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Are damages reduced if the driver was not wearing a seat belt?

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Many people in accidents believe they cannot recover damages if there were not wearing a seat belt. While this is not necessarily true, the amount of wages could be reduced if the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The reduction in damages likely will depend on state laws. In some states where there are no requirements regarding seat belts, the driver may be able to recover full damages. However, in other states with strict seat belt penalties, drivers may only recover a small amount of damages. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident and was not wearing a seatbelt, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.