Thanks for all the replies guys!
So to go over some questions:
The reason why I prefer not to go through ICBC is: I’m right now paying 2500 approx for car insurance, with a 15% discount ( each year you get 5% if you don’t get into accidents). If I make a claim and at fault ( in this case, even though I feel the other guy sped, I was the one who turned into his lane), I would jump up 6 steps (see http://www.icbc.com/autoplan/costs/Documents/crs.pdf) meaning I would pay 30+ surcharge the following year. Pretty crazy… If I can avoid this, that’d be ideal.
My deductible for collision is $1000. Getting parts from an autoyard isn’t a bad idea. Assuming they have them and relatively decent price. It’s a point A to B car. I took the car for a test run today, everything seems to be running okay, no leaks, lights all work, no steering issues). I don’t really care about the bumper scratches, it’s the front panel that I would want to fix.
The other party has insurance. He was driving this car…sorry for bad pic. But looks like a Lancer, older model. He seemed pretty chill about things, said that it looked like minor fix on his front driver door.
No, I didn’t drink at all yesterday. The other party, well I’m not too sure about them, seemed coherent enough.
Thanks again everyone!