Can I sue after a car accident if I was not wearing my seat belt?

Yes. In some states, a person’s failure to wear a seat belt can lower the amount of damages they can recover based on the doctrine of comparative or contributory negligence. However, a South Carolina statute (56-5-6540(C)) states that the failure to wear a seat belt is not contributory negligence and is not admissible as evidence in a civil action, such as a personal injury lawsuit. Therefore, you can sue after a car accident if you were not wearing a seat belt.

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WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Can I sue after a car accident if I was not wearing my seat belt?

Yes. In some states, a person’s failure to wear a seat belt can lower the amount of damages they can recover based on the doctrine of comparative or contributory negligence. However, a South Carolina statute (56-5-6540(C)) states that the failure to wear a seat belt is not contributory negligence and is not admissible as evidence in a civil action, such as a personal injury lawsuit. Therefore, you can sue after a car accident if you were not wearing a seat belt.

Other Car Accident FAQs:

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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