Do I still have an injury claim if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt?

Yes. You may still have a valid claim for personal injury if you weren’t wearing your seat belt in car accident.  Florida law requires you to wear a seatbelt.   If you are in a car accident and do not have your seatbelt on, you can still bring a claim.

It is important to tell your attorney if you didn’t have your seat belt on at the time of the accident. You may be found partially at fault, which is known as comparative negligence on your part, for failing to wear a seat belt.  Any recovery you make from the at fault driver’s insurance company could be reduced by your percentage of fault for not wearing a seatbelt. If you have additional questions, please call the RUTH LAW TEAM at 1-888-345-5849 and speak to one of our experienced accident attorneys who can assist you with your questions. The insurance company has experts on their side, call The Ruth Law Team to level the playing field.