I was driving out of a parking lot last week when someone rear ended me. How do you rear end someone in a parking lot. I wasn’t upset or anything because I know this kind of thing happens, but I am still thinking how do you rear end someone in a parking lot. It’s one thing if you’re driving and someone suddenly breaks in front of you, but that wasn’t my situation.
I came out my car to ask the driver what happened and he said he was too busy looking at me! Aww that’s sweet, and thanks for the compliment, but you’re still paying for my damage buddy!
He doesn’t want to put a claim through his insurance company, so he told me to get estimates and let him know. That’s completely fine with me. I still took all of his information just in case he decides to stiff me. In that case I will put a claim through my insurance.
I checked out two auto body shops and one estimate was $450 and the other was $489. There are a few scratches on my bumper, but they have to repaint the whole entire bumper to do a proper job. One of the auto body shops that I went to was all too eager for me to charge the driver who hit me more money and pocket the rest. He told me that he would give me an estimate for $450 and only charge me $350, so I could pocket $100. Isn’t that illegal? I will admit it’s tempting, but I am not doing that. After all rear ending someone could happen to anyone and if the tables were turned I wouldn’t want that to happen to me.
One of the auto body shops said it would take him a full day to complete the job and the other said he could do it over the weekend. I’ll check out one more closer to where I live to see if they could do the job in one day as well. I really don’t want to be without my car for a couple of days. If I put a claim through my insurance I would get a rental car for free. It’s definitely tempting to just go through my insurance, but I’ll give the guy a break.
Oh yeah, I also went to my doctor to get checked out just to make sure everything is okay with my back and neck. I really didn’t want to go, because I felt fine. But since my family kept nagging me to go, I decided to just get it over with. Thankfully everything looks fine.
Have you ever been rear ended or rear ended someone?