Okay... I am going to make a long story short and get right to the facts. Because I am the director of the center, I am required to have my CDL (commercial drivers license) and drive our bus if necessary. Well, yesterday I was backing the bus up and accidentally hit the back of my assistant director's Jeep. The back tail light was cracked and needs to be replaced and there is a small bend in the bumper which you barely notice. Well, I obviously let her know what happened and she wasn't concerned about it. I don't want to get the company involved b/c then it will become this big long drag out mess. (Please, no advice or criticism on this. That isn't what I need advice about) So I told her to get estimates and let me know how much it will cost to fix. She said she doesn't care about the bumper, but doesn't want to get pulled over b/c of the tail light. She said she will get her dad to fix it and just pay for the parts. Well, she told her boyfriend (who is a total a** but that's a totally different topic) and he is freaking out about the bumper. He's telling her that if they ever decide to sell the Jeep that it will decrease the value and maybe because of the dent they won't even be able to sell it. The darn Jeep doesn't start half of the time and is around 15 years old. I don't think if they decide to sell it that someone is going to be so concerned about a little ding in the bumper that they won't buy it. But again, this is a different story. My question... is there any law or advice on how long I should wait for her to get estimates to me after the date of the accident? And does she have to provide me with more than one estimate and/or take the lowest one? Do I give her the money or pay the repair shop directly? I have a feeling that if I give her the cash for the repairs, that her bf will wind up spending it on something else. Which I guess is their business, but he is such an a**hole that the idea of it being spent on his alcohol or video games just burns me up. Any advice. Sorry... guess the post wasn't so short after all.