Do waivers mean no liability?
We all know Ken is thrilled when he doesn’t have to wear a suit and tie to a conference, one of the added benefits of being asked to take part in a webinar.
Here he is as one of the panelists on Defeating Liability Waivers in Personal Injury Cases, organized by Strafford Publications. You’ve likely signed a waiver at some point in your life, whether at the gym, an amusement park or a spa. Ken’s at work right now discussing how signing a waiver form doesn’t necessarily protect a company or individual from negligence.
Under the right circumstances, a waiver can be challenged as unenforceable according to state laws. Some of the key issues he and the other panelists are discussing at the moment:
- What makes a liability release form valid or invalid?
- How can personal injury attorneys defeat liability releases on substantive law grounds?
- How can personal injury attorneys use procedural strategies to defeat personal injury releases?
- What are the public policy considerations that support and oppose liability waivers?
- Are liability releases signed by a parent on behalf of a minor child enforceable?
- When are liability releases prohibited?
If you’d like to know more or have questions about liability waivers, feel free to drop Ken a line.