Q
I was injured in a Virginia car accident, but when the accident occurred I wasn't wearing my seat belt. Can I still claim damages?

A
Yes, although Virginia law requires that you wear a seat belt when operating a motor vehicle, it still lets you claim damages from the insurance company. The fact that you weren't wearing a seat belt is actually barred from evidence in any court procedures, doesn't mean that you were negligent or that you were contributorily negligent, and cannot be used to lessen the amount of money you can sue for. Overall, it cannot be a factor in any liability or damages claim that you make.

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