Liability Waivers – Fact or Fiction?

Lakewood, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Denver, Boulder, and Nearby Areas

Posted: January 30, 2018

You sign them at yoga class. At the gym. When river rafting or renting a snowmobile. But what exactly IS a Waiver of Liability? When you sign on the dotted line and check all the boxes, do you waive all of your rights? Not necessarily.

A liability waiver – also known as a participation or release form – is intended to protect the business owner. It’s a contract. And, as with anything you sign, you should read the waiver carefully. Most of us trust that, when committing to event/class participation, the purveyor has taken all precautions to protect the client – they hire qualified instructors and continually monitor equipment and environment for safety.

As a consumer you are obligated to work within the guidelines presented. But what if you use caution, follow all the rules and still get injured? Contact a personal injury attorney.

Personal responsibility is one thing, negligence is another. The attorneys at The Frickey Law Firm can assess the situation and determine if you have a case to pursue.

Don’t think just because you signed on the dotted line that you signed your life away. We may be able to help. Call 303-625-9346 for a free consultation.