If you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you will want to take legal action and receive the compensation you feel you deserve. There is a situation however when you are not able to pursue legal action against someone for your injury. This can happen if you take too long to file a legal action claim and the statute of limitations has expired.
Hopefully, the dogs living in your neighborhood are friendly and kept on a leash. But even if that’s the case, all dogs can become dangerous in certain situations.
To stay on the safe side, make sure you are ready to practices these important steps in case you or your child get bitten by a neighborhood dog.
The convenience of being able to go to an ATM almost anywhere is also one of the machine’s biggest weaknesses. While some criminals devise complex technological hacking tactics to rob ATMs of their money, others try the more direct approach. If they find you withdrawing alone at night to the ATM, there is little that can stop them from attacking you and running away with your cash.
So, is anyone liable for this incident? Potentially. Unlike purse robberies on the streets, ATMs have set locations. The bank or store owner that sets it up needs to consider several aspects of the machine’s position and functionality to minimize any direct assaults from happening. It is becoming more crucial as physical attacks are on the rise. Here are a few aspects that could make an owner liable in an ATM robbery:
Of the estimated 70 million dogs living with human families in the U.S., most are probably well behaved, or at least kept under control by their owners. However, even good or friendly dogs can bite.
As the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) kicks off its annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week this week (April 8-14), it’s important to remember that when dogs bite, their owners can and should be held responsible for any injuries or trauma their animals cause.
Parents worry about their children when they go off to college, and sadly, their fears may be valid. Unfortunately, crime is a concern at every university and college in the U.S. In fact, tens of thousands of students are the victims of crimes on college campuses every year, according to statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics.
This does not make a crime against your child insignificant. If your child is the victim of a crime at school, then you have every right to take it seriously if it results in damages or injury. This can mean taking legal action against the perpetrator. While legal remedies can't undo an incident, they can help in a few other ways.
Our criminal justice system is all about catching and prosecuting people who commit assaults, sexual assaults, muggings, stabbings, shootings, robberies, DUI injuries, vehicular homicide and other crimes.
But there is another aspect to criminal justice, that gets less attention: what happens to the victims of these crimes.
You are a safe driver. You always buckle your seatbelt. You are one of those people who adjusts your rearview mirror every time you get into the driver's seat. You use your turn signal and keep plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.
You do your best to be a safe driver, but you can't control other drivers on the road. Other drivers could be distracted or worse.