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    Replace these crashed seats? How to navigate Canadian insurance?

    An acquaintance on another forum was in an 80 kph front end vs concrete barrier glancing collision with a concrete barrier. Her seats (a cosco alpha omega and an unknown infant carrier) were installed but unoccupied during the collision.

    She was told to contact her local paramedics, who told her that she could "waste her money if she wanted to, but the seats didn't need to be replaced."

    I couldn't find the manual online to check this, and I have no clue what to tell her about her insurance.

    Anybody got a better clue than me?
    Dana, mama to Amanda, Bethany, Christina and Daniel and newborn Elizabeth


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    Re: Replace these crashed seats? How to navigate Canadian insurance?

    http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/s...-tips-1090.htm

    When to replace a child seat
    •Always replace a child seat that was in a car that had a crash. Even if your child wasn’t in the child seat when the crash happened, the child seat could be damaged.


    I wrote to my ins. co after a relatively low velocity rear-ender (I was the third car up front, had $1K damage to my van's bumper). My letter quoted from the TC website. I also told them I was a tech and sent them a copy of my certification. I had a cheque in a couple of days. It cost almost as much to replace my seats as it did to fix the van.
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    DD#2, January 2007, FFg in a Pink Monterey & Purple with Pink Hearts HBTB

    Riding in my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and DH's 2011 Ford 150 Crew Cab

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    Re: Replace these crashed seats? How to navigate Canadian insurance?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbaray View Post
    http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/s...-tips-1090.htm

    When to replace a child seat
    •Always replace a child seat that was in a car that had a crash. Even if your child wasn’t in the child seat when the crash happened, the child seat could be damaged.


    I wrote to my ins. co after a relatively low velocity rear-ender (I was the third car up front, had $1K damage to my van's bumper). My letter quoted from the TC website. I also told them I was a tech and sent them a copy of my certification. I had a cheque in a couple of days. It cost almost as much to replace my seats as it did to fix the van.
    Thanks, I couldn't find anything with a cursory search.
    Dana, mama to Amanda, Bethany, Christina and Daniel and newborn Elizabeth


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