will feel like you have the cheapest car there by a mile haha. ask for anthony and say joe lombardi sent you.

ps they have good rates too
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Don't tell your insurance unless you want to pay the deductible and risk your rates going up.

And take it to A&L in Palatine.
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Don't tell your insurance unless you want to pay the deductible and risk your rates going up.

And take it to A&L in Palatine.
what he said...my family owns multiple farmers insurances and your insurance WILL go up. unless its over 2,500 dont claim it
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Don't tell your insurance unless you want to pay the deductible and risk your rates going up.

And take it to A&L in Palatine.
Thanks, will do! I was just worried the other persons insurance company might try to screw me over and not pay enough or put the blame partially on me or something like that. But I guess calling my own insurance company won't really help much either.
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Thanks, will do! I was just worried the other persons insurance company might try to screw me over and not pay enough or put the blame partially on me or something like that. But I guess calling my own insurance company won't really help much either.
If it's a credible insurance company you don't have anything to worry about.
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what he said...my family owns multiple farmers insurances and your insurance WILL go up. unless its over 2,500 dont claim it
this is the picture of the damage, its pretty intense, do you think its going to be over 2500?

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If it's a credible insurance company you don't have anything to worry about.
Her insurance is called The Hartford. I personally haven't heard of it but from its website it looks pretty legit.
http://www.thehartford.com
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Her insurance is called The Hartford. I personally haven't heard of it but from its website it looks pretty legit.
http://www.thehartford.com
Ya man I am putting that right around $2,500. I would grab an estimate and find out. Somethings can be expensive as hell when you dont even expect it. The hartford isnt a bad company. just make sure you cover your a** in all ways possible
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I don't see how your insurance would go up if it is not your fault. It usually goes up only if it is your fault or partial fault and something was paid out.

As for the car that looks more than $2500. The whole side of the car will need to be painted, maybe replace the door and maybe even quarter panel (imagine cutting it out, then welding new one back in). It is hard to tell from the picture but this could be pricey.
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I don't see how your insurance would go up if it is not your fault. It usually goes up only if it is your fault or partial fault and something was paid out.

As for the car that looks more than $2500. The whole side of the car will need to be painted, maybe replace the door and maybe even quarter panel (imagine cutting it out, then welding new one back in). It is hard to tell from the picture but this could be pricey.
He is right. If you can prove it was her/his fault it should not effect your insurance. But you run the chance of it still neg. effecting you.
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He is right. If you can prove it was her/his fault it should not effect your insurance. But you run the chance of it still neg. effecting you.
I'll just deal with the other persons insurance. Even the police officer told me it was the other persons fault. Looks like ill just have to wait it out and see what happens. I will keep you guys posted!
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this is the picture of the damage, its pretty intense, do you think its going to be over 2500?
My car is under repair right now.. same side but muuuch worst ( you can look up on my thread). Insurance will give you an estimate on OEM parts.
I think rear quarter has to be replaced. So it 1K, door sheel is $650. If side skirt is damage they probably will replace it so its $226 for side. So almost 2k just in parts. My quote for labor is 3k but at my car is more work to do.
Definitely depends on insurance company also!


These prices are on my estimate from insurance company.

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My car is under repair right now.. same side but muuuch worst ( you can look up on my thread). Insurance will give you an estimate on OEM parts.
I think rear quarter has to be replaced. So it 1K, door sheel is $650. If side skirt is damage they probably will replace it so its $226 for side. So almost 2k just in parts. My quote for labor is 3k but at my car is more work to do.
Definitely depends on insurance company also!


These prices are on my estimate from insurance company.

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Sorry to hear what happened to your car, the accident looks pretty bad in the pics. Is your car repaired now? If so, where did you get your repairs done?
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Sorry to hear what happened to your car, the accident looks pretty bad in the pics. Is your car repaired now? If so, where did you get your repairs done?
Yeah it's pretty bad. It's not done yet (But my magician works on it hehe) so right now I can't give you any review. My friend know the owner and he recommended this place to me. But I'll see when it's done.

And I... I don't know how it exactly works but sometimes insurance pick up the place where repair has to be done. That was my brother in law situation.
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You can pick any place to repair your car, but if you take it to the shop that is not approved by the insurance that is paying the claim you might need to jump some hoops and it will take longer. With "approved" body shops insurance just says fix it and whatever extra cost they pay for it, but with the shops not in "approved" list each crap has to be approved where in most cases the adjuster has to show up multiple times (usually found when taking things apart) or the shop has to email them pictures and get approval. Hopefully yours will be fairly fast.
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