This Waiver and Release is applicable to all renters, operators, passengers, and users of equipment provided by Lake Area Adventures, LLC. (For purposes of this Waiver and Release, the term “Lake Area Adventures” includes all employees, agents, representatives, servants, assigns, successors, insurers and subsidiaries of Lake Area Adventures, LLC) The undersigned agrees that he/she is also signing this Release on behalf of any minor children on board. Renter agrees that he/she will disclose to Lake Area Adventures all potential operators, passengers, and users of said rental equipment. Renter further agrees that in the event that he/she fails to notify Lake Area Adventures of all potential operators, passengers, or users of said equipment, he/she will be personally liable for any damages to the undisclosed individuals, even if such damages arise out of negligence of Lake Area Adventures, LLC.
II. EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The undersigned agrees that he/she is renting, operating, or using the equipment provided by Lake Area Adventures at his/her own risk. The undersigned agrees that he/she is voluntarily participating in all activities related to the rental, operation, or use of the rental equipment, including swimming in and entering any bodies of water, as our waters may contain dangerous marine life, and assumes all risk of injury, illness, damage, or loss that might result, even if the risk arises out of the negligence of Lake Area Adventures.
III. WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By execution of this Release, the undersigned agrees that Lake Area Adventures shall not be liable for any damages arising from personal injuries and/or property loss sustained by the undersigned or any minor children under the undersigned’s custody, care, and control as a result of any and all activities related to the renal, operation, or use of equipment provided by Lake Area Adventures, including but not limited to drowning and other related injuries, collisions with other water crafts or stationary objects, physical contact/collisions with the rental equipment itself or the wake created by the same, and injuries or damages stemming from mechanical, design or equipment related failures. The undersigned assumes full responsibility for any such injuries or damages which may occur, and further agrees that Lake Area Adventures shall not be liable for any loss or theft of personal property. The undersigned specifically agrees that Lake Area Adventures shall not be responsible for any such injuries, damages, loss, or theft EVEN IN THE EVENT OF NEGLIGENCE BY Lake Area Adventures, whether such negligence is present at the signing of this Release or takes place in the future. This Waiver does not apply to gross negligence or intentional torts by Lake Area Adventures.
IV. LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES
The undersigned hereby agrees that he/she will indemnify and hold harmless Lake Area Adventures for all personal injuries, property damages, or any other damages to any and all third parties, including, but not limited to, operators and passengers of other watercraft and minor children under the undersigned’s custody, care, and control, as a result of any and all activities related to the rental, operations, or use of equipment provided by Lake Area Adventures, even if such damages arise out of the negligence of Lake Area Adventures.
V. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WAIVER AND RELASE
The undersigned states that he/she has had sufficient time to review the Waiver and Release and to ask any questions associated with said Release, The undersigned further states that he/she has carefully read the foregoing Waiver and Release, knows the contents thereof, and has signed this Release as his/her own free act. The undersigned also understands that he/she has an opportunity to bargain for different waiver of liability terms and voluntarily waives his/her right to do so. By executing this document, the undersigned warrants that he/she is fully aware that he/she is waiving any right he/she may have to bring a legal action to assert a claim against Lake Area Adventures for Lake Area Adventure’s negligence.
The undersigned hereby agrees that in the vent any term or any part of any term of this Agreement is determined to be void or unenforceable, such term or part of a term shall be considered separate and severable from this Agreement and the remaining terms shall continue in full force and effect.
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Dated: March 22, 2023