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I'm not sure about the laws in your area but in mine, you cannot recoupe for the loss of value. It's called deminished value.

Other than that, they should take care of the repairs. Good luck with it all.
 

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Man...that sucks! In some states you can ask for diminished value compensation...if that's what you call it. More or less...they make up the difference in value you incur due to the wreck. At least that's the way it was explained to me...
 

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Best thing to do is try and contact an actuary in your state and see what the laws are or even a good attorney can help you. Good Luck! :cheers:
 

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Sorry to hear. Fortunately diminished value laws are alive and well in Florida. The Damage IMO is not severe enough to worry about it hurting the Value. Your Z06 can be repaired so it will be better than new. :cheers:
 

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Ouch, sorry about the car. One thing I learned from this site is when bad things like this happen, it's time to fix with cooler parts. I suggest a tiger shark nose and a carbon fibre heat extractor hood. :p I just settled today from a wreck where a 16 year old smashed into the side of me. I was ready to battle with the insurance adjuster but when he arrived at my house he saw the Z in the garage and mentioned that he had owned several vettes. The guy found things I haven't even seen and gave me some tips on where to go to find parts and fix it myself. I've had several bad dealings with insurance companies in my life, but this guy was the coolest. Hope you end up with someone just as good.
 

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Get a couple of estimates from shops that work on corvettes, maybe three, give them to the insurance company and have them write you a check, saying that you will fix it yourself, but don't let them make the check out to the body shop. Then take it to the body shop of your choice. No car fax. I did this and no problem.
 

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Get a lawyer and go to whiplash specialist for a personal injury claim.It's the only real way to recoupe your losses.Sounds cheasey,but insurance companies suck us dry everyday and will screw you if they get a chance. :sneaky:
 

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Z06 greg said:
Get a lawyer and go to whiplash specialist for a personal injury claim.It's the only real way to recoupe your losses.Sounds cheasey,but insurance companies suck us dry everyday and will screw you if they get a chance. :sneaky:[/QUOTE

Amen, Isn't that the truth! If the adjuster gives you a hard time mention your neck has been sore, his attitude will change very quickly. Let the woman who was probably looking at herself in the mirror while driving pay the freight for the whole mess. Good luck
 

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You might also want to pull the rear bumper off just to make sure everything is ok. I remember someone on here a year or two ago that was rearended and while the bumper cover looked fine, there was structural damage underneath.
 

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I agree with Javelin - you never know what lurks beneath. Sorry for your emotional downer, but once she's fixed you'll feel a lot better. Aloha, Jim
 

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the pictures dot really do it justice.. i actually looks worse in person. I am waiting for the adjuster to call me back to schedule a viewing of the car. I am going to make them remove the rear bumper and check for damage. i will keep you guy up to date.
 

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JohnS,

As long as you have a reputable shop do the work and get genuine "new" parts (not reman'd) and you keep the receipts/records, you will not get killed when you sell the car. This is a very minor repair. It looks to be all cosmetic, nothing structural (frame/bumper support damage). When I say "minor", I don't mean inexpensive. It will not be cheap to fix, I know.

You're taking all the right steps. Be patient, and it will get fixed correctly. It will look brand new. Then you'll relax and enjoy the car again. When it comes time to sell down the road, you can have all the info for the new owner. Get a copy of the police report and damage report. This way you can show a prospective buyer exactly what happened.

Glad you're ok, and the damage wasn't any worse than it is.
 

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Good approach Wes, totally agree.
 

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Are you sure you didn't tweek a disk in your neck?
 

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Are you sure you didn't tweek a disk in your neck?

i'm sure. :NoNo:

i just got off the phone with her insurance company and she only has 10k in property damage insurance so I will have to go through my insurance company. I just hope they dont increase my rates. we shall see I guess.
 

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i'm sure. :NoNo:

i just got off the phone with her insurance company and she only has 10k in property damage insurance so I will have to go through my insurance company. I just hope they dont increase my rates. we shall see I guess.
That is amazing! :mah:

Just what does $10k cover anymore? :screwy:

Sorry for you loss and hope it all works out for you! :yeadog:
 
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