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    Car seat replacement after accident in California

    I was involved in a moderate accident today when our Honda Element was rear-ended on a highway. Thankfully everyone seems ok. Our car didn't show significant external damage because the bumper is all plastic, but the Chevy Suburban that rear ended us looked inoperable and had sprayed transmission fluid all over the place. My 17 m old was sleeping RF in her Peg Perego Convertible at the time and when reporting the accident to my insurance company (we'll actually be dealing with the at-fault party insurance soon) he mentioned that the seat MIGHT get replaced pending an inspection from the adjuster. I was under the impression that the law in CA pretty much dictated than an occupied child seat would be replaced as that would be my demand. I'm just concerned that I might encounter some resistance from the at-fault insurance company as a replacement seat is pricey and this company is one of those smaller budget insurance companies based in another state. What's your experience with this matter?

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