Not wearing a seat belt – can you still claim?

If you have been injured as a result of a car accident and were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident you may be wondering whether you are still entitled to make a claim for your injuries.

It is a legal requirement that drivers and passengers in motor vehicles wear a seatbelt when travelling, both for their own safety and the safety of others. Wearing or not wearing a seatbelt can literally mean the difference between sustaining minor injuries, such as whiplash, or very serious, even fatal, injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident and were not wearing a seatbelt you will still be able to make a claim for compensation if you were not to blame for the accident. However, even if the other driver was wholly or partly to blame for causing the accident, and if it can be proven that you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, any compensation awarded to you may be reduced by up to 25% as you will be seen to have contributed to the cause of your injuries.

Our Loyalty Law solicitors will be able to discuss all of these issues with you and answer any further questions you may have.

Why Choose Loyalty Law For Your Car Accident Claim?

All Loyalty Law solicitors are checked and vetted to ensure that they meet our criteria in the following ways:-

  • Before they can start working for you, they are interviewed by our managing director, a solicitor himself (although no longer practising). He is quickly able to assess whether they have the legal skills needed, but also whether they are easy to speak with on the telephone and will give you the service that you deserve.
  • At the end of every accident claim, we carry out an interview with each client to ensure that they have been completely satisfied with the service provided. This ensures that not only does the solicitor start off by providing an excellent service, but through continual feedback they continue to achieve the right levels of service for you. It means that people like you are constantly monitoring and providing feedback on the service and is one of the reasons why we believe that you should ask Loyalty Law to help you find the right solicitor.

Make A Quick Road Accident Enquiry?

Why not make a free enquiry now by contacting us in one of the following ways to find out if and how much you can claim (no cost and no obligation to proceed, we are here to help):-

  1. Call us free on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 8am to 5.30pm on Sunday; or
  2. Provide us with some details and one of our Loyalty Law solicitors will be in touch with you – make a Quick Enquiry now.


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