In many jurisdictions, evidence of a plaintiff’s failure to use a seatbelt or helmet is inadmissible when determining comparative fault. “Helmets, Seatbelts, and Comparative Fault” examines various reasoning behind states’ interpretations of seatbelt or helmet defenses, trends towards adoption of these defenses, and the impact these issues can have on insurance.
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