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What If I Was Not Wearing A Seat Belt At The Time Of My Car Accident Can I Still Recover Damages?

You can still recover damages even if you weren’t wearing a seat belt at the time of your accident. Damages in Florida are a portion pursuant to comparative negligence, which means that if you were partially negligent for your injuries due to the fact that you weren’t wearing your seat belt, that percent of negligence attributed to you would reduce any damages received. You still would be allowed to bring your lawsuit, and collect damages against the a fault party. For instance, if the at fault party was 70% negligent, and you were 30% negligent, you’d still be able to collect the 70% of your damages in that case.