What If I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt in an Accident?

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If you are not wearing a seat belt, you can still recover damages for injuries caused by someone else's fault; however, there are times in which the insurance company that you're trying to pursue or the individual that you're trying to pursue may say that you contributed toward the accident because you didn't have those seat belts on. It is the law in Illinois that you need to be wearing your safety belts, so they may say that you contributed toward your injury if you're not wearing it. But the answer to your question, yes, you can collect damages if you're injured even if you do not have your seat belt on.