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ArmyofOne

Neighbor hit my Lexus

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It doesn't even have plates on it yet :(

Doing yard work today. Backed the ES out into the cul-de-sac so I could spray weed killer in the (gravel) side of my driveway. About 10 minutes later I am diligently spraying with my back turned to the car and I hear the neighbor lady get in her car (we are all close friends here on the circle). Not 10 seconds later, I hear "CRACK" and I swing around and see the ES settling back down after being smacked and her blue expedition pulling back forward. She gets out of her car and its all she can do to not bust into tears. She's a single mom, and shes already had a tough day. I was !Removed! as hell until I realized it was her. I quickly calmed down. I thought it was some idiot flipping a u-turn in the circle carelessly and too fast as they often do and smacked my car till I looked up and saw it was her. I looked at the car, it's the back bumper, on the side where the scrape marks already were. There is a good size scuff and crease in the bumper cover, paint is wrinkled and so is the plastic. Cover will have to be replaced and painted. No damage to metal or taillamp lenses. She felt awful. I was planning to repaint the cover anyway, but now it looks like State Farm gets to do it for me. 

In all honestly she was more upset about it than I was. It's just a car. I am glad she wasn't hurt, even though it was simply parking lot speeds. It sucks, but its no big deal. I see how it could happen, I am never parked there.

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Neighbors insurance (state-farm) called me today. I take it in wednesday to their adjuster to have them look at it.  If their numbers jive with my body shop's estimate, they will cut me a check and I can go get it fixed.  If there is a discrepency, They will still cut me a check, and my body shop can file a supplement with State Farm to recoup the extra cost on the back end.

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Oh Josh you are so destined to be repairing cars...Hey I know you enjoy it even though it is a pain sometimes.

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State Farm is doing it, not me.  A local body shop I trust is doing the repairs.  State farm approved the bumper cover replacement with a Lexus OEM part, and the paint will be laser color matched to the car with DuPont tricoat pearl paint based off the color code 062 (Lexus Crystal White Tricoat) but then custom mixed to match the car exactly.

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