Cassandra Rohde, also of Wausau, was not wearing a seat belt while in the front passenger seat before the crash, according to the Sheriff’s Department accident report, and was seriously injured. Morris and two children in the car were also hurt.
Read more at Wausau Daily Herald.
In Wisconsin, a person injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence of another person has a valid claim against that person or his insurance company even if the injured person was not wearing a safety belt. The lack of a safety belt only is a factor if the insurance company proves it caused the person’s injuries. Most importantly, even if the insurance company can prove that cause, the injured person’s damages can only be reduced by 15%. It cannot be effectively claimed, for example, that the injured person would not have been injured had a safety belt been used and, therefore, the injured person is entitled to no compensation. If you or someone close to you was seriously injured in an accident, it is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney right away to make sure your rights are protected. Call Bremer & Trollop Law Offices today for a free consultation.