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      03-20-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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BMW Accident :(

This Tuesday my car was hit. ( NOT my fault)
What do guys think. Pretty costly repair?

It was a pretty dramatic accident. The other driver decided to go while I was passing the Intersection. The guy that hit me , called for backup, and he left and someone else stayed and was blaming me for hitting him.
I do have Insurance(full coverage) and so does the other driver.
The police officer tracked down the "original driver".
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      03-20-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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Buff right out bro, nah but srsly shit sucks man. Did you not have insurance? or did they not? Was it a hit and run? You really should only be on the hook for your deductible unless you were running around w/ just liability.
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      03-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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yea that's what I''m going to do buff it out. hahaha
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      03-20-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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$5K??
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      03-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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front driver side fender, driver side front door panel, driver side rear door panel, rocker panel. Probably close. BMW tax though might be a bit more.
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      03-20-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
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Atleast it just body damage. Not mechanical or structural. I would replace the damaged parts.
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      03-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #7
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How isn't this hit and run?
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I just re-read OP's statement. Yeah you're right. You need to lawyer up and find out who this clown is. Unless there is a witness that says you ran a red light any vehicle accident re-creator would be able to tell by the damage that it was not your fault. The only way you could do that unless someone else straight up t-boned you or if you power slid into them lol

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Sorry for not explaing myself right. The guy that hit me. Stoped and he called the cops. Cops took a while. While we waited, some friend of the guy that hit me pulls up. He then gets off, the original driver gets in his friends car and leaves. The friend stays as if he was driving the car. Afterwards police tells me both might get arrested.
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Nice, well hopefully they had insurance if not you're gonna have to file a claim with yours or come out of pocket.

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Sorry for not explaing myself right. The guy that hit me. Stoped and he called the cops. Cops took a while. While we waited, some friend of the guy that hit me pulls up. He then gets off, the original driver gets in his friends car and leaves. The friend stays as if he was driving the car. Afterwards police tells me both might get arrested.
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I hade a similar hit a lady backed into me but only hit the rear door and part of the quarter panel and that was 6k!!! Lucky her insurance paid for the repair and only took half a week. Good luck op
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I hade a similar hit a lady backed into me but only hit the rear door and part of the quarter panel and that was 6k!!! Lucky her insurance paid for the repair and only took half a week. Good luck op
Yeah the quarter panels are costly because they run all the way from the back of the car to the windshield. A little over a year ago some old drunk lady backed into my car. For my driver side rear passenger door panel to be replaced/painted along with the glass and re-tinting came out to $1500.
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This Tuesday my car was hit. ( NOT my fault)
What do guys think. Pretty costly repair?

It was a pretty dramatic accident. The other driver decided to go while I was passing the Intersection. The guy that hit me , called for backup, and he left and someone else stayed and was blaming me for hitting him.
I do have Insurance(full coverage) and so does the other driver.
The police officer tracked down the "original driver".
Was the guy under the influence by any chance? Maybe thats why he left the scene and had someone else in his place?
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Oh wow, that sucks. Glad you weren't hurt and good luck with insurance!
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Was the guy under the influence by any chance? Maybe thats why he left the scene and had someone else in his place?
The police officer said there was vomit behind the other guys car. I was thinking the same thing.
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Atleast it just body damage. Not mechanical or structural. I would replace the damaged parts.
That's what I plan on doing man.

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Nice, well hopefully they had insurance if not you're gonna have to file a claim with yours or come out of pocket.
The police officer mentioned that they did have insurance.
Hopefully everything goes smooth.

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I hade a similar hit a lady backed into me but only hit the rear door and part of the quarter panel and that was 6k!!! Lucky her insurance paid for the repair and only took half a week. Good luck op
Thanks! and that was pretty expensive! 6k

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Yeah the quarter panels are costly because they run all the way from the back of the car to the windshield. A little over a year ago some old drunk lady backed into my car. For my driver side rear passenger door panel to be replaced/painted along with the glass and re-tinting came out to $1500.
Oh wow, so much work.

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Oh wow, that sucks. Glad you weren't hurt and good luck with insurance!
Thanks! and thank God I didn't get hurt
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I had a similar accident and it turned out to be not that much. Why?
Because the insurance companies tell the body shop to buy used body parts first, from junk yards, and if none are available or acceptable, then buy new.

I got a used door and the truth is that the door came in looking like new. The body shop insured that the door came in perfect conditions before accepting it.
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The police officer said there was vomit behind the other guys car. I was thinking the same thing.
You could always go back and try to collect some vom that still remains to have it tested for alcohol. :P Based on the story as presented so far, I'd bet it was a drunk thing.
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That sucks... Hope you get it repaired fast!
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I had a similar accident and it turned out to be not that much. Why?
Because the insurance companies tell the body shop to buy used body parts first, from junk yards, and if none are available or acceptable, then buy new.

I got a used door and the truth is that the door came in looking like new. The body shop insured that the door came in perfect conditions before accepting
it.
I went to a shop a friend recommended and they told me the same thing. Insurance companies are cheapen out and want to put used parts.

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You could always go back and try to collect some vom that still remains to have it tested for alcohol. :P Based on the story as presented so far, I'd bet it was a drunk thing.
Probably the vom is all dried up haha!.


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That sucks... Hope you get it repaired fast!
Thanks man! I'am hoping for the same thing.
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Damn, sounds so shady. Good luck OP
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I ended up throwing away all of the doors from my E90 parts car, no one wanted to buy them, not even for $50 each.
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