Originally Posted by shmurmer4
lol. Their rights.
You have the right to attempt a dangerous sport even with the understanding that you could be injured, because it is dangerous. Then you have the right to sue someone because you were injured while performing a dangerous sport, that you knew was dangerous?
^^Kind of ridiculous isnt it?
Originally Posted by NorthernMama
^^ Yup, lots and lots of waivers are signed like that for many different events, but in the end, the person that signs can not legally sign away their rights. It does help to limit the damage payable though. That's also why service providers have to have a million different qualifications for everything now -- otherwise they can't get insurance.
^^ I wouldnt call it signing away your rights. Its more or less a way of agreeing that you fully understand the risks involved and if you were to get injured its not their fault, which is true in most cases.