Studies have consistently proven that seatbelts in their seats so as to minimize injuries caused by a car crash.
If not wearing a seatbelt, drivers can end up in the backseat and passengers can be ejected from the vehicle, resulting in serious injury or death. It is for these reasons alone that wearing a seatbelt is a good practice. While most people today wear a seatbelt, too many unfortunately do not.
Pennsylvania law mandates that drivers and front seat passengers wear seatbelts. Pennsylvania also has strict safety laws that require minors to be properly secured by a car seat, booster seat or seatbelt when riding in a car.
Although it is a good practice for everyone riding in a car to wear a seatbelt, you will not be precluded from pursuing a claim if you were not wearing one at the time of the crash.