Wearing a seatbelt isn’t just for your safety. Currently under Colorado law, if you were not wearing a seatbelt during the accident in question, you are not legally entitled to damages for pain or suffering. Therefore you should always wear your seatbelt in case of an unforeseen accident.
The good news is that even if you were not wearing a seatbelt, you still might qualify for other compensation based on loss of earnings, emotional distress, and overall quality of life. Ultimately, wearing a seatbelt doesn’t just protect you physically; it can help ensure you receive maximum compensation as well. If you’re unsure of your specific situation, contact a member from our team, and we will work with you determine how to best proceed.