Have an appointment to take her into the body shop on the 22nd, to replace the plastic part(s) broken on the "lower front" of the car. Body shop found that the plastic Damper behind the lower part of the grill is also broken ........ all due to running into a TURKEY at about 40-mph. The speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway is 45-mph and is riddled with hair-pin curves.
Don't know the cost to the insurance company as yet, but guess I'll find out after repair, at which time I'll report back to you folks.
The repair shop told me our front Toyota Emblem alone is $600 (however mine is OK).
Finally, I have $0 deductible Comprehensive coverage, thank the Lord
We've gone to plastic cars to cut weight and improve gas mileage, however ......... there is a price to be paid for collisions!! Don't believe the fuel savings are worth it, as repair costs increase exponentially, increasing repair costs for our insurance companies and driving UP our premium costs
Hell ........ if I'd hit a deer or black bear up there, the damage even at about 40mpg would have been tremendous and there id no cell phone coverage up there in the Mountains