For many people, the first thing they do upon entering a vehicle is to fasten their seat belts; however, there are some motorists who forget to buckle up or are just in a hurry that they fail to fasten their seat belts. So what happens to drivers in crashes who aren’t wearing their seat belts?

Because car accidents in Iowa and nationwide can occur without any notice, all drivers and passengers should always buckle up to prevent serious injuries from occurring. If you are not wearing a seat belt at the time of a crash, the insurance company can reduce your damages. If they determine that not wearing a seat belt played a role in your injuries, your damages can be reduced up to five percent. It is in your best interest to always wear a seat belt to protect yourself physically and financially.

For legal representation and to protect your case following a car crash in Iowa, call Hupy and Abraham. You can speak with an experienced auto accident attorney in a free consultation to find out your rights. Call us today at 800.800.5678 or contact us online at

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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.