S.C.C. Won’t Hear Seatbelt Appeal

seatbelt.jpgThe Supreme Court of Canada today refused leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in Snushall v. Fulsang. That was the ruling given last September, in which the Court of Appeal held that contributory negligence for failure to wear a seatbelt should fall in a range of 0 to 25 per cent. Only when use of a seatbelt would have prevented substantially all of the plaintiff’s injuries should the apportionment of contributory negligence reach the 25% level.

So, the Snushall rule is now well-entrenched as the law in Ontario.

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