The Worst Waves of Summer: Family Fun, Accidents and Liability Waivers

With only a few more weeks of summer left, many families may be trying to squeeze in one last fun-filled weekend. For many, that involves the Indiana State Fair and its enormous midway. For others, it may be a trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. For others still, it may be a visit to one of central Indiana’s new “escape the room” experiences or a trip to the race track.. Whatever fun may be in store, if it involves anything other than simply standing outdoors, it will likely entail a liability waiver. We see them all the time—they are those paragraphs of legalese that most of us sign without reading, often containing bold font and titles such as “hold harmless agreement” or “indemnity agreement” or, unimaginatively, “waiver of liability.”  Whatever they are titled, their purpose is the same: to protect the business, event, venue, or other involved party from liability in the event of an accident. So, what happens if you’re injured by the business’s negligence but you’ve signed a waiver? Fortunately, you may still be able to recover damages for your injuries, but it’s much harder to do in Indiana than in other states.

22 May

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)—being brain injuries—are exceedingly complicated. Your brain houses everything that makes you uniquely you, and as such, even a seemingly minor injury can have significant consequences. In fact, TBIs are known as silent injuries because they’re often invisible to outside observers—yet they can have life-altering consequences and can be extremely difficult to…

15 May

If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer an injury, you’re no doubt going through a difficult time and very well may want to put the entire thing behind you as quickly as you can. That’s understandable, but personal injury law is complicated—and leaving your claim to fate or to the discretion of the…

08 May

Memorial Day kicks off our summer here in Indianapolis. Just like everywhere else in the country, we like to get outside with family and friends, fire up the grill, and commit to enjoying the day and all that it has on offer. With Memorial Day, however, comes increased driving dangers, especially with the Indianapolis 500…

William W. Hurst

Bill Hurst has successfully represented hundreds of accident victims, and has limited his practice to personal injury cases for over thirty-five (35) years.


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