After accident car seat replacement Illinois

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Harmony

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Yesterday I was rear ended in Naperville Illinois. My 2 year old was in his Britax carseat. The other party was at fault (received a ticket). Only minor damage,( scratches / dents to back of our car. Their hood was smashed in pretty good. A friend said I am supposed to replace my son's carseat. Their insurance company says they do not have to pay for it. The way I read Illinois law: the insurance company has to replace the carseat if it was occupied at time of accident. ( regardless of how bad a crash) period! Am I looking at an old law. Please help!?
 
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Snow mom

New member
I don't know about the specific laws in IL but it sounds like the type of accident that Britax would not require replacement of the seat. They follow NTHSA guidelines of when the seat must be replaced and it sounds to me like your accident was "minor" and wouldn't require replacement. Give me a sec and I'll link the info from Britax.

Here's the guidelines: http://www.britaxusa.com/support/faq/after-a-crash
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
You are correct, in Illinois it is required that they replace your seat. I would call YOUR insurance company and let them know you have seats that need replacing. If you have further trouble cite the law and read it to them but let your company deal with the at-fault company.
 

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