legality issues calling all lawyer or insurance firm ballers
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:07 PM
i would like any help i can to approach the situation safely. thanks
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:23 PM
But I'm not a lawyer, or an emotional jury member.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:18 AM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:51 AM
This post has been edited by dagger boy 98c: 03 September 2008 - 04:52 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:05 AM
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:35 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:39 PM
Many people try to protect themselves by getting everyone they deal with to sign a writing in which others "waive liability" (give up or release) for potential personal injuries. These waivers or releases have become quite common, especially with respect to recreational activities - for example at ski slopes, bicycle and skate rental shops, bungee jump parks, and amusement parks (just to name a few).
Some sports have been found by courts to be inherently dangerous, such as bungee jumping or skydiving. If a state court has determined that a sport is inherently dangerous, the participants in the sport are said to have voluntarily waived their right to recover in the event of personal injury. This is because the sport is generally known to cause injuries and a person participating in an inherently dangerous sport should know the dangers and by participating has "assumed the risk" of injury.
Assumption of risk has been held to prevent the owner of a baseball park or a golf course from being held responsible to an injured party who was hit by a stray ball. This often holds true even without a specific waiver of liability. By going to a ballpark or a golf course courts have generally held that a person has assumed the risk of being hit by a ball at ballparks and golf courses.
Read also: http://www.scribd.co...-Waiver-Article
I don't believe a waiver would save you from legal action even if it's written by a lawyer. While using a paintball marker does have an assumed risk but injury caused by negligence most likely isn't covered.
For example as a paintball field owner if someone trips on a root and breaks a leg you'd be covered. If, however, you have a 30 cliff on the field that isn't fenced off or have warning signs for it and some one falls off, that's negligence. You failed to take proper precautions to ensure safety.
You definately need to talk to a lawyer. There may be laws that can protect you if you make a limited number or may hinder you because you aren't a company.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:34 PM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:12 PM
"Never play AGAINST your wife on her first day paintballing. Wife gets beat = no more nookie"
Mark that quote down... very important.
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