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Written by attorney Larry Dale Beltz | Jul 25, 2016

What if I was not wearing a seat belt at the time of my Florida car accident?

What if I was not wearing a seat belt at the time of my Florida car accident? Can I still recover damages?

Yes, you can recover damages. You are limited in some ways, though. We have what's called imperative negligence in Florida, which simply means that whatever part of the fault of the accident is yours, you can't be compensated for that percentage of the damages. The seat belt is one of those issues. In other words, whatever damages are caused by the failure to wear a seat belt you can't collect for. The answer to your question, yes, you can sue for damages and recover damages, but you're going to be limited based on your own negligence.

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