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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 ...
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 family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
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...
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 insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
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 ...
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 is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
New Florida Car Seat Law Helps Keep Children Safer, for Longer
- posted: Aug. 29, 2015
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.