We are planning to put a half pipe in our backyard for our son to skateboard on. If we allow his friends us it, how do we protect ourselves if there is an injury from possible legal issues.
3 Answers from Attorneys
To be honest with you, the half pipe probably isn't a good idea unless you have substantial insurance and the insurance company is willing to give you a rider on your policy for it. Even if you get the parents of the other children to sign releases, it's not an absolute guarantee that you won't be exposed to some liability issues.
You must get a release from the parents of the other children. Contact your home insurance company to see what special protection they would recommend.