We finally got an update on our car. Can you believe that the damage shown above is approximately $8000 worth of damage? Well, it is. So basically they have to replace the whole front bumper, the grill, the part underneath the bumper (I believe it’s called the air dam or something like that), the light assembly on both sides in the front and all the bulbs, wires etc, the right front quarter panel and the right front passenger door as well as the hood It looks like we won’t have the car back for at least another 2 weeks!
They deemed it not drivable due to the damage. So we have the rental car the whole time. Good thing we have $5000 in coverage. Hopefully, we wouldn’t come near hitting $5000 for the rental though, honestly, I have no idea how much a rental costs. At least the insurance company has been really easy to deal with and the same with the autobody shop. We drove the car over (though found out later we shouldn’t have) on Monday morning. By Tuesday they had us in a rental, a 2019 Chevy Cruze RS Hatchback. It’s a nice car and very comparable to our 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT. It has a lot of the same features.
The insurance company also opened a claim for my injuries in case I needed physio, or anything else. Thankfully I am feeling way better then I did in the first 72 hours after the accident. I still have a little pain in my hip and knee and some in my abdomen but thankfully not even enough to need any of the pain meds they gave me. I may go get assessed at the physio clinic as they suggested next week just to be sure but I think I am most likely fine. Sometimes it’s hard to say though. Just going to keep an eye on it and see.
I’m still in awe at the cost of the repairs though! I figured in the $4000 to $5000 range maybe if pushing it but $8000 seems crazy. It’s because they have to repair it with brand new, original factory parts from the dealership. Not sure if they are getting them from the dealership we got the car from because it’s a Ford dealership or if it’s maybe the Hyundai one in Kentville or Yarmouth but either way they are coming from the Hyundai factory so that’s good. That’s one thing that I would have insisted on anyways.