Get The Legal Help You Need — Answers To Your Questions About Liability Waivers.
Liability Waiver Lawyer in Vancouver, WA
What is a liability waiver?
When you engage in an activity or visit a location where an injury is possible, you may be asked (or required) to sign a liability waiver (sometimes also called a release form). The purpose of this document is to both protect the service provider or property owner from liability in the case of an injury and to make it clear that you were made aware of the risks in advance.
Examples of situations when a liability waiver may be required:
- Enrolling yourself or a child in a sport’s league
- Engaging in a risky activity like skydiving
- Touring a construction site
- Going on a ride at the fair
I signed a liability waiver and got hurt. Can I still file a personal injury lawsuit?
The answer here is “it depends.” Every case and situation is unique. The best thing you can do is to contact our office to explain your case and situation. We’ll work with you to determine the best path forward. Remember, there is never any up-front attorney fees required for us to begin work on a case where we have agreed to help someone look into a claim.
Generally speaking, a liability waiver isn’t a free pass that absolves an individual or organization of all responsibility. For example, in cases of gross negligence, a lawsuit is still possible. For injuries to children, waivers in Washington state are often not valid for that child’s injuries.
In other cases, the specific injury you sustained may not have been covered by the waiver you signed.
What are the most common types of cases related to liability waivers?
In Grant A. Gehrmann’s experience as a trusted and outstanding liability waiver lawyer, there are a variety of common injuries that occur despite the presence of liability waivers:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by unsafe conditions.
- Spinal cord injuries may be caused by falls, particularly in wet and/or icy conditions.
- Accidents and injuries at public accommodations like amusement parks, shopping malls, stores, office buildings, restaurants, etc.
Is there a statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Washington?
In Washington state, the statute of limitations for personal injury negligence cases is normally 3 years. This time begins on the date of your injury/accident. There are some exceptions to that statute, which is why it is critical to immediately contact an experienced attorney for legal advice.
When it comes to liability waiver law, how can a personal injury attorney help?
Insurance companies and their lawyers often fight tooth and nail to avoid losing or even offering a reasonable settlement during a personal injury case. They may drag their feet, refuse to pay medical bills, and hope that you get so frustrated that you simply give up and go away.
They’ll often hope you don’t understand the waiver you signed. They may hope you think that because you signed a waiver you don’t have a case. This isn’t always true.
An outstanding personal injury attorney like Grant Gehrmann fights the insurance companies and the at-fault parties so you can focus on living your life and healing from your injuries. Grant will help you maximize monetary damages for all types of injury claims, including those where you may have signed a liability waiver.
With more than 25 years of experience, Grant achieves excellent results for his clients by focusing on the specific legal needs of each client and aggressively pursuing full monetary damages from insurance companies.
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“I used Grant for an auto accident. He was a joy to work with through the whole process. When a problem came up he fixed things right away and didn’t stall. He was very professional and quick to answer any questions I had and was knowledgeable about what was to come and what was a reasonable request. He went above and beyond my expectations. It was a great experience overall.”
— Leslie S.
Grant A Gehrmann: Put His Experience To Work For You
Grant A. Gehrmann has been a practicing Vancouver liability waiver lawyer for over 25 years. He knows that personal injury cases create significant financial and physical strain on the victims and their families.
Grant provides outstanding legal help while working constructively and creatively with clients to obtain full and fair damages for every case.
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