National Geographic : 1940 Oct
It took 3900 years to solve this one AS OLD AS recorded civilization is the law that a person whose negligence results in the injury of another is liable for damages. You will find this law in the code of Hammurabi, ruler of Babylon some 4000 years ago. You will find it in the Mosaic code, and in the codes of civ ilizations that have come and gone since then. This fundamentally fair law sometimes worked great hardship on the negligent person, causing him to lose all the property he owned. And, by doing this, the law's heavy hand fell on innocent people: the family and the employees of the neg ligent person, who lost their livelihood when the master lost his property. About one hundred years ago, 3900 years after the time of Hammurabi, liability insurance stepped in and provided solutions for many of the prob lems that this law had created. Special liability policies are available for house holders, landlords, merchants, manufacturers, and for men and corporations engaged in various ac tivities. Probably the best known form is that car ried by automobile owners. The various types of liability insurance not only safeguard your pos sessions, but free your mind of many worries. Liability insurance of all kinds is sold by The Travelers. Let your Travelers agent or insurance broker advise you on what types you really need. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.