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My child attended a sports camp and was injured while at the camp. I signed a waiver of liability before my child joined the camp. What are my child's rights?


A: Under Pennsylvania law, waivers of liability are not enforced against minors.  Thus a minor's claim for negligence against a camp, school or other type of recreational program will be allowed to continue, regardless of whether the minor signed the form or not.  However, if a parent signs the form, any claim the parent may have against the camp, school, etc., will in most cases, be barred.  

Access our article on Pennsylvania and New Jersey law and enforcement of waivers of liability.

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