As New Jersey Govenor Corzine discoverd not wearing a seatbelt can have serious consequences. All states except one Vermont have seatbelt laws aid a limiting injuries in car accidents. The penalties and the reach of the law differs from state to state.Mainehttp://pressherald.mainetoday.com/v iewpoints/editorials/070419seatbelt.htmlNew York has a fairly restrictive seat belt law.
Failure to wear a seatbelt is a traffic violation and the failure to wear a seatbelt violation can be used against an injured accident victim in any lawsuit. Any injuries caused by the failure to wear a seatbelt would not be recoverable in any lawsuit. So for self preservation purposes and for legal reason always wear your seatbelt.Stanley Law offices has been involved in numerous case where the use or non use of a seatbelt is important. The use of a seatbelt shows the jury you are careful and by implication were careful in driving.