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You can sometimes pursue injury damages after signing waivers

| Apr 13, 2021 | Personal Injury |

You can visit many locales as a Georgia resident when you’re looking to engage in recreational activities. There are parks and lakes if you’re looking for some outdoor fun. Working out at a gym or attending a summer camp indoors may provide you with a respite from the heat or when there’s inclement weather. 

Many businesses and even government agencies require visitors to sign liability waivers before using their facilities. These waivers aim to deter guests from filing a lawsuit if they suffer an injury on their property but may not completely prohibit you from doing so.

Can you still sue after suffering an injury?

It’s not uncommon for injured Homerville and Valdosta residents to ask about the enforceability of liability waivers. The circumstances surrounding your case may impact whether you can sue for damages after signing a liability waiver. There are three instances in which you might be able to file a lawsuit claiming a lack of enforceability of the waiver you signed, including:

  • The waiver addresses liability other than negligence
  • Cases in which the waiver removes all liability for injuries
  • The waiver removes liability for someone getting hurt as a result of recklessness

Courts frown on overly broad liability waivers and those that appear to encourage reckless and dangerous acts by the property user. As such, you may be able to find a way to acquire compensation for your harm despite having signed away your right to sue.