Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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If there are no injuries, and no property damage other than to some tree, why should a police report need to be filed?
The gap insurance will indeed be a savior as was said. Likely you will be out your collision deductible on the vehicle but nothing else. It is great the lease is almost up, you won't have to be saddled with a repaired car that had been badly damaged.
I'd waste no time getting started on getting it repaired, file the claim with your insurance right away. I have State Farm also (for many years) and they are fine, OK to deal with.
It is best to have the car repaired as soon as you can, since you are about to get rid of it, and it needs to be fixed when you turn it in, so, I think, that this is ONE case, maybe the only one, where speed in repairing is much more important than the quality of repairs.
I might even have it done at a Mercedes Benz dealer body shop, because they can get the parts fastest.
If you get it fixed on time, why is it your problem that it may have had less than great body work done? In a month, it will be gone and you will never see it again.
Don't know for sure about the wisdom of filing a police report. I suppose you could, tomorrow, but to what effect if not required by law? People would think you were drunk at the DOL at just waited till you were sobered up when you made the Police report!!
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