Seat Belt Issues

Ohio has enacted laws requiring drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts. O.R.C. Ann. § 4513.26.3. If you are injured in an accident, but you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time of the collision, insurance companies and their defense lawyers may attempt to argue that you would not have been injured – either not at all or significantly less so – if you were properly buckled in. In Ohio, however, evidence of failure to wear a seat belt is inadmissible as evidence of comparative fault in auto accident cases. O.R.C. Ann. §4513.26.3. Of course, you should always use your seat belt for safety reasons as well as legal ones.

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The Conclusion

The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”

Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.

In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Eshelman Legal Group LLC, now at 1-800-365-0001. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

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