Today I’d like to discuss signing waivers of liability here in Florida. A lot of times if you go to participate in an activity, whether it’s a sporting event, scuba diving, sky diving, anything that may be dangerous, or even if you’re volunteering somewhere a lot of times you’ll be asked to sign a waiver of liability whether or not these waivers are valid if you do get injured while participating in that activity. In Florida typically they are upheld, but there are exceptions. The waivers need to be unambiguous and it needs to be very clear what you are releasing that party from for liability purposes. A lot of times those releases do not contain the proper language which would allow you to make a claim against them if you are injured. So, it’s very important that if you’re injured while participating in an activity that you signed a waiver for that you don’t automatically assume that you can’t make a claim for your injuries. It’s important to see an attorney to review that release to determine whether or not they believe that there is a claim that can still be made. If you have questions please give us a call. We will be happy to take a look at any case, even if you’ve signed a waiver of liability.