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Ejection During Car Accidents

Ejection During Car Accidents

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Failing to wear your seatbelt while driving puts you in danger of significant injuries. When you don’t wear your seatbelt you risk being ejected from your car during an accident. Further, failing to wear your seatbelt could dramatically decrease the compensation your Bronx-area accident lawyer can pursue during a personal injury claim.

This is the case even when the accident is clearly, indisputably the fault of the other driver.

New York is one of many states that allow a defendant in an auto accident suit to cite the other driver’s decision not to wear a seatbelt as a defense in the case.

Now, if you are ejected from your car and suffer a significant injury during an accident that was someone else’s fault, you still have a case, even though you weren’t wearing your seatbelt. The defendant’s accident attorney must demonstrate a hard link between the decision not to wear a seatbelt and the injuries you’ve suffered.

Even if they can do this, your accident attorney can still pursue compensation for the initial accident and certain injuries. The decision not to wear a seatbelt does not mean you are barred from receiving compensation.

If you need a skilled, Bronx-area accident attorney, please contact Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C for a free initial consultation.
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