When a New Haven auto accident occurs, it can affect any vehicle including those that carry our youngest citizens. Our state’s littlest passengers are protected with laws regarding their car seat.
The Connecticut car seat laws are:
- Infants should be rear-facing until they are both a minimum of 20 lbs. and one year old.
- Toddlers should remain in their car seat until they reach the maximum height or weight requirements of their car seat (this is typically 40 lbs., but check the manual that came with your toddler seat.)
- Older children MUST be both seven years old AND 60 lbs. Children in a booster seat must use the shoulder and lap belt.
- Once a child is out of a booster seat, they must wear a regular seat belt while riding in a vehicle.
Following these guidelines will help keep your children safe on the roads and in a New Haven auto accident. Generally, those who are passengers in an accident that are injured are rarely at fault for accident. Our team of experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys can help protect the interests of your child.