I went to Sears to have a battery replaced. The mechanic made a huge mistake causing the electric board to be damaged. I was left with no electric locks on my doors, no A/C, and no radio. Sears agreed to pay for repairs, however, I am being asked to sign a release. The release presented to me waived my rights to any further damages related to the initial event. I am concerned that if there are any related damages found later Sears will not honor the verbal agreement from the claims associate. Therefore I asked for the release to be revised. Does the statement waive my rights to requesting Sears pay for any related damages in the future?
PROPERTY DAMAGE RELEASE
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That the Undersigned, being of lawful age, for sole consideration
of Seven Hundred and Twenty Dollars and 00/100 ($720.00) exclude approved supplement and rental invoices, to be paid to K & M. Pope , do/does hereby and for my/our/its heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assign release, acquit and forever discharge Sears, Roebuck & Co., Store #06794 and his, her, their, or its agents, servants, successors, heirs, executors, administrators and all other persons, firms, corporations
, associations or partnerships
of and from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, rights, damages, costs, loss of service, expenses and compensation whatsoever, which the undersigned now has/have or which may hereafter accrue on account of or in any way growing out of any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen property damages and the consequences thereof resulting or to result from the occurrence on or about the 20th Day of June, 2013 at or near Store #06794, COLUMBIA, MD.
It is understood and agreed that this settlement
is the compromise of a doubtful and disputed claim, and that the payment made is not to be construed as an admission of liability on the part of the party or parties hereby released, and that said releases deny liability therefore and intend merely to avoid litigation and buy their peace.
The undersigned further declare(s) and represent(s) that no promise, inducement or agreement not herein expressed has been made to the undersigned, and that this Release contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and that the terms of this Release are contractual and not a mere recital.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ THE FOREGOING RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS IT.
Thank you for your assistance.