Terry, thanks for your help.
I settled for $2929, which was your estimate and Farmers' divided by two, but they said as policy they would not reimburse for the appraisal. I am actually fine with it as prior to talking with you I would have not gotten anything at all. I gave your contact to someone who had their car backed into.
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