The Seatbelt Defense

The Seatbelt Defense…Contact a Phoenix car accident attorney today.

Most people understand that a seatbelt may protect them from being injured in an automobile accident.  Many people also understand that not wearing a seatbelt is illegal and can result in a citation and a fine.  However, most people probably do not know that not wearing a seatbelt can cause a person to lose his or her right to recover for his or her injuries even if the collision was not his or her fault. This is known as the seatbelt defense.

According to Arizona law, a person’s recovery based on injuries suffered from an automobile accident may be limited if his injuries occurred as a result of not wearing a seatbelt.  In this type of case, the person who caused the accident has the burden of proving that the injuries suffered by the other party would not have otherwise been suffered had that party worn his seatbelt.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, contact a Phoenix car accident attorney today.  An accident injury attorney will make certain that you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected.  And, an accident injury attorney will build an aggressive case to help you get the compensation you deserve.