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Waivers of liability mostly unenforceable in New York

The goal of waivers of liability is to make it impossible for accident injury victims to file a lawsuit if they incur an injury that resulted from the negligent actions of someone else. By signing a waiver of liability, it is possible to lose some of your legal rights by signing your name to the conditions included in the fine print.

However, under New York General Obligations Law 5-326, liability waivers are not enforceable if the person who signed the clause did so in conjunction with some sort of payment. These payments can include paying for a ticket, membership, or some other kind of fee, such as to participate in recreational activities at gymnasiums, amusement parks, swimming pools, or similar places. Also, liability waivers for minors are unenforceable in New York.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP provide legal services in the state of New York, handle personal injury accident cases such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death cases, among others. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation today.


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