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

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what seat do you have?  Some carseat companies require replacing after ANY crash even small ones. </p>
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<p>Britax follows <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/childps/childrestraints/reuse/restraintreuse.htm" target="_blank">NHSTA's</a> recommendations for replacement:</p>
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<p>Minor crashes are those that meet ALL of the following criteria:</p>
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<p>The vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site;</p>
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<p>The vehicle door nearest the safety seat was undamaged;</p>
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<p>The air bags (if present) did not deploy; AND</p>
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<p>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.</p>
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