If I signed a waiver on behalf of my child that releases a sport organizer from liability for injuries my child may sustain, can I still make a personal injury claim for compensation and damages for their injuries?
Many people wrongly believe that if they signed a waiver prior to engaging in a sporting activity they cannot sue an organizer or operator for damages. This is not true. A comprehensive, well-worded liability waiver that has been adequately explained and brought to the attention of a participant can be a very difficult bar to overcome in a personal injury lawsuit. However, courts will examine the waiver in the context of the specific facts of the case to determine if it is enforceable.