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How bad does an accident have to be to require the car seats being replaced? This afternoon while driving home and stopped, about to turn right at a red light we were rear-ended. Has anyone successfully had their car seats replaced by the insurance company of someone that hit you? It was hard enough to knock our car forward and my husband and I are feeling some whiplash...
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what seat do you have?  Some carseat companies require replacing after ANY crash even small ones. 

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If you were injured (whiplash is injury) the seats need to be replaced.  The at-fault driver's insurance should cover it.


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what seat do you have?  Some carseat companies require replacing after ANY crash even small ones. 




 



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Britax follows NHSTA's recommendations for replacement:

 

 

 

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Minor crashes are those that meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • The vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site;

  • The vehicle door nearest the safety seat was undamaged;

  • There were no injuries to any of the vehicle occupants;

  • The air bags (if present) did not deploy; AND

  • There is no visible damage to the safety seat

 

But given that there were injuries, your seats don't meet the criteria and need to be replaced.  Contact your insurance; when my seats needed to be replaced, my insurance replaced them and then later recouped the money from the at-fault driver's insurance.


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Yeah, I've been rear-ended twice and neither time have I had least bit of trouble getting new seats.

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