What if I was not wearing a seat belt at the time of my Florida car accident? Can I still recover damages?
In the state of Florida, if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you were not wearing your seatbelt, you still do have the right to recover damages. The way the law works in Florida is under the theory of comparative negligence. Basically, it allots a certain percentage of fault for anyone who may be responsible for the case.
In the case of someone not wearing their seatbelt, they may have a percentage of fault tallied against them but they still have the right of recovery.