So as much as it really sucks that my baby got a small chunk taken out of its front bumper, I consider myself extremely fortunate for several reasons. The person that hit me was a county employee in a county car on county business, obviously has full county insurance coverage, notified me of the incident right away, and the damage to my car seems relatively minor. The police were notified and a report was written up saying it was the other persons fault for "unsafe backing". The county is self insured, and it was on their recommendation that I file a claim through my own insurance policy (geico), pay the deductible, and then have the insurance company seek reimbursement from them. This suggestion was made supposedly to minimize my own hassle of dealing with negotiating with the county liability claims department, and after thinking it over and speaking to geico, I went ahead and opened a claim with them. I have a repair scheduled at a tesla authorized body shop for next Friday (Chris Amato's body werks in Oceanside, CA), and geico is going to send their own appraiser there to meet me as well. Anyone go through a repair of their tesla that has any tips for how to make sure I'm "made whole?" I've read a bit about diminished value - what exactly is it and how do I get the max possible amount? Any experience with the particular body shop I've picked? I also have aftermarket paint protection on the car - can I get reimbursed for that as well? Thanks in advance for the advice!