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Frequently Asked Question: Do I have a Claim if I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2021 | Car Accidents

This is part 5, out of 7, of our blog series about frequently asked questions for car accidents in North Dakota.

I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt at the time of my accident.  Is it true that I don’t have a claim against the driver who hit me?

You may still have a valid claim for personal injury if you were in an accident while not wearing your seatbelt in North Dakota.  However, you may be found partially at fault, also known as comparative fault or comparative negligence.  If so, any recovery you make from the at-fault driver could be reduced by your percentage of fault for not wearing a seatbelt.