Also, in our state, not wearing a seat belt is now a primary offense meaning that you can be pulled over for not wearing it. Previously, it was considered a secondary offense, meaning you could only be cited for not being buckled up after being pulled over for another reason.
As you know, being involved in a Florida car accident can be serious. It can lead to a permanent injury affecting your personal life and also impacting your ability to work.
If you have been hurt in a Florida auto accident and were not wearing a seat belt, it could cost you dearly. The attorney representing the other driver or the insurance company may cite Florida’s “seat belt defense.” If it can be proven that your seat belt was operational at the time of the accident and you failed to use it, then it is possible that the amount of your overall claim could be decreased significantly.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Florida car accident caused by another driver, you should contact an experienced Ormond Beach accident attorney at our law firm at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.