What If I Was Not Wearing My Seatbelt In the Accident?

In Georgia, occupants of vehicles in cars, pick-up trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles designed to carry ten or fewer passengers, are required by law to be restrained by a seat belt. This law exempts motorcycles, and off-road vehicles or pick-up trucks being used by an owner/driver/occupant 18 years of age or older in connection with agricultural duties and normal farming operations. However, in a claim for personal injury arising from a collision, the failure of the occupant to wear a seat safety belt shall not be considered evidence of negligence, shall not be considered by the jury on any question of fault for the accident, and shall not diminish any recovery for injury arising out of the accident.
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