I've been practicing personal injury litigation for just over 20 years, the first four representing insurance companies and the last sixteen representing only plaintiffs. Over that period of time seatbelt use has increased. Safety features in our cars have become more sophisticated - largely because of the work done by injury lawyers sending the message to auto manufacturers that profits never come before people. Even so, it only takes a fraction of a second to lose everything. It only takes a fraction of a second for your family to lose you. Ironically it only takes a fraction of a second to buckle up.