I'm not thinking that his damage is simply in the $500 - $1000 range. Honestly.
I still say you should get an estimate from the dealer, weigh it out to see what is legit and what is just for their pockets. When I had mine done, they did an estimate without my insurance company even being named. So I got to look at the parts list before any work got done.
Probably is your best bet at this point. Correct me if I'm wrong.