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Violation of Indiana Seatbelt Act Can't Be Used to Prove Contributory Negligence - Litigation News

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

By Marva R. Deskins Hamilton, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that a violation of the Indiana Seatbelt Act cannot be used to prove contributory negligence. The Court examined the provisions of the Act in relation to an appeal of a trial court ruling excluding evidence that an injured passenger in a traffic accident was not wearing a seatbelt. You can read their opinion here and read more about the case here

This post was contributed by Marva R. Deskins Hamilton of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Litigation Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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