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pookietina
Jul 6, 2010, 07:49 AM
Forms parents have to sign so there childern can get on

JudyKayTee
Jul 6, 2010, 08:14 AM
Signing any form makes no difference - you cannot waive your legal rights, including your right to sue in the event of an injury. These forms are meaningless.

This is the same as requiring passengers in your car to sign a release that if there's an accident they will not sue - you cannot waive your right to file a lawsuit if there is an injury.

- and I'm a liability investigator. I see these forms all the time. They are meaningless.

This is a legal question, not a home security question. I have asked that it be moved.

AK lawyer
Jul 6, 2010, 09:37 AM
This is a legal question, not a home security question. I have asked that it be moved.

It's a legal issue, but not really a question.

Does OP want us to draft a form?

Does OP want us to tell him how his children can get on (whatever it is) withouit signing the form? Not going to happen.

It's all about "assumption of risk". If the parent signs the form and the kid later gets hurt, parent cannot say later "I didn't know that there was a risk of such-and-such happening."

JudyKayTee
Jul 6, 2010, 10:09 AM
Doesn't work that way in NY where I investigate these matters. Somebody gets hurt, there's a hint of negligence (child too young, child too light, child horsing around, too many kids on the tramp, not enough supervision - and that's a killer) there IS a lawsuit and the child/parents DO collect. I do 3 or 4 of these (at least) a year.

Same thing as a passenger in your car - have passengers sign every form "you" can come up with. They are meaningless. There is SOME assumption of risk but a LOT depends on the age of the child.

And, yes, I'm not exactly what the question is.

twinkiedooter
Jul 6, 2010, 12:28 PM
Make sure you have excellent home guest liability insurance as you will certainly be using it should you get a tramp for all the kids in the neighborhood to use. Be sure it has high sided fencing so the little darlings won't just happily bounce off and break their necks. At least that will cut down on some of the injuries. And yes, your homeowners liability premises insurance rates will go sky high once the little darling's parents sue the pants off you in court and win. Is this tramp really, really that important for your family to have? Can't you come up with something more creative such as the smaller rebounder tramps sold? They at least can come with handles to hold onto while bouncing away and can be kept indoors in the nec room away from the neighbor's doppy kids to injure themselves on.

JudyKayTee
Jul 6, 2010, 01:14 PM
Make sure you have excellent home guest liability insurance as you will certainly be using it should you get a tramp for all the kids in the neighborhood to use. Be sure it has high sided fencing so the little darlings won't just happily bounce off and break their necks. At least that will cut down on some of the injuries. And yes, your homeowners liability premises insurance rates will go sky high once the little darling's parents sue the pants off you in court and win. Is this tramp really, really that important for your family to have? Can't you come up with something more creative such as the smaller rebounder tramps sold? They at least can come with handles to hold onto while bouncing away and can be kept indoors in the nec room away from the neighbor's doppy kids to injure themselves on.



Quite some time ago - remember the post about the kid who climbed the fence and "tramped" himself into the trunk of a tree?

Lawsuit. Homeowners lost.