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another car seat/accident question

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hi all! i have a question . . .

on sunday night, my car was hit while it was parked (and the driver left no note, nice huh?) - not a ton of damage - the driver's side headlight and mirror, as well as the panel in front of the driver's side door will need to be replaced.

obviously my son was not in his carseat - and i don't know how fast the driver was going. should i get it replaced? if so, how much of a hassle do the car insurance people give you to cover it (i have geico and the claim is being covered under my collision insurance bc of state laws re hit and runs)?

what about my daughter's belt positioning booster?
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after doing some initial searching, i found this on the britax site

Britax recommends that use of a child restraint be discontinued if it has been in a severe crash. We further advise of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) position that it is not necessary to replace a child restraint after a minor crash. A minor crash is one that meets ALL of following criteria:

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

The vehicle door nearest the child restraint 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 child restraint.

If your Britax child restraint has been involved in a severe crash, it may be eligible for consideration for a new one of the same or similar design. See the Voluntary Crashed Restraint Exchange section of our website for more details.
do our resident experts agree with this? thanks!
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Says the same thing, just the 'official' reccomendations, lol. If you can meet all those, especially if you have Britax seats, I would reuse them. I would look at your booster more carefully though unless you actually had it belted in b/c it could've shifted and hit the car frame in a crash. If you replace it, they shouldn't hassle you at all I wouldn't think.
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