If I want to have a class in someone’s home teaching home improvement skills, how do I avoid liability?

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If I want to have a class in someone’s home teaching home improvement skills, how do I avoid liability?

If I want to have a class in someone’s home teaching them how to do something like laying tile or using power tools, will having them sign a release assuming responsibility keep me from being liable for injury or damage, or do I need some kind of insurance?

Asked on January 31, 2012 under Business Law, Kansas

Answers:

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. / MacGregor Lyon, LLC.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Contractual liability limitation and insurance are two very different things.  The best way is to do both - have a comprehensive contract that minimizes your liability and have insurance coverage.  You should also provide the teaching via a separate, incorporated entity such as an LLC.  Done properly, that will preclude liability (mostly) for you personally.

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