What If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

Seat belts are designed to protect the driver and passengers against harmful movements and accidents. Despite the warnings of not wearing a seat belt, drivers and passengers will often ignore this safety precaution.

Injuries can range from serious to fatal if a seat belt is not worn. Neglecting to fasten your safety belt not only places you in danger, but it also affects your accident claim.

Because not wearing a seat belt can jeopardize your life and claim, having a reputable personal injury attorney evaluate your case can be beneficial to you.

Who is Liable?

California is a comparative liability state. This means more than one party can be at fault in a single accident.

California legally requires all automobile riders to wear seat belts. By failing to buckle in, you could be facing some difficulties in your case.

When a police report shows you weren’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, an insurance adjuster can use this information against you. Your claim can be denied simply because this detail.

Between the ages of 15 to 20, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause for fatalities. Many of these injuries are due to the riders failing to buckle in.

Failing to take this precautionary measure can affect your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve to help with your recovery.

Always take the initiative to fasten your seat belt before you start the engine.

Opening a Car Accident Claim

Pursuing a car accident claim when being told you may be partially at fault can be discouraging.

Insurance adjusters are trained to find any excuse to devalue your claim. Neglecting to wear your safety belt can be grounds to downplay your injuries.

Don’t give up because you are being placed partially at fault. Insurance adjusters will take advantage of your unfamiliarity of the claims process. An experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure your rights are protected.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we are here to protect your physical and financial health. We will negotiate to get you the compensation you deserve. Let us deal with your claim while you focus on getting better.

For more information call us for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021 any hour of the day. Our skilled accident attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have. You deserve to be treated fairly.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.