LEXINGTON CAR INJURY LAWYER EXPLAINS KENTUCKY’S SEATBELT REQUIREMENTS.
April 28, 2015
Kentucky statute 189.125 requires every operator of a car or truck to use a seatbelt, but this requirement does not apply to motorcycles, farm equipment and buses. If you are transporting a child in your automobile or truck and that child is under 40 inches tall, they must be secured in a child seat. If the child is under 50 inches, they must be secured in a booster seat.
As a Lexington Car Injury Lawyer since 1986, I know that if you are injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident and expert proof is presented that you would not have incurred your injuries had you been wearing a seatbelt, a jury has the right to not award you damages. This is called the seatbelt defense. Interestingly, Kentucky statute 189.125 prevents the use of the seatbelt defense if a child is not secured in a child seat or booster seat as described above.
If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, contact Lexington Car Injury Lawyer Matt Troutman of the Troutman Law Office and he can help you win against the insurance companies. Call Matt directly or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and win against the insurance companies today.Helpful Links:
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