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Does Signing a Waiver Mean I Can’t File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

It’s not uncommon for businesses like rock climbing gyms, zip line operators and other recreational businesses to ask patrons to sign waivers absolving the companies from liability when injuries occur on their property. But did you know that waivers are not necessarily ironclad? Signing a waiver does not necessarily void your right to file a lawsuit. When Are Personal Injury Waivers Unenforceable? If you are injured at an event that required you to sign a personal injury waiver, your attorney can examine the waiver to determine if it is actually enforceable. Here are just a few things we look at to make this determination: The language of the waiver. Waivers with vague or ambiguous language may not be enforceable. The location of critical language. Think of this like a fine print clause. If information critical to the business’s liability is hidden away in some fine print that the signer could…
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