Originally Posted by Freedom Fighter
Originally Posted by Adreniline Junky
just make up some waviers for people to sign before they play so they can't sue you if they get hurt.
In Canada you are not legally permitted to sign away your rights
... even volunteeraly. It's common practice to use them, but any lawyer would make the aforementioned argument, and the waiver would be null and void.
There has to be a clear intention to seriously hurt the person. Obviously, the precautions are in place (like mercy rules, etc.). The organizer is MAKING SURE that people will play safe, and as long as the rules are enforced to a T, legal issues would be very difficult to follow through with.
You're NOT signing away your rights, whatsoever - you're signing a declaration that states you are playing a sport which *may* be physically harmful, and that the area may *not* be completely safe, and that you (the waiver) is making an effort to play safe, and avoid injury. Based on that, you can go by the fact that the person did NOT try hard enough to avoid injury.
That's, of course, assuming all MAJOR problems, such as twenty feet drop-offs, are clearly marked off.
I know this because this one dog's owner doesn't give a rat's ass that his dog's bit seven people so far, many multiple times (myself included - fucking retard never ties him up properly). That's what the judge and the attorneys so far told us - basically, tough luck, and there's a whole lot of other BS we have to do before we have even a good chance at winning against him in court.