If I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt during the accident can I recover for my injuries?
Hello everyone. This is Jim Parish. I am an accident attorney in northern Virginia. Today I would like to answer the question can “I recover for my injuries if I wasn’t wearing the seatbelt at the time of the accident?”
The answer is yes. In Virginia there is a specific law which prohibits, any defendant or person who caused the accident from raising the issue of you not wearing your seat-belt. So in short certainly you can recover, even if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt. I hope that’s helpful. Thank you.
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