I was in a rear end accident in April. My kids weren't with me, but the car seats were installed in the van. I was hit at approximately 35 mph, and the back of my van was completely destroyed. It requred about $8000 worth of repairs. I had some serous whiplash, and got to be really good friends with my chiropractor. After the accident, we immediately replaced my dd's Britax roundabout. My understanding was that if a carseat is in any kind of an accident it should be replaced, whether or not there was a child in it.
The other insurance company is now claiming that they should not pay for a replacement carseat, because it was not occupied at the time of the accident. What do all you knowledgable moms know about that? I'll check the Britax website, but the insurace agent is claiming that the NHTSA (or whoever those abbreviations stand for) says that they don't need to be replaced. What's the deal?
Violin teaching, doula-ing Mom to Abby, (8) Ashlynn, (6) : and Max (11/13/08) Diagnosed with Metopic Craniosynostosis. First surgery 5/1/09, Second surgery March 2010.