Renting a home or apartment has its benefits and drawbacks. While you do not have financial responsibility for major repairs or renovations, you also do not have control over many circumstances on the property. In a multi-unit dwelling, you may deal with neighbors who are loud or inconsiderate. You may also be at the mercy of a landlord who is not always quick about taking care of important matters around the property.
You may feel fortunate to live in an age where technology constantly allows for improved safety devices in vehicles. Airbags, automatic braking systems and advanced restraints increase the chances of surviving a motor vehicle accident and even escaping without serious injuries. However, the same cannot be said for pedestrians.