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Old 02-09-2010, 06:57 PM
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Urgent!! Help w/Car Ins. Claim

A lady plowed into my car this past weekend. All her fault.

The adjuster came out said 'we can fix it' supposedly 3200 in damage...I highly disagree- The left side doors cannot be opened, and the A&B pillars are bent/twisted/something, the rocker panels are destroy and the car has a metallic paint job. Window broken, interior door panel far inside car. Its a 97 Benz.

So......if I let them try to fix it, of course I'm getting a OEM parts, no aftermarket crap....They'll try to fade the paint I'm sure, but I don't see that working - has anyone seen this done successfully? Its a multi tone paint depending on the angle, from the factory.

What could I swing (reasonably) for a depreciated value? Nobody would pay the same for a previously wrecked as a non-wrecked car.

I have pain in the shoulder..(hit on drivers side) Anyone have a doc in Houston? I'm new to the area.

So, in short 3 questions-

1) Do you think its possible that the paint could be faded and not noticed? Its metallic and multi-colored depending on light.
2) Do you know what is reasonable for a depreciated value?
3) Do you know a good doc in Houston that can deal with shoulder pain

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:07 PM
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the only one i can answer is if its a good shop any they dont half @ss it they usaully can do pretty good at matching
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All I can say is good luck.My first truck that I crashed hard was never right. Allways had something going wrong. I sell every one now if they get crashed. A lot of times before they even get fixed. If you want to you can try to do it all yourself you can give it a whirl but I have found that in the end I allways get screwed somehow. Next one the first call will be to a lawyer. JJ
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Dude My lawyer is from houston chad Pinkerton he is the chit and doesnt play around PM me and I'll get you the #
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Dude My lawyer is from houston chad Pinkerton he is the chit and doesnt play around PM me and I'll get you the #
I'll def take you up on the number if they try to eff me over. Today I plan to try and hash out the details with them. If they take the low road, it won't be fun.

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A lady plowed into my car this past weekend. All her fault.

The adjuster came out said 'we can fix it' supposedly 3200 in damage...I highly disagree- The left side doors cannot be opened, and the A&B pillars are bent/twisted/something, the rocker panels are destroy and the car has a metallic paint job. Window broken, interior door panel far inside car. Its a 97 Benz.

So......if I let them try to fix it, of course I'm getting a OEM parts, no aftermarket crap....Uhh.. yes they will use aftermarket parts, its in your policy, they have that option, however they must warranty the part for as long as you own the vehicle. This may be different in your state, but my mom is an insurance adjuster and they will put used (salvage lot) or LKQ (like kind quality) Aftermarket made to OE specs.They'll try to fade the paint I'm sure, but I don't see that working - has anyone seen this done successfully? Its a multi tone paint depending on the angle, from the factory.
do you mean blending? If you find a good body shop, they SHOULD be able to blend it. But don;t accept it until you are happy with it.
What could I swing (reasonably) for a depreciated value? Nobody would pay the same for a previously wrecked as a non-wrecked car.

I have pain in the shoulder..(hit on drivers side) Anyone have a doc in Houston? I'm new to the area.

So, in short 3 questions-

1) Do you think its possible that the paint could be faded and not noticed? Its metallic and multi-colored depending on light.
2) Do you know what is reasonable for a depreciated value?
3) Do you know a good doc in Houston that can deal with shoulder pain
Answers in red, just trying to help.
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Its not a claim on my insurance policy, so pretty much they can suck it I think. Her policy can't dictate what is allowable to me. They could write a policy for replacing damaged fenders with toilet paper.

anywho, its about to get crappy, they are dragging feet worse than ever.
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I'd have the frame checked first. If it is off, you have a good shot at a total, but with custom paint, you may still lose.
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