Prompted by this recent question: What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car?
When someone accidentally causes cosmetic damage to a vehicle, there is likely to be a range of repair options with a range of costs, with the cheaper options being more conspicuous. Which party decides what level of repair is reasonable? (e.g. Does this depend on the age or value of the damaged vehicle, is there always an expectation that the most expensive/best hidden option should be used, etc?)