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Bumper / Reflex Light Damage - First time accident advice

My valet damaged my car while parking it. It's the first accident on the car, not quite sure what to do. I immediately made an appointment at the tesla service center & got an appointment for next week. Does anyone have any idea the estimate I'll get from tesla? I think I'm most comfortable getting the work done from them but nervous about repair cost. Just got the car in August, 2021 Model Y LY. The bumper & reflex light have to be replaced.

Should I make an insurance claim or just pay for the repair out of pocket? If I make an insurance claim will it count as an accident? My coverage is $500 deductible for up to $25,000 in property damage. $500 is likely better than whatever Tesla will come back with, right? but the diminished value? any advice would be appreciated!
 

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jcanoe

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Is there Dashcam video of the valet backing into the wall or pillar? Did the parking facility admit responsibility for the damage? File a claim with your insurance, they will work it out with the parking facility's insurer. Replacing the rear bump cover would be approximately $2k. Not sure about the reflector. It appears some yellow paint transferred to the edge of the hatch. If the hatch is otherwise undamaged and does not need to be re-aligned that tiny bit of yellow paint transfer should be easy to buff out.
 
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Is there Dashcam video of the valet backing into the wall or pillar? Did the parking facility admit responsibility for the damage? File a claim with your insurance, they will work it out with the parking facility's insurer. Replacing the rear bump cover would be approximately $2k. Not sure about the reflector. It appears some yellow paint transferred to the edge of the hatch. If the hatch is otherwise undamaged and does not need to be re-aligned that tiny bit of yellow paint transfer should be easy to buff out.
Thanks for response. No dashcam, it's in my condo & I have sentry mode turned off in my home ☹️. I spoke with the valet & they denied it & said they have no idea what happened and there's a liability waiver if you use their services. I guess I'll wait for Tesla to come back to me with quote.
 

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