Most companies that offer inherently risky services require participants to sign a liability waiver. In general, a liability waiver has two purposes: to ensure that participants acknowledge the risks associated with an activity and to limit the company's responsibility for any injuries that occur.
If you got hurt after signing a liability waiver or release of liability form, you likely have questions about your rights. The best way to learn about your legal options is to contact our experienced attorneys for a free case evaluation. In the meantime, you will find answers to a few frequently asked questions below.
What Happens If I Sign a Liability Waiver?
If you sign a liability waiver, you agree to its terms. Often, those terms include waiving your right to sue for damages resulting from your participation in the specified activities.
Conversely, if you do not sign a liability waiver, the company in charge of the event or activity will likely turn you away. Because of this, many people sign liability waivers even if they are uncertain about the conditions.
Do Release Forms Hold Up in Court?
Not all liability waivers hold up in court. A court may decide to invalidate a waiver if it fails to meet certain standards. An invalidated waiver is essentially meaningless.
Several factors can impact the validity of a waiver, including if:
- The wording is unclear.
- The waiver is illegible.
- The waiver does not address all potential risks for harm.
- The waiver is in violation of state law or public policy.
What Should I Do If I Was Injured After Signing a Release?
If you were injured after signing a release form, you still have rights. You may be able to seek compensation despite the contract. Contact our lawyers to learn about your legal options.
A release form will not absolve a company of responsibility in the case of gross negligence or intentional injury. It will also not excuse a company that failed to satisfy the terms and conditions described within. Our lawyers are familiar with the exceptions that can allow you to obtain fair compensation.
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