Does not Wearing a Seatbelt Affect Your Insurance Claim?

What if I was not wearing a seat belt at the time of my accident

It is critically important that you and all of the passengers in your vehicle wear your seat belts. Not only will it save your life in an accident, but it is also the law in Florida. If you were not wearing your seat belt and you get into a car accident that was not your fault, we can still help you.

The defense will use your failure to wear a seat belt as a defense to your claim for damages, and the jury will consider your contribution to your injuries from not wearing a seat belt. This is what is known as comparative negligence. More likely than not, the lack of a proper seat belt restraint will affect the amount of compensation you are awarded at trial.

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