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  • Tavares Office

    Address

    203 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue
    Tavares, Florida 32778-3259

  • Inverness Office

    Address

    303 Tompkins Street
    Suite 180
    Inverness, Florida 34450

    Phone

    352-344-1882

  • Clermont Office

    Address

    481 E. Highway 50
    #201
    Clermont, Florida 34711

    Phone

    352-242-1933

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    — Lori Robbins

  • 5.0/5.0

    I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
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    — Paul Darby

  • 5.0/5.0

    Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
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    — Steve Jones

  • 5.0/5.0

    As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
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    — Dusty Twyman-Morey

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    Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.

    — Marc Lovric

New Florida Car Seat Law Helps Keep Children Safer, for Longer

A new law went into effect on January 1st of 2015, intending to add safeguards for children riding in cars. Florida has raised the minimum age at which a child can ride without a car seat or booster seat from 4 years old to 6 years old. While this law is a major step to help keep our children safe, many feel it does not go far enough to protect kids in car accidents. 

Before this law went into effect, children 4 and 5 years old could ride in a car using only a seatbelt. Now, children 4 and 5 years old must use a federally-approved, crash-tested car seat or booster seat. However, AAA and other safety organizations recommend keeping children in car seats with 5-point harnesses until they reach 40lbs, and then moving them to booster seats until they reach 80lbs or grow to 4 feet and 9 inches in height. Some car seats convert into booster seats to make this adjustment easier. 

Booster seats work by raising children up into the path of the safety belt. They are not the same as car seats because they have no harness. Booster seats are estimated to reduce the risk of injury in a Florida car accident by over 50%. The state has released a pamphlet explaining the benefits of booster seat use. 

Many children are injured or killed in Florida each year due to the lack of a proper car seat or booster seat or due to incorrect installation. It is essential that you not only buy a proper restraint, but have it inspected to be sure it is installed correctly. Most cities and towns offer free inspections. 

There are penalties for violating this new child safety law. The consequences for a first violation are a $60 fine and 3 points on your license. However, it is very important to note that in cases of a car accident lawsuit, failure to follow this law will not diminish your rights to recover damages for injuries to your child. That is because this statute is not considered by a jury when determining who is at fault for an accident. 

If your child has been injured in a car or vehicle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced Lake County car accident attorney at Largey Law right away. Contact us online or call us at 352-253-0456. The sooner you contact us, the more time your attorney will have to collect evidence and put your claim together.