Whether you get hurt in a car accident, a truck accident, a slip and fall, or any other incident, an analysis will need to be done to determine comparative fault. Why? Because Florida allows juries to apportion fault to multiple parties, including the injured party. This determination could alter the amount of money you receive from a personal injury verdict.
Florida Child Seat Restraint Requirements Changing As Of January 1st
Protecting our children as they travel in the car from place to place is extremely important. That’s why there is so much attention being paid to properly restraining children in an appropriately sized car seat or booster seat.
Florida specifically requires that all drivers on Florida roads make sure that any child traveling in their vehicles use a crash-tested, federally approved car seat. For children up to three years old, this means that the child must be restrained in an infant carrier, a separate car seat, or an integrated child seat.
However, a recent amendment to Florida Statutes section 316.613 takes effect on January 1, 2015, requiring children who are 4 and 5 years old to be restrained in a separate carrier, an integrated child seat, or with a new option–a booster seat.
Over the past several months, airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. has been recalling millions of malfunctioning airbags that have been installed in almost a dozen models of U.S. vehicles. Specifically, the air bag malfunction issue involves defective inflators and propellant devices, which are parts of the airbag that cause the airbag to inflate. Several air bag injuries and deaths have occurred in Florida, and consumers who require legal help to pursue injury claims should contact experienced civil and trial attorneys in the area. Under product liability rules, many different parties involved in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of dangerous products may be held liable for the harms resulting from these defects.