We are currently working on a case where our client was in the back seat of a car. The car she was in was t boned and she was ejected. She was seriously hurt. Missouri Statutes only require drivers and front seat passengers to have seatbelts. Even though the law does not require it, we strongly urge for safety reasons, that everybody wear a seat belt. This child was 16 years old. Parents, when you have kids that start driving and have friends that drive, don't forget the remind you kids to wear seatbelts. Seatbelts prevent injuries and save lives.
If you are in a wreck, in the front seat, and don't have on a seatbelt. Comparative fault can be assessed against you under certain circumstances.
We can help and we can explain. If you're in a wreck and need legal help, call Alex or Alvin. We're here to help.