A release of liability, otherwise known as a liability waiver, is a document issued by one party, such as a school or organization, who provides services that engages in dangerous sports activities and signed by another party who participates in such activities to acknowledge the risks involved. This is intended to free the providing party from any liabilities such as a lawsuit in the event of an injury or even death of the other party.
Our Sample Forms for release of liability takes on several examples that users may be familiar with and would find useful. These are all free for downloading and can be used as reference for drafting forms for user specification.
Free General Release of Liability Form Sample
Release of Liability Injury Form Example
Free DMV Release of Liability Form Sample
Medical Release and Liability Form Example
Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form
For volunteers who participate in missionary work, there are a lot of unforeseen dangers that cannot be prevented. For this reason, a volunteer release and waiver of liability form from a mission or nonprofit organization is usually accompanied by other documents to be signed by a volunteer to free the organization for any injury due to accident or illness. Since the work is voluntary, everything, including medical insurance, must be provided by the volunteer himself who should also expect no compensation from the organization.
Athletic activities in school, meanwhile, often need either a parental release or release of liability waiver before students can participate in sports programs and athletics. These activities often present the danger of injuries and schools need parents to sign liability release waivers to free schools from being held liable for any injuries incurred during these athletic activities. The liability release waiver may cover instructors, coaches, supervisors, and the whole school in general. While participation in sports activities is encouraged for every student, the danger of being held liable limits a school’s ability to fully develop its sports program without the waiver of liability.
Besides sports programs, even field trips need release of liability waiver forms in case something happens during the course of the trip. The waiver covers road accidents that may occur that may be beyond the control and safety measures undertaken by the school. Even Boy Scout camping trips need release of liability waivers that need to be signed by the parents, otherwise their child will not be allowed to participate. This is intended to free the school of any legal lawsuits arising from injuries or accidents that can possibly happen on such occasions.
Please check more on our website or click on the links for Sample Release Forms and Liability Release Forms that will guide users on the different provisions that are included in these types of release forms.
Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability Form
Free Sample Camp Release of Liability Form
Passenger Release of Liability Form Sample
Consent and Release of Liability Form
Facility Tour Release of Liability Form
A release of liability, however, doesn’t totally free the party providing the waiver from any liability in case the other party really does sue for injuries sustained. Based on provisions mandated by some states regarding limits of liability waiver and under some situations, you may be able to sue for negligence. There are actually some states that do not permit waiver of liability and allows the injured person to sue for negligence under civil but criminal lawsuits. The best way to find out about your state’s statutes is for you to check on your state for laws regarding issuance of release of liability.
For even more samples, please click on the link for Liability Waiver Forms that may be helpful for users who need to find out more about liability waivers.
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