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Hello!

i got rear ended fairly hard on the freeway (perhaps a moving speed of 10-15 MPH) my tow hitch took the brunt of it, but the force of it seems to cause a lot of damage anyway.

there insurance admitted fault and im being covered both medically, and for damages. Im going to a doctor and ill follow through on that. However i wanted to get an idea of what a fair estimate for the damages would be, sometimes the shops in my area overcharge, and sometimes they half a-- a lot of the work.

List of damages:
center finish panel
bumper needs replacement
new bumper clips, new shock absorber
my tailgate is dented by the S in the subaru, its also scratched in the same spot, also the panel no longer sits flush to body when closed.

I had a shop get an estimate over to the insurer however they neglected to mention the tailgate damage, so i wanted to send that to the insurer and have it documented as well.

I was just curious if anyone had a rough ballpark on what i should expect in terms of an estimate. also any other advice in dealing with the insurance and medical would be great, they seem to be handling everything professionally so i want to ensure i do the same on my end.

Thanks in advance!
 

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heres a bunch of photoss of the damage, i tried to upload them in op, but it didnt show through in my post for some reason
 

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keep the hitch ball and mount out,...before it rusts in, the knee you save maybe your own.

and it makes the wrecks worse on the unibody.
 

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Often their insurer will do the work of setting you up with a bodyshop and a rental while they do the work, and you won't see the estimate or bill. Geico did this when I managed the cunning trick of bending the front fender in on a friend's car while maneuvering on the driveway. Let their insurer do the work here if they do do it that way.
 
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