The damage that the inattentive driver did to the Alfa has largely been repaired after some co-operative Allstate insurance people.
My neighbor who is also a car guy, Tony Prock, recommended J & J Auto Body in Monterey and I’m happy with the work they did. It cost me a little more than the insurance paid but the car looks better than what could have been done with the insurance settlement.
It was a pain getting the appraisal and trying to get what I thought I should get from Allstate, but I learned you should not give ground on what you think “make you whole” means – recovering all of the costs for returning you to where you were before the accident. If I had agreed with the first adjuster that wanted to total the car, all I would have now is a check for $1250 and no car.