Dayton, OH asked in Personal Injury for Ohio

Q: I rented a motorcycle and the brakes failed and I injured myself -

the company says I signed something that I was riding at my own risk - but should they have a responsibility to keep the equipment safe?

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Adam Michael Russell
Adam Michael Russell
  • Covington, KY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Have an attorney to review the waiver. I suspect the waiver recites the inherent danger of riding a motorcycle, etc. But it could be argued that you did not waive any claim for the negligence of the rental agency. If you can prove that the brakes did in fact fail, and that the failure was the proximate cause of your crash and your injuries, then you could have a claim. Speak with an attorney right away.

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