Hello - I purchased a trampoline for my two daughters, and of course all the neighbor children want to go on it. Can you tell me where I can get a waiver form for their parents to sign in case someone gets hurt.
What you need is a hold harmless waiver. You may be able to find one online from a legal form site. Unless you want to pay anywhere from 9.95 up to 19.95 online , look for freeware forms. The one thing you must make sure is that the form or waiver is appicable to your state or province. Otherwise you can have an attorney draw one up for you at about $100.00 You can draw one up yourself which is not hard to do. It has to contain certain elements, such as: Date, parties, conditions, location and limitations. This would be an example: I (your name) residing at (your address) being the owner of a recreational equipment (name of item) located at (place) will allow (name of child) son/daughter of (name of parent) of (address) to play on(equipment) and will not be responsible for any injury occurrance and will hold harmless (your name) for any injury or payments for medical services due to injury.
This is only an example of what would be needed in the waiver. If you choose to use this, check with an attorney for it's validity in your state. If it proper in form , THEN IT MUST BE NOTARIZED for each and every child playing on the trampoline.
I am not an attorney just an insurance agent but here's my answer ..... And a comment.... Consult an attorney, pay his fee but first ask if it's his opinion if hold harmless or "waiver's" as you state, hold up in court. I don't think they do in most jurisdictions as one usually will be held liable especially if one can prove you may have been negligent in some fashion even though you have secured such signed agreement or waiver. Even the legal cost of defending yourself from a lawsuit even though you may eventully be found not negligent or liable can be very expensive.
Don't waste your time and efforts. You can have parents sign anything but if their child get hurt, it doesn't matter. If they want to sue you they will and your insurance company will fight it for you. That is what you pay them for.
I also think trampolines are very beneficial, but they can also be very dangerous. We just recently purchased one and I am also looking for a waiver form. A family member was injured on one and took the hosting family to court. I want to have outside enjoyment with my kids, but at what expense?
This thread is getting old but I do want to mention that a parent can not waive the rights of a minor. Dad can sign your form, mom too and if the child is injured youy can'will be sued, waiver means nothing for children
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