$1500 goes quite a long ways in body repair. Your wife was at fault if she was backing out unless the other lady going down the lane was absolutely flying.
Earlier this summer $1200 got me a new corner light, front fender, lower air dam support.
Along with.. front bumper cover, front fender, both mirrors, sprayed, with door and hood blending (perfect job of blending i might add).
Don't worry about getting money and money and money, just worry about getting your brand new car fixed.