Sorry for your loss.So glad that you and your family are all ok. The damage done to your Tesla and the costs to repair it are much cheaper than ambulances or air evac flights. I lost my older brother to a traffic accident, and I’d happily trade my M3 for just a few hours with him. It’s a hassle dealing with insurance and everything, but the energy absorbed at 30/40 MPH is simply incredible. I’m so glad you’re all ok. Perspective!
The car took the energy and sent it around the passenger cabin. For the speed, we had some seatbelt brusing and that was it. Absolutely lucky.
That said, I think it's trash that I have to haggle with the repair shop. Insurance companies need to do their due dilligence for sure, but ultimately, they have to make me whole. Even so, the insurance company will be subrogating against the at fault insurance company, so they are going to get a substantial amount of what they paid back. So I think it's crazy that I had to spend 3 more hours of my time on the phone today sorting out a billing spat between my insurance company and the repair shop.