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new car seat after car accident?

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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 I just got into a car accident and it was a good one and I heard that once a carseat is in an accident you have to replace it? Is that true..and would the insurance company cover it?

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by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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AlyssaRob1416
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Yes, that is true. I think insurance will pay for it, but I am not sure. You will have to contact your insurance on that one- or someone on here might know.

tattedmommynlj
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:35 AM

ohhh thats a tough one and i remember seeing the pic you had of the car... you could call and ask your local fire department. or police station cuz they will have that information for you and be able to inspect the car seat.

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MommyBoha
by Country Girl on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM

 yep. Replace them. The insurance company SHOULD cover it.





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Christine0813
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Yes. You should always replace a car seat even in a minor accident. There may be unseen damage. I'm sure it weakens it as well. To me my child worth the extra money.




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willysmama
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:43 AM

I would replace it. And I do believe the insurance covers it.

Kris_PBG
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:44 AM
Yes - the seat MUST be replaced.

The seat should be included as part of your claim.

There is no way any person can "inspect" for damage - damage can be totally invisible to the eye, but still compromise the seat.
akataml
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Yes its true, even if it is a mild accident. My husband was t boned, barely any damage to his vehuicle and the carseat had to be replaced. Insurance did not cover it 


cowboygal
by Gold Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:46 AM

 This is a little off topic but if the kids are not in the seat do they still have to be replaced?  I am just asking because most of the time dh has the car without the kids.




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Kris_PBG
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:47 AM
Quoting cowboygal:

 This is a little off topic but if the kids are not in the seat do they still have to be replaced?  I am just asking because most of the time dh has the car without the kids.




Yes - they must be replaced regardless of whether the seat was occupied or not, as the crash forces still acted upon the seat.
KaysMa07
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:48 AM

I have heard many times that you are supposed to replace it!! I mean if it wasnt damaged I am sure most people don't. In a way it's your own personal judgement. If it were me.. I would most def. replace it!!! I would always worry that it needed to be replaced.

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