In a small private shop, the manager of an auto body shop is responsible for almost everything and has to be a jack of all trades in the shop. At a larger body shop, they have specialized tasks for every…
Body shops do collision repair, from damage incurred by accidents, dent repair, auto body damage repair and custom auto body work such as painting, vehicle restoration including classic cars and rust repairs.
Dealerships aren’t always perfect on price or quality. Small private auto body shops are capable of doing the same repairs as the big dealerships. Just get a quote at both to compare before deciding.
If you were deemed at fault in the accident, then you are responsible for fixing the car at your own out-of-pocket expense.
If you are in an accident that is deemed your fault, your insurance company will not fix the damage to your car. Only the other driver, if you have insurance for “liability only”