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Home Q&A Forum Can a release of liability form protect me from being held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur on my property?

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Release of Liability

Texas

Asked on Jun 11, 2024

Can a release of liability form protect me from being held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur on my property?

I recently purchased a property with a large backyard that I plan to use for hosting events and activities. I want to ensure that I am not held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur on the premises, so I am considering implementing a release of liability form for all guests to sign. However, I am unsure of the legal effectiveness of such a form and whether it would truly protect me from potential liability claims.

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Home Rental

Texas

Answered 36 days ago

Darryl S.

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Releases of liability are effective if written well and properly. There are also specific laws that protect you in Texas that you may need to be aware of such as the protections provided by signage at a horse facility. Bottom line - you cannot protect yourself from gross negligence or willful misconduct with a release, but standard negligence can be waived by the signature on a release.

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