This seemed like the most likely place to put this. In December I bought a '99 M3, very clean, very nice, 57,700 miles. Runs like a bat out of hell. Anyway, about ten days ago at work, the car was in the parking lot, all by itself, 50 feet from the nearest car and a pizza delivery driver ran into the driver's side of the car hard enough to move the rear wheels 2+ feet sideways. took it to a body shop, $1800, no panel replacement. Talked to State Farm (his insurance), appears to be no problem with the repair, I told them that I wanted a wheel alignment and that seems to be fine with them. Now, the advice I need pertains to value loss. When I brought it up, she mailed me a WV case (where I live) that she says is the case law in the state. It states that there must be structural damage (which there isn't) and appreciable value (which it has). Now the difference it that this case is from 1990, long before someone could set at their computer and pull a detailed Carfax that will show the accident. Right now, the Carfax shows a minor sheet metal damage accident in 2000. Now this will be the second. Is there any hope in perusing this and any ideas on how to come up with the value before and after? I would greatly appreciate any and all ideas. Thanks Here are a couple pics.