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Experts Name New Louisana Child Safety Seat Law Best in Nation

For years, child safety advocates have warned that state child restraint laws have not been enough to protect vulnerable young children in serious car accidents. Now, in a groundbreaking new piece of legislation, Louisiana has implemented a child safety seat law that experts praise as the “best in the country.”

Signed into law on June 1st by Governor John Bel Edwards, the new law is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ own guidelines, and it closely mirrors the best practices recommended by child safety advocates across the nation. It will become effective as of August 1st, 2019, with a quicker roll-out to ensure that children are properly protected as soon as possible.

Although the new legislation has many specific requirements, the main principle is that children need to remain in the most protected category of safety restraint for as long as possible, without moving to the next level too quickly. The law has received widespread acclaim, and it passed unanimously through both the Louisiana House and Senate. According to Sergeant Melissa Matey of the Louisiana State Police, this will “help prevent the tragedies troopers see when children are not properly restrained.”

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At Anderson Boutwell Traylor, our car accident attorneys have seen many heartbreaking cases where children were not appropriately shielded during a crash because of incorrect seat sizing, and so we applaud this effort to keep them safer for the future. If you or your family members are ever injured in a major accident, it’s imperative that you get the right legal counsel to recover appropriate damages.

Backed by over 60 years of experience, our firm can stand by your side in the wake of a crash and provide the compassionate counsel that you deserve. Our trusted and tenacious lawyers are available 24/7 to give a no-obligation initial consultation, and help you explore all the options available to you.

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