Phoenix Seatbelt Injury Attorneys

Can Somebody Not Wearing a Seatbelt in a Crash Still Recover in an Injury Claim?

Under state case law, any injuries suffered by somebody as a result of their failure to wear a seatbelt that would not have been suffered had they worn a properly functioning seatbelt that was available to them is limited in their recovery. However, unlike most issues, it is the at fault driver who caused the accident that has the burden of proving that the injuries that were suffered would not have otherwise been suffered had a seatbelt been worn.

Obviously, we cannot emphasize enough the vital importance of wearing a seatbelt. In our experience, nothing saves more lives than wearing a seatbelt. For all the terrible collisions we have seen, we have seen so many people who did not suffer tragic and life-altering injuries because they were smart and made the decision to use their seatbelt.

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What is the "Seatbelt Defense"?

However, due to other circumstances or even choices that can be regretted, we have seen many people who were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of a crash. Or people who were wearing a seatbelt and the seatbelt failed. In other occasions, the seatbelt did not function properly at the time of the accident. All these factors need to be considered when one can expect a "seatbelt defense" in the insurance company of the driver who caused the crash to begin with.

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Call The Husband & Wife Law Team for Immediate Help

Anybody who has been involved in an accident where they were not wearing their seatbelt, or where the seatbelt was not functioning properly needs to make sure they get the advice and insight of an experienced Phoenix car accident attorney. Seatbelt defenses are not straightforward, these cases are often complex, and having a lawyer can be a vital first step to obtaining the compensation allowed under the law. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 267-1280 today for a free consultation.

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