Customized liability release forms are available for downloading from websites such as Rocket Lawyer. Liability release forms are also available at the state county clerk's office or Department of Motor Vehicle locations, as noted by DMV.org.
Individuals and businesses use liability release forms to reduce liability when holding organized events or when inviting people to do physically strenuous activities such as moving heavy boxes or playing sports, notes Rocket Lawyer. Businesses sponsoring sports competitions should have all participants sign a liability release form, just in case someone is injured. The forms protect the business owner from being on the hook for costly medical expenses or from being liable for harm done by participants.
Release of liability forms are commonly used by people selling used cars, and the form protects the car seller from being held responsible for accidents and traffic violations caused by the new owner, reports DMV.org. Without this form, vehicle sellers are liable as long as they are still the official registered owner. Details included in the release form vary according to state laws. For maximum protection from liability, businesses should list all possible dangers or injuries that are likely to occur during certain activities, warns Rocket Lawyer. In most cases, a single liability release form is adequate, and each person signs a copy.