If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Nevada, you’re likely grappling with pain, confusion, and the prospect of dealing with insurance companies and legal proceedings, especially if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt. We understand how challenging this time can be and you need the assistance of a Nevada car accident attorney. 

Understanding Nevada’s seat belt laws is important in navigating your personal injury claim. Here’s what you need to know We’ll guide you through how Nevada’s seat belt laws affect your personal injury case.

Nevada Seat Belt Laws: A Safety Priority 

It’s not just a good idea to buckle up when you get in a car—it’s the law in Nevada. This law applies to everyone, regardless of age or where they’re seated in the vehicle. But why is this law so critical for your safety and legal protection? Let’s find out.

How Does the Seatbelt Defense Work in Nevada?


In some states, the seatbelt defense works like this: The driver who hit you says you are partly to blame for your injuries because you did not wear a seatbelt. They say wearing a seatbelt could have avoided or lessened your injuries. This is called comparative negligence. It means the jury decides how much blame each side has for the injuries.

For example, if the jury gives you $100,000 in damages and says you are 20% at fault for your injuries, you can only get $80,000 from the driver who hit you. But in Nevada, the seatbelt defense does not work. The law says that not wearing a seatbelt is not negligence or causation in any lawsuit. 

It also says that not wearing a seatbelt is not misuse or abuse of a product or causation in a product liability case. This means that you did not wear a seatbelt does not matter in your case for damages. 

Now that you know how seatbelt defense works in Nevada let’s see some common causes of seatbelt-related injuries.

Identifying Common Causes of Seat Belt-Related Injuries in Nevada 

Seat belts can fail or get damaged because of defects or misuse. This can stop them from doing their job of saving lives in a crash.

Some of the things that can cause seat belt injuries are:

  • The seat belt comes off by itself in a crash. 
  • The belt is not buckled properly. 
  • The belt gets stuck because the part that pulls it back is worn out. This can make the belt lose in a crash. 
  • The seat belt has design or factory problems, like a wrong buckle. 
  • The belt is in bad shape, and it can break or tear easily. 
  • The seat belt is not maintained well.

Impact on Personal Injury Claims


You did not wear your seatbelt, but someone else caused the crash. Can you still get money for your injuries? Yes, you can. You can file a personal injury claim and get the money you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But there’s a problem. Not wearing your seatbelt could change how much money you get. It could also change how easy or hard it is to file your claim. 

That’s why you need a car accident attorney. Our car accident attorney can help you know how the law works in Nevada and how to present your case. Our attorney can also help you deal with the insurance company and stand up for your rights.  

Determining Seat Belt Usage: Evidence in Your Claim

Yes, the cop who comes to the scene would see if you wear your seat belt. They will put it in their report. They will also talk to the other people in the crash and any witnesses. Your injuries may also tell if you wore your seat belt or not. Sometimes, they may use cameras from the lights or the cars to see what happened.

What Compensation Can I Get if I Didn’t Wear My Seat Belt and Got Injured in an Accident? 

NEVADA_S-SEAT-BELT-LAWS-IMPACT-ON-PERSONAL-INJURY-CLAIMS-AND-CAR-ACCIDENT-COMPENSATIONYou did not wear your seatbelt. How much money can you get for your injuries? That depends on many things, like who caused the crash, how bad your injuries are, and what insurance the other driver has. You should talk to a lawyer to see how much your case is worth. 

A lawyer can help you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company and get a good deal. The insurance company will not pay your medical bills right away. They will give you a big amount that you can use to pay for your costs.

The expenses you can get paid for include:

  • Medical expenses: You can get money for the cost of your emergency transport, hospital stay, surgery, medication, equipment, and therapy. Keep all your receipts and records to prove how much you spent. 
  • Lost wages: You can get money for the lost income because you couldn’t work due to your injuries. You can also get money for the future income you will lose if your injuries prevent you from working as before. 
  • Pain and suffering: You can get money for the physical pain and emotional distress you experienced because of the crash. This can include things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a Nevada Seat Belt Injury Compensation Lawyer

In Nevada, Seat belts are supposed to protect you, but sometimes they can cause serious injuries in a car crash. If this happens to you, you need a legal team that can fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. 

At Moss Berg Injury Law, we have the experience and the skills to handle your seat belt injury claim in Nevada. We don’t charge you anything unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose. Contact us today, and let us take care of you.