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I was injured at a sports facility in New Jersey and signed a waiver of liability. Will the waiver prevent me from recovering for my injuries?


A: In sports and recreation cases in New Jersey, waivers of liability are generally upheld. Absent fraud, concealment, duress or misrepresentation, waivers of liability in New Jersey will be enforced unless they are 1. unconscionable or 2. enforcement implicates public policy.  Also, waivers will not be enforced if they seek to limit liability for intentional or reckless conduct.

It is crucial to analyze the specific facts of the case. Each case is different and there is no way to know for sure unless an experienced, knowledgeable attorney reviews the case.

We see such waivers in many sports accident cases involving:

  • children’s school sports activities
  • gyms
  • health clubs
  • spas
  • sports arenas
  • sports clubs
  • athletic clubs
  • recreation facilities
  • adult sports leagues
For more information, access our free legal article about New Jersey law and sports and recreation waivers of liability.

If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our experienced sports accident lawyers, call 877.944.8396.

**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. 

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