What Is a Waiver Form?

A waiver form or release is a legal document that states that the sponsor of an activity or manufacturer of a product will not be held responsible for any harm that befalls people partaking in that activity or using said product, notes U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. They are used by organizations ranging from public universities to private businesses.

While a waiver form may protect an individual or organization from legal repercussions if drafted properly, they do not avoid the repercussions of gross negligence or willful or reckless misconduct, notes U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. Moreover, such forms are frequently found to be unenforceable or otherwise void when challenged in court.