This is a question we get asked time and time again and the answer is ‘Yes’, you can claim if you was not wearing a seatbelt in a car. If you are not responsible for the accident then you are eligible, but you may end up with a reduced amount of compensation. However, we at Tylers Solicitors can give you the best legal advice about this.
We will put this forward but please make sure you are wearing a seatbelt at all times, not just for your own protection, but for other peoples safety too. This especially goes for children, please do not leave them unstrapped in the back seat of a car because nobody can predict if & when you are going to have a car accident. Wearing a seatbelt at all times ensures the safety of your loved ones and the driver & passengers in the other vehicle.
What Information Will I Be Expected To Disclose About My Accident?
It won’t be necessary on your initial consultation to disclose or provide evidence of your accident. The consultation will focus around assessing your eligibility to claim where we will be able to give you an estimated amount on what you could be expected to achieve in the result of a successful compensation claim in a car accident. As we deal with cases all over the country in the UK, your claim will be dealt with responsive legal support. This means we will look after you and keep you in the loop. To build your case, all communication is documented in a paper trail.
We are sure that the deduction of your compensation will be no more than 25% and that is the very most. If you suffered injuries that your seatbelt would not have protected you from then you should get the full amount of your compensation. It is up to the defendant to gather the evidence and present your case to Tylers Solicitors and we can then proceed to put together a case.
If you have any more questions then please ring us on 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.