Tips for After a Crash
After an automobile crash
After an automobile crash, you need to:
- Replace the seatbelts in your vehicle.
- Replace any airbags that deployed during the crash.
- Replace any child safety seats that were in your vehicle (even in low impact crashes) – a child safety seat may survive one crash, but can crack, stretch or break in a second crash due to structural damage sustained in the first crash. Oftentimes the damage is not visible to the naked eye.
- Check with your insurance agent – most insurance companies will allow their patrons to submit the cost of replacing seat belts and/or child safety seats with their claim.
- Check with your automobile dealer – sometimes they will replace damaged seat belts free of charge or at a low cost.
- Check www.carseatscolorado.com or call the Colorado Child Passenger Safety Hotline at (303) 239-4625 for a list of car seat check-up events in your area. Since over 90% of child safety seats in Colorado are improperly installed, it is a good idea to have a trained child passenger safety technician check the installation of your car seats. It could save your child’s life.
- For more information regarding motor vehicle safety and child passenger safety, consult: