Thanks. Preferred vendors use aftermarket, but I'm not required to use them. Wifey works at my insurance company. She can't touch the claim, but knows how to handle everything...If you need help dealing with insurance co for proper repair let me know, depending on your insurance co they might try aftermarket bumper right off the bat.
same thing happened to me, i know exactly how you feel. sorry this happened. mine took about 8 weeks in total wait time and repairs.Started 3 cars behind me. Stop light ahead. Third car behind me didn't stop and the others didn't leave enough space between stopped cars. I saw it all coming in my rear view mirror. Fortunately I leave space so no front end damage. I initially got out mad as hell until the college girl that hit me started balling. I gave her a hug instead and said it happens. STill pissed, but we are ok. Was taking my 8 year old to school
There's not enough angry faces to express how you must feel
Oh man, I feel for you man. I cringed when I saw that. Not what you want to hear I'm sure but look at the bright side in that the damage looks pretty minor.