"Release of Liability Form"

What Is a Release of Liability Form?

A Release of Liability Form is a document that contains a statement under which one party (called the releasor) waives the liability of another party (called the releasee). The purpose of the document is to free a particular party from certain types of responsibilities cleared in the document.

Alternate Name:

  • Release of Liability Waiver.

A Release of Liability is commonly used in situations with a predetermined level of risk. They can include the following:

  1. Various Activities. Some water sports, zip-lining, and other types of extreme sports require their attendants to sign a Release of Liability Form, under which they are not liable for any harm that the attendants might receive when doing the activity.
  2. Information Releases. In this case, the waiver allows different entities to release information about individuals without being responsible for the consequences that might appear. It can be applied to medical, financial, and other types of information.
  3. Personal Injuries. When an individual is injured they can sign a liability waiver where they will be legally bound to not sue the other party in exchange for a certain amount of financial compensation that will cover their medical expenses.

A printable Release of Liability template can be downloaded through the link below.

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What Is a Release of Liability for a Car?

Another common type of liability waiver is a Release of Liability for a car. It can be used when an individual sells their car and wants to notify their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that they do not own this vehicle anymore and are not liable for any damage that it may cause after it has been sold.

Many states have their own DMV Release of Liability Form that is supposed to be used when individuals want to make a notification about it. So, before submitting the document, individuals should check with their local DMV by contacting them or visiting a nearby office.

The form itself does not require individuals to provide a lot of details, it only includes information about the vehicle, information about the buyer, and information about the seller. To get themselves acquainted with the document they can visit the official website of the state's DMV.

How to Write a Release of Liability?

The content of the document depends on the circumstances of the situation in which it will be used. A general Release of Liability Form can contain parts, which include the following:

  1. Information About the Parties. In the first part of the document, the parties can state their names and addresses. The address should contain the zip code, state, city, street name, and building number. This information is needed for identification purposes.
  2. Description of the Subject. Here the parties should designate which kinds of liability the releasee is free from, and under which circumstances the releasor waives the releasee's responsibility. It can be presented as a list of situations that this document is applicable for, or it can record types of liabilities that the releasee can be sued for.
  3. Payment for the Release. If the parties have agreed on it, they should include a statement that regulates the payment that the releasee is supposed to pay the releasor in exchange for the release of liability. They should state its amount and when and how it should be paid.
  4. Contact Information. For notification purposes, the parties should state their postal addresses, telephone numbers, and emails. It will be useful in case one party will need to urgently contact the other party, for any official notifications, and for the letters concerning the subject of the document.
  5. Governing Law. Here the parties enter the state law in accordance with which the agreement will be construed and governed by.
  6. Signatures. To express their consent with the contents of this document the parties should sign the document and state that they are signing it fully lucid and under their own free will.

Parties can include other sections in the document, such as jurisdiction, severability, representatives, amendments, etc.


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Release of Liability Form
I, ______________________ with a mailing address of ________________________
___________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Releasor”)
do hereby release and forever discharge ______________________ with a mailing
address of ____________________________________________________________
(hereinafter referred to as the “Releasee”) including their agents, employees,
successors and assigns, and their respective heirs, personal representatives, affiliates,
successors and assigns, and any and all persons, firms or corporations liable or who
might be claimed to be liable, whether or not herein named, none of whom admit any
liability to the undersigned, but all expressly denying liability, from any and all
claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of action or suits of any kind or nature
whatsoever, which I now have or may hereafter have, arising out of or in any way
relating to any and all injuries and damages of any and every kind, to both person and
property, and also any and all injuries and damages that may develop in the future, as
a result of or in any way relating to the following:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
It is understood and agreed that this Release is made and received in full and complete
settlement and satisfaction the causes of action, claims, and demands mentioned
herein.
This Release contains the entire agreement between the parties. The terms of this
Release are contractual and not merely a recital. Furthermore, this Release shall be
binding upon the undersigned, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators,
personal representatives, successors, and assigns.
This Release shall be subject to and governed by the laws of ____________________.
State
This Release is executed as of ____________________ and has been read and fully
understood by the undersigned.
_______________________________
_______________________________
Releasor’s Signature
Releasor’s Printed Name
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Release of Liability Form
I, ______________________ with a mailing address of ________________________
___________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Releasor”)
do hereby release and forever discharge ______________________ with a mailing
address of ____________________________________________________________
(hereinafter referred to as the “Releasee”) including their agents, employees,
successors and assigns, and their respective heirs, personal representatives, affiliates,
successors and assigns, and any and all persons, firms or corporations liable or who
might be claimed to be liable, whether or not herein named, none of whom admit any
liability to the undersigned, but all expressly denying liability, from any and all
claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of action or suits of any kind or nature
whatsoever, which I now have or may hereafter have, arising out of or in any way
relating to any and all injuries and damages of any and every kind, to both person and
property, and also any and all injuries and damages that may develop in the future, as
a result of or in any way relating to the following:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
It is understood and agreed that this Release is made and received in full and complete
settlement and satisfaction the causes of action, claims, and demands mentioned
herein.
This Release contains the entire agreement between the parties. The terms of this
Release are contractual and not merely a recital. Furthermore, this Release shall be
binding upon the undersigned, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators,
personal representatives, successors, and assigns.
This Release shall be subject to and governed by the laws of ____________________.
State
This Release is executed as of ____________________ and has been read and fully
understood by the undersigned.
_______________________________
_______________________________
Releasor’s Signature
Releasor’s Printed Name
©​ ​ ​ ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM​