Will a liability waiver protect me from retribution if someone is injured driving my jetski?

UPDATED: Jun 12, 2009

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Will a liability waiver protect me from retribution if someone is injured driving my jetski?

If I allow an individual to use my jet ski and they are injured or injure someone else, can they sue even though they signed a waiver releasing me of any responsibility?

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Personal Injury, Kentucky


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  To answer your question i would have to see the release language.  The third person that was injured may sue you as the owner of the and the driver of the jetski.  You should have insurance on the jet ski or at least maybe homeowners insurance on the jetski.  The person thar you let use the jetski is not likely able to sue you if they signed a proper release accpeting responsibility for their conduct and acknowledged the risk and so forth.  I suggest that you see if insurance can cover you here as to the third party and then go after the person that you let use the jetski for reinbursement.

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