You may be among the many people who would say that the invention of the Automatic Teller Machine was one of the best to come along in the banking industry. You have access to your money any time of the day or night. The problem is that in many cases, you face risks when using an ATM.
Your home is your castle, even if it is a 900 square-foot walk-up. You may enjoy the community living apartment life brings, or perhaps it's all you can afford while you save to purchase a house. Either way, you certainly want to feel that your apartment is home, and feeling safe is a major part of that.
If you travel often for work or pleasure, you may feel comfortable in a hotel environment. In fact, you may have favorite hotels that you visit frequently because of the staff, the amenities or the overall atmosphere. However, your comfort level in a hotel may be just the thing a predator is looking for to take advantage of you.
Curiosity is normal in young children. They are new to this world and want to know about it and experience it. Most Georgia parents have to remind their children to look with their eyes and not with their hands since kids tend to engage all of their senses when experiencing something for the first time.
You probably watch for moving vehicles as you walk through a parking lot. You may even be aware of the people milling about as well. You may assume that they are simply going about their days just as you are, but that may not always be the case.
"I'll just stop by the ATM for some cash." You probably say those words frequently in a typical week. In fact, if you examine your monthly bank statement, you may be surprised at how often you make a trip to the automated teller machine. ATMs are one of the most convenient and welcome inventions of the modern world, keeping your money safe and accessible at the same time.
At any given time, you may share Georgia's roads with a driver who got behind the wheel after drinking. In fact, you may shudder to think of just how many times you managed to avoid becoming involved in a serious -- yet preventable -- accident with a drunk driver. Then, the unthinkable happened.
Your getaway may have been spur-of-the-moment or planned months in advance, but you could almost feel your stress melting away as you checked into your hotel and began to explore your surroundings. Maybe you traveled with your family, with some friends or by yourself.
You may not think of taking a shower as a hazardous activity. Still, injuries from falls in the bathroom, particularly when getting in and out of a shower or tub, are common occurrences. The materials people choose to make their bathrooms sleek and luxurious are also materials that become slick when wet.
If you are at home in your apartment or visiting a friend or family member, and you are the victim of assault, who is liable for your losses? In Georgia and elsewhere, landlords have a certain responsibility when it comes to keeping tenants and others who enter their property safe. If a landlord fails in his or her responsibility, and someone assaults a tenant or visitor in an apartment under his or her watch, he or she may be legally responsible for any losses experienced by the victim.