Can I still claim for compensation if I was not wearing a seatbelt?

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, as either the driver or passenger of a vehicle, and were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, you may be wondering whether you are still able to make a claim for compensation. As well as being required by law to wear a seat belt, for your own safety and for the safety of others, wearing or not wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between you sustaining fairly minor injuries in an accident and sustaining serious, sometimes fatal injuries. With regards to the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries, even if you can prove that somebody else was largely to blame for the accident, if it can be proven that you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident then any compensation awarded to you will usually be reduced by around 25%. This is because you will be found to have contributed to the severity of your injuries, and possibly made them worse, by not wearing a seatbelt.

At this upsetting and worrying time you may be wondering how long it will take you to recover from the injuries you sustained in the accident, what treatment you may require and how much compensation you are likely to receive. Loyalty Law’s expert solicitors specialise in car accident claims and can advise you further about the effect on your compensation claim of not wearing a seatbelt as well as answering any other questions you may have. Our service for you is completely free of charge and without obligation. Speak with one of our solicitors so that you can discover your legal rights and all funding options for making a claim.

Your losses and expenses

You will also be able to claim compensation for all of your losses and expenses which may include the following items:-

  • Any lost earnings as a result of the accident;
  • Lost overtime;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Private medical treatment;
  • Additional transport costs;
  • All other expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident.

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  • Approachable Solicitors - Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and are all recognised accident claim experts.
  • No Hidden Costs – Our service is completely free for you to use and our solicitors will explain any legal costs payable if you win your claim when you first speak with them (you can then decide whether to ask for their help or not).
  • Guaranteed Peace Of Mind – We monitor customer feedback at the end of every claim to ensure you receive a fantastic service.

Call us free now for your instant claim assessment from one of our specialist accident injury claim solicitors on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) or Complete Our Instant Claim Assessment Enquiry.

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How Loyalty Law can help you with your car accident claim

Our service to you is completely free of charge. We match you with specially selected, expert car accident claim solicitors. Our service for you includes the following:-

  • A national network of pre-vetted accident claim solicitors who are proven as experts in this area of law;
  • Continual vetting of customer satisfaction levels through surveys at the end of each matter where Loyalty Law is asked to help a client (i.e. the solicitors are constantly checked by people like you);
  • All initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation.
  • A national treatment network available to speed your recovery so you can get back to normal as soon as possible. There are three quick and easy ways you can find out if and how much you can claim for your compensation claim.

If you ask us to help you, you are under no obligation to proceed to make a claim but we will explain all of your options to you.

Loyalty Law's Promise To You:

  • Approachable Solicitors - Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and are all recognised accident claim experts.
  • No Hidden Costs – Our service is completely free for you to use and our solicitors will explain any legal costs payable if you win your claim when you first speak with them (you can then decide whether to ask for their help or not).
  • Guaranteed Peace Of Mind – We monitor customer feedback at the end of every claim to ensure you receive a fantastic service.

Call us free now for your instant claim assessment from one of our specialist accident injury claim solicitors on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) or Complete Our Instant Claim Assessment Enquiry.

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The Loyalty Law Promise For You:

  • Approachable Solicitors - Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and are all recognised accident claim experts.
  • No Hidden Costs – Unlike many of our competitors, Loyalty Law’s service is completely free for you to use. You can speak with one of our solicitors who will explain their service and any costs payable. You can then decide whether to ask for their help or not, but there are no charges to that point providing you with peace of mind.
  • Guaranteed Peace Of Mind – We monitor customer feedback at the end of every claim to ensure you receive a fantastic service.

Call us free now on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) for your free and instant whiplash claim assessment, or complete our Instant Claim Assessment online.

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