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Seat Belt Issues

Louisiana has enacted laws requiring drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts. L.A. R.S. § 32:295.1. Violation of the seatbelt law will expose the violator to a fine, however, failure to wear a safety belt shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence. Evidence of the failure to wear a safety belt shall not be admitted to mitigate damages.

You and your passengers should always use seatbelts and associated safety restraints and devices. Doing so has been proven to reduce injuries sustained in a collision and even save your life. Many cases arise where serious damages are suffered by an accident victim who is not wearing a seatbelt. In some of these cases, a person is ejected altogether from the vehicle.

In all automobile accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident, call the Law Office of Kenneth G. Miller at 337-289-1300.

Office Location


Postal and Courier only to:
PMB#577 • 139B James Comeaux Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: 337-289-1300
Fax: 337-289-1302