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      11-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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someone bumped me from the back help!!!

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I just got into an accident.
I was stopped at red light and this guy he slammed into me. Police told us to go to the collision center. I am in a tow truck now going there. What do I do from here. Tow truck guy says i should let him take it to Prochilo Bros.

I didnt call insurance company yet. Other guys car is damaged bad. My back bumper is broken.

Tell me what to do!!
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Call insurance now, bring it to your own body shop of your choosing, not because the tow truck said so. Once you let insurance know and you will pay the tow for now. Insurance should pay you back whatever you spent after all said and done.

If the car is drivable just bring it home and drive or tow it back to your insurance shop. If you go to a shop the insurance recommends and have unforeseen future problems with the body or paint you can bring it back no charge, no questions asked. Good luck.
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Call insurance now, bring it to your own body shop of your choosing, not because the tow truck said so. Once you let insurance know and you will pay the tow for now. Insurance should pay you back whatever you spent after all said and done.

If the car is drivable just bring it home and drive or tow it back to your insurance shop. If you go to a shop the insurance recommends and have unforeseen future problems with the body or paint you can bring it back no charge, no questions asked. Good luck.
I dont get it so stressed..
I dont have a body shop i use...
Tow car guy said let him handle it.
I was never involved in an accident.

I dont know where to take it. I am in toronto.
Can you tell me what u would have done?
I have to pay tow truck guy?

Where is a good place to fix my bumper..
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^ yup, call your insurance ASAP, do not let the tow truck driver take it to just ANY body-shop.

Your insurance will recommend a shop for you to take your car to.. Budd's Collision in Oakville is a great spot.

Do the paperwork at the collision center, it will be deemed that you were NOT at fault.

Good luck and keep us posted
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^ yup, call your insurance ASAP, do not let the tow truck driver take it to just ANY body-shop.

Your insurance will recommend a shop for you to take your car to.. Budd's Collision in Oakville is a great spot.

Do the paperwork at the collision center, it will be deemed that you were NOT at fault.

Good luck and keep us posted
I am almost arriving at the collision centre. This might sound stupid but my friend said he changed his bumpers to a better one after an accident. Is this also possible?

so all in all i should just listen to the insurance not the truck guy. He said insurance will direct me to cheap places...
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Truck guy is full of shit.... Scare tactic for him to get a $$ kick-back from Prohilo Bros.

Ignore him.

If you car is drivable, you do not have to rush your decision as far as WHERE it will get repaired.

If you have an OEM bumper, that's what you will get replaced, unless you can convince them to do an Mtech one...
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Truck guy is full of shit.... Scare tactic for him to get a $$ kick-back from Prohilo Bros.

Ignore him.

If you car is drivable, you do not have to rush your decision as far as WHERE it will get repaired.

If you have an OEM bumper, that's what you will get replaced, unless you can convince them to do an Mtech one...
I have an oem one but i wouldnt mind a mtech. So what is bad about taking it to the place he wants to take it.

My back kind of hurts now... damn
This sucks.
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I wouldn't let the tow truck guy take the car to wherever he wants, even if it were free.

BMW Certified Collision Center FTW!
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...there is also a great body shop on King Street, just east of dufferin.... they worked on my 2006 330xi a few years back : Bianchi Brothers Auto Body, 622a King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M6,(416) 504-7554.... this is where my insurance company directed me
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So what is bad about taking it to the place he wants to take it.....
He is looking for his own financial interests, not your car. Take your time.

If your back hurts, go to emergency.
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He is looking for his own financial interests, not your car. Take your time.

If you back hurts, go to emergency.
Okay

So do you think i can just drive my car home for now and take some time to decide with your help?
I dont have to call insurance right away right?

or bmw collision center is the best?
i am sorry to ask so many questions. Just so new to this and worried
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Should i just drive home and then decide with help from fellow e90post members? So i dont have to worry about this other guy running away or anything right?

It wasnt even his own car.
And i dont see him here yet at the collision center

I am okay as long as i report here now and go home right?
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So do you think i can just drive my car home for now and take some time to decide with your help?
I dont have to call insurance right away right?

or bmw collision center is the best?
i am sorry to ask so many questions. Just so new to this and worried
Yes, you need to call your insurance company ASAP and let them know about the accident..

BWM Certified Collision Center is the best.

I drove my car back after the accident, as it was "drivable".. Not sure if yours is, ask the cops
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Yes, you need to call your insurance company ASAP and let them know about the accident..

BWM Certified Collision Center is the best.

I drove my car back after the accident, as it was "drivable".. Not sure if yours is, ask the cops
If towing is not going to cost me money, is there any reason i should drive it myself?
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first of all, your insurance has a list of approved shops they deal with... not all shops are compatible with your insurance's policy.
Once you get that info, then find a shop... it's not really going to be too much difference in getting your car repaired other than the turn around time; though make sure they are BMW certified collision repair. Call a few places (google them) and ask about how their schedule is. The fastest turn around would be the one i would choose. If your insurance policy provides you with a rental vehicle, then the time it takes for your car to be repaired shouldn't make a difference as long as you have a vehicle to take you from point A to point B, right?
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Yes, you need to call your insurance company ASAP and let them know about the accident..

BWM Certified Collision Center is the best.

I drove my car back after the accident, as it was "drivable".. Not sure if yours is, ask the cops
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first of all, your insurance has a list of approved shops they deal with... not all shops are compatible with your insurance's policy.
Once you get that info, then find a shop... it's not really going to be too much difference in getting your car repaired other than the turn around time; though make sure they are BMW certified collision repair. Call a few places (google them) and ask about how their schedule is. The fastest turn around would be the one i would choose. If your insurance policy provides you with a rental vehicle, then the time it takes for your car to be repaired shouldn't make a difference as long as you have a vehicle to take you from point A to point B, right?

Thanks.
So i am going to call the insurance company and take it from there. So they could just choose a place for me right? I dont know anywhere so I will just listen to them.
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you may want to take it to European Autobody. They are BMW certified and have heard nothing bad about them. They are pricey but since insurance will cover it why not?

http://www.europeanautobody.com/aboutUs/index.asp
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you may want to take it to European Autobody. They are BMW certified and have heard nothing bad about them. They are pricey but since insurance will cover it why not?

http://www.europeanautobody.com/aboutUs/index.asp
pricey can be good though with insurance... if you are interested in modifying, you can probably get aftermarket parts for cheaper, and have them installed professionally for the same or less than OEM replacement... depends on how the shop feels about it. Insurance companies usually don't care either, they just want to verify the car was repaired properly and it's insurable. (at least with my USAA policy, that's what they say)
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I went through this not that long ago....
Take it to European Autobody. I can vouch for their work on my E90..
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erm.. I hope you got all the info from the police at the scene - file # and all that stuff, not to mention the other driver's info (insurance, DL, plate #, etc).

Take it to a -good- shop - it doesn't mean that you need to get the work done there, but at least it'll be 'safe'; I agree, don't take your car to 'some' workshop the tow-truck guy suggested.

Since it's material damage, relax and breathe easy - no one was hurt, I take it?
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I called insurance
I gotta decide where to take it
It seems like only the bumper was damaged. His car was really messed up but looks like only bumper damage for me. Where do you guys recommend near toronto east?
certified place would be nicer
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I called insurance
I gotta decide where to take it
It seems like only the bumper was damaged. His car was really messed up but looks like only bumper damage for me. Where do you guys recommend near toronto east?
certified place would be nicer
I would call a BMW Toronto and ask for a recommendation.

Keep in mind, damage will be properly assessed after your bumper is removed.
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