Can I Still Bring An Accident Claim If I Was Not Wearing A Seatbelt?

Listen as Florida attorney Charles Draper explains why you still have the right to make an accident claim if you were involved in a car accident that was not your fault while not wearing a seatbelt.

The law in the State of Florida requires you to wear a seat belt while in a vehicle if you are the driver or a front seat passenger of any age. An infraction of this sort constitutes a non-moving traffic offense, but it does not mean that you do not have the right to ask for compensation due to the negligence of the other driver that caused an accident.

However, consider that a jury will take into account your traffic violation when determining the amount of damages. If you were a front seat passenger or the driver and have injuries caused by the negligence of the other driver, the jury may assess that against you in terms of comparative negligence and reduce the amount of compensation you receive for damages by the percent deemed to be a result of your failure to wear a seatbelt. Watch the video to learn more.


If you have additional questions about making an accident claim, call the experienced Kissimmee car accident lawyers of Draper Law Offices at (407) 846-0075. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website, where you can view more videos and media content from our law firm.

 
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