Car seat replacement after minor accident

So me and my LO were involved in a minor accident, just cosmetic damage to my car. I was stationary, and this idiot tried to overtake me, misjudged the gap and hit the side of my car, he was probably doing 15/20mph. It is drivable but I had 2 car seats in the car. One was the joie 360 ispin and another was a high backed booster seat but I'm not sure of the manufacturer, its a lightning mcqueen one from very and I cant find any information on it yet. So I have no idea if the seats will need replacing after a minor accident. There was no injuries either. Please help, I am getting quite stressed out 😔
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Hi yes they will definitely need replacing I’m afraid. I think your insurance should pay out for seats if you let them know. Let me know if you want any recommendations for new seats, as there are only a select number of seats that are actually deemed safe in higher speed crashes. The joie one is a good quality seat, but the very one won’t be x

Have you tried asking Joie. I have the same seat, and I wouldn't worry about it unless the seat was affected by the accident. Maybe they can take a look at it for you.

@Kelly joie's website states to replace after an accident

they will both need replaced. the lightning mcqueen one will be a team tex seat which are best to be avoided. stick with trusted brands like joie or britax etc

hope you're ok xx

We were in a minor accident last week, we were stationary and someone went in the back of us, our insurance company has said we have to replace our little ones seat and will replace it for us

I would strongly recommend replacing them as even a small knock can affect the integrity of the seat. X

Yes they need replacing

Insurance should cover the cost of your car seat or offer you a like for like, just ask them xx

Thank you, I will get it sorted 😊

I think better safe than sorry, and get them replaced but its interesting to think than a minor knock would affect the integrity of them that much that they need replacing. What about speed bumps and potholes?🤷🏾‍♀️

If you have doubts then don't risk it. Speak to your insurance as they may be covered under that.

@Ifeoma the difference is 2 cars colliding is two huge chunks of metal scraping together. the force is much greater than it seems and much more intense than one car going over a bump xx

Always replace the seat after any sort of impact tension etc because of the risk it won’t hold in a future incident and the child will be injured or worse. 🤍

I replaced my kids' car seats after a minor accident... It's not worth the risk. I just had someone reverse out of a drive into my car. Got new seats cause I'd rather air things on the safe side xx When you get rid of them cut the straps - it'll prevent others from using them which stops their children being put at risk.. x

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100% replace them. Doesn’t matter how minor.

Replace even if it’s minor as the impact can affect the structure of the car seat as a few people about have said insurance should Cover it I believe either through money value of car seat or replace like for like!

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