non-insurance repairs after minor accident
July 11, 2012 4:04 PM Subscribe
Just got in a minor accident (brand-new car - sigh). The other driver wants to do the repairs himself through the body shop that he works at...
posted by tandemrepeat to travel & transportation (40 answers total)
Stopped in traffic (VW GTI) and got hit from behind (Ford Expedition) - only minor dents but irritating as this car has less than 1000 miles on it. The driver admitted blame and gave me his details & phone number (but not his insurance). He said he works for a body shop & gave me their details - they appear legit via a quick web search. He wants to do the repairs via his body shop rather than going through insurance. I have full insurance of course and it was entirely his fault.
What's the best course of action? Should I just put in a claim and let the insurance work it out?