Can I Sue a Theme Park if I Signed a Waiver?
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Injury Victims Still Have Rights if They Sign a Waiver
Many victims injured in theme parks, injured on cruise ships and even cruise ship excursions believe that by signing a waiver, they are unable to sue the liable party. This is not necessarily true. In this video, Miami personal injury attorney Patrick Montoya explains the myriad of circumstances in which waivers will not prevent you from pursuing a personal injury claim for theme park or cruise ship injuries.
One of the first questions we often get investigating an accident, particularly dealing with watercraft or tourism, if you’re on an excursion on a cruise, for example, or even at a theme park, Disney World or Six Flags, is: “I signed a waiver and if I signed a waiver, how can I sue?” Depending on the state you’re in, and depending on your local laws, there are many different ways to be able to sue a company despite the waiver that was there. And many times, you’ve signed a waiver on behalf of your child and there are major legal questions as to whether or not you’ll be able to recover for the injury of your child despite having signed the waiver. Waivers for personal injury claims are not ironclad. There are many ways to pursue a responsible party, even when you’ve signed a waiver. Perhaps the waiver didn’t have the appropriate disclosures. Perhaps the waiver, you signed it under duress or coercion. Perhaps you weren’t even cognizant of what you were signing. So it’s very important that any time you sign a waiver and you have an injury that you consult with a lawyer to make sure that you haven’t waived your rights and that you’re able to obtain the proper compensation for your injuries.