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What Is a Liability Release Form?

A Release Form (or clause) is a contract signed by the victim if the accident occurred during activities such as skiing and flying in an airplane. The contract may have appeared on the boarding pass or passenger ticket. The release clause may purport to release a facility or person from liability for injuries that may occur on the premises or under the person's care. However, these limitations may not apply to the specifics of your case, because many states do not consider release forms enforceable.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death suit is a lawsuit brought by a family member of the deceased victim against the person or company who negligently or willfully caused the death. Wrongful deaths can occur in many contexts, including: 

Do I Need a Lawyer?

If a loved one died after signing a release form, you may still be able to sue for damages or other compensation. You should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you understand the legal options available in your situation.

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Last Modified: 04-03-2014 10:39 AM PDT

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