So, just got off the phone with All State(his insurance company), his insurance is good. They were very friendly. Tomorrow I will be driving to charlotte to have them estimate my damages, and since I don't have a prefered body shop - they will find me a local shop to do the repairs. They said once they get a hold of the guy (who hit me) and confirm everything, they will write me the check. In the event that the repairs cost more than the estimate(hidden damages, etc) the shop calls All State and they will arrange payment options options on their own. While my vehicle is being repaired, I will be provided with a rental vehicle. So, looks like I won't be spending any out of pocket thankfully. So, this is a big relief to me. Process(so far) is going much smoother than I expected.
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