a neighbor wants to repair his personal cars inside my garage, using his own tools. I said long time ago he could use it and to keep peace figure I should probably keep to my word BUT I realize I should probably have some kind of waiver of liability in that he is on his own and any injury to himself or his property is on his own head. and he is responsible for any damage he causes. where can i get a general form that would cover both parts of this - his release of me and his responsibility to pay for damages he might cause.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Nevada
Just came up a little while ago, so nothing done so far nor have i committed to letting him do the repairs in my garage.
Hello JACUSTOMER,There are several sample general waiver liability forms available online. Most you have to pay for through services such as Legal Zoom, USlegal forms.com. You can look at those, but the following free sample form should be sufficient for your needs. I invite you to take a look at:Release of LiabiltiyNo general form is going to match your situation exactly, so you should modify the language of the form above to match your exact situation. So, for example in the second paragraph, it only mentions "personal injury". You will want to add "property damage" to the cars he is working on. Also, you will want to add that he is responsible for any property damage caused to your garage while working in the garage. The form above also contains "family" in several places. You can take this out. You may also want to include something indicating that he is responsible for any personal injuries caused to you and your family by working on the cars. There might be situations in which his working on the cars could cause you personal injury. This is a drastic example but if he is working on a car and it explodes or catches fire you might be in the immediate area and be injured.I hope this helps.Thomas
Twenty one years experience as a lawyer in New York and New Jersey. Former Appellate Law Clerk.
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