Think back in your life to recall any instances in which you took part in inherently risky behavior. It is not as devious as it sounds. Many of our daily activities have risk...driving, flying, using power tools, certain recreational activities, etc. The idea is that you assumed the risks in order to take part in the activity. In some cases where the activity requires the assistance of others (such as a sporting company), they may have asked you to sign a document acknowledging the risks involved and waiving your right to make a claim against them. Is such a waiver fair? Does signing such a waiver mean that you have NO claim for ANY injury resulting from taking part in the activity?
For some activities, this waiver is fair because a person can assume a certain amount of risk in certain fields. However, negligence ...
Risk in extremely dangerous activities