Either accepted them paying cash or paid for someone else's repairs instead of going through insurance?
I will start by saying that it's not major. She rear ended me while I was moving slowly in a lane that yields to oncoming traffic. So I was inching along. Not sure if she thought I was moving faster, but she bumped into me. Put a dent in the plastic of the bumper and scraped it up. She said she would prefer to pay cash if possible since she has two daughters that have had accidents this year and she doesn't want to get cancelled. I don't really care who pays, just as long as it gets fixed.
Here is my issue and wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to handle this. I can get estimates for repair to the bumper and for the Styrofoam absorber under the plastic piece, along with rental car costs. The problem is that they repair shops can't say for sure that there is not more damage until they actually have the bumper off so they can see the components under there. So even if I were to let her pay cash instead of filing a claim, she would have to pay up front for the initial repairs. How then, would I be guaranteed that she will pay for any additional damage found under the bumper if there is any (if I am going off of how it looks from the outside, I'm betting there isn't more damage but I'm not a technician so anything is possible)?
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