Free Release of Liability Form (Waiver Agreement)

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What Is a Release of Liability Form

A Release of Liability Form is a document that protects a party against future legal claims that could be made in case of an accident, damages, or loss of money. 

A Release of Liability Form includes 2 parties. 

  • Releasor: This is the party that is releasing the other party.  

  • Releasee: This is the party that is released from any legal accountability

This form is typically given to someone by an organization or company.

It can also be given to someone after an accident or written by someone who owes a debt. 

Under these circumstances, the releasee might pay the releasor. 

A Release of Liability Form goes by different names, including: 

  • Liability Release Form

  • General Release of Liability Form

  • Liability Waiver 

  • Waiver of Liability 

Use LawDistrict’s Release Form template to make your Waiver Agreement.

Release Form by Type

A Release of Liability Form is useful for preventing lawsuits. For particular cases, you must use a specific Release of Liability Form.

You may also create a type of Release that allows you to sell your media or use someone else’s image for compensation.

These are some specific types of Releases that you could use: 

  • Media Release Form: Permits a media company or 3rd party to publish media.

  • Photo Release Form: Authorizes an organization to use a person’s image in photography. 

  • Car Accident Release Form: Settles damages and protects the other party at fault for the motor vehicle accident from additional legal or monetary claims. 

  • Talent Release Form: authorizes an individual’s image or ability to be used for advertising or other commercial purposes.

  • Model Release Form: Permits a photographer to use a model’s image in their photography.

  • HIPAA Medical Release Form: Protects doctors who are going to share the medical data of their patients. The patient chooses the recipients. 

  • Lien Release Form: Takes away a lien on a property when the owner pays a debt. 

  • Print Release Form: Allows an individual or organization to print photographs that do not belong to them. 

  • Lease Agreement Release Form: Allows a tenant or landlord to end their Lease Agreement early. 

  • Copyright Release Form: Gives possession of a copyright to another individual.

Why Use a Release of Liability Form

There are reasons for both the releasor and releasee to use a Release of Liability Form. 

The document offers advantages for each party

Both parties should understand the consequences of not using a Liability Waiver.

Releasor Releasee
Longer periods in the courtroom. Long periods in legal disputes.
The problem must continue to be dealt with. Paying large amounts to lawyers and additional money to the other party.
Bills for accidents or healthcare that go unpaid. The lawsuit drags on.

Don’t get caught up in a drawn-out legal dispute. Use our General Release Form PDF template to create your Release Agreement. 

Release Liability Protections

Using a Liability Waiver offers each party various protections from disputes. There are 2 types of protection in particular that a Release Form offers. 

  • Legal protection 

  • Monetary protection

Once both parties have signed the document, neither will have a legal nor financial commitment to the other.

What to Include in a Release of Liability Form

Both parties need to know what to include in a Release of Liability Form. This ensures that it will be an enforceable legal document. 

The basic elements of a Liability Waiver include the following: 

  • Releasor: Full name of the releasor

  • Releasee: Full name of the releasee

  • Effective date: The date the waiver takes effect

  • Incident: Details of the injury, debt, or accident

  • Compensation: The total that must be paid in exchange for signing the waiver

  • Governing Law: The laws of the state that will resolve the dispute 

The information of each section must be filled out clearly and completely so that the document will be valid.

How to Write a Release of Liability Form

The filling-in process of drafting your Liability Waiver is also essential. Once you know the information to include, it’s important to understand how to correctly write it. 

Follow these steps to write your document: 

  1. Fill in the information of both parties, including each person’s name and address. 

  2. Include the details of the event. This means, describing the event that took place that led to the dispute and the releasee’s actions. This contains a statement that no further legal action will be taken against these actions. 

  3. Add if there is a payment required by the releasee. Include the amount that needs to be paid if there will be a payment

  4. Write a section for signatures, which will contain the names and dates of both parties.  

Sample of General Release Form

Before drafting your document, it is helpful to review a well-written sample

Have a look at the example below to give you a better picture of how to outline your General Release Form

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General Release Form

Release of Liability FAQs

To further resolve any doubts, read these answers to the most common questions about Liability Waivers. 

Our answers to these queries will help you continue with the legal process

How to Get a Release of Liability?

The most common way to get a Release of Liability document is to pay a lawyer to draft one for you. 

This option is secure, but it comes with a very high fee. Using our template, you can create your valid legal document for a much lower price.

Is a Release of Liability Form Enforceable?

There are some If you write and use the Release of Liability Form properly, it is enforceable

Although, if used improperly it might not be valid. 

The laws of your state, the terms, and the cause of the damages will determine if it is enforceable. 

Make sure that your document complies with governing law of your state

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General Release Form

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RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Due to my participation in the activity of _________ organized by _________, of _________, and/or use of the property, facilities and services of _________, I and (if applicable) my family members agree to the following:
A) AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

For the proper development of the activity, I agree to heed and pay attention to all posted rules, and further agree to follow any oral directions and warnings given by _________, or the staff of _________.
B) ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AND RELEASE

My choice to participate in the activity is knowing, voluntary, and made for my enjoyment. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with its development and I accept full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge _________ for physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss occurring out of my or my family's use of or presence upon the facilities of _________, whether caused by me or my family, _________ or other third parties that occurs during the course of the activity.
C) INDEMNIFICATION

I agree to indemnify and defend _________ against all claims, legal actions, damages, expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs that in any way may derive from the use or presence of myself or my family in the facilities of _________.
D) EXPENSES

I agree to pay for all damages caused to the facilities of _________ as a result of my or my family's negligent, reckless, or willful actions.
E) NO DURESS

I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review this Agreement before signing. I agree and acknowledge that I am not under any pressure or duress to sign it. I further agree that I am free to have my legal counsel review this Agreement if I choose to. I also agree and acknowledge that _________ has offered to refund any expenses I have paid to use its facilities if I finally decide not to sign this Agreement.
F) APPLICABLE LAW

If any legal or equitable claim arises from my participation in the above mentioned activity, it will be resolved under _________ law.
G) ENFORCEABILITY

This Release of Liability shall be binding upon and enforceable against me, my representatives, spouse, assigns, heirs, and next of kin without limitation. It is my desire and intent that the words, terms, provisions, covenants, and remedies contained in this Agreement shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law. If any portion of this Agreement and is held invalid, the remainder shall not be affected and shall continue in full legal force and effect.
H) EMERGENCY CONTACT

In case of an emergency, please call _________ (Relationship: _________) at _________ (Day), or _________ (Evening).
I HAVE BEEN GIVEN REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.
By: ___________________________________ Date: _________
     _________
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