Good to know and thank you for the insight. The passenger door is ok no damage on the outside beyond the front light area, but the headlight over the damaged area is also loose. I have yet the courage to test and see if that light works. We will bring the i3 to a body shop as soon as we hear back from the insurance.Fisher99 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:04 pmIs the top of the passenger side door pushed away from the top of the car or is that just a reflection making it look that way. Assuming that the passenger door is ok, the damage that I can see doesn't look quite as bad as mine after I hit a deer. Mine took out the LED headlight which is pretty expensive and required replacement of the headlight, front bumper cover, passenger fender, hood, frunk "box", mirror, fuel filler flap and mechanism, and "A" pillar trim, plus a bunch of other smaller items. It has currently been in the body shop for 6 weeks (much of that waiting on parts) and the bill is approaching $10,000. Of course your estimate will be different but I just offer this so that you know that $5,000 worth of insurance is likely not going to cover it.
Yes, we brought it to a certified shop, and the repair estimate approved by the insurance company right now is just under $5000. We are doing everything through our insurance company since they've decided the fault is on the other driver 100%. The only thing we need to worry about is the rental car which our insurance company covers 80%. But since it won't be a great amount we are thinking just paying it out of our pocket.BL5 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:31 pmI’d suggest a BMW Certified shop, they know the i3 well. Let the insurance companies work out who’s paying for what.
Might be easier to file a claim with your own carrier, pay your collision deductible, the allow the carriers to work it out. You can also ask the opposing carrier to send you a check for your collision deductible.
Looks repairable today me, I’m sure the damage is $5000+.