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Old 05-03-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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You won't be able to completely keep people from trying to go after the owners if somebody gets hurt. However you can make it easier and less likely that it will ever reach court... put up signs that say 'No Trespassing' that way if somebody does get hurt then it was done while trespassing and IF they decide to sue for injuries or whatever the owner can counter sue for damages to the property and for trespassing. It isn't a friendly world but that is the problem people come across regularly in today's day and age.



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Old 05-03-2007, 06:46 AM   #2
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Have them sign a disclaimer that, if they are hurt on your land in any way, they will be treated like a horse and will be shot and put down immediately. Turning them into glue is entirely up to you.



Actually this reminds me of the episode when Homer brings home a trampoline...

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Old 05-03-2007, 06:52 AM   #3
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"Trespassers will be violated"

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Old 05-03-2007, 06:53 AM   #4
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"Is there anything that can be done than can completely absolve a landowner of responsibility in the case someone gets injured, killed, or otherwise damaged while riding on their land?"



No. Waivers can afford some protection but even if you have them sign every waiver imaginable they can still sue. There are variations from State to State. Better check with an appropriate attorney.



I have a few acres in the mountains that I ride on. I only allow a couple of very close friends to ride on it with me. It's just not worth the risk.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:05 AM   #5
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I have a bunch of land just south of the Grand Canyon. I've found a great way of avoiding having to deal with a bunch of friends wanting to use the land; I don't socialize.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:54 AM   #6
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"Survivors will be SHOT."
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:10 AM   #7
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The term is called : Hold Harmless Agreement

Go to Durhamtown Plantaions web site or any one of hundreds of MX tracks and look for a link (You'll find one on almost every site). Copy it- change the names where appropriate and off you go.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:18 AM   #8
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That's quite true. Back in 1980 I was riding down Rampart Blvd on my W2-650 after working on New Year's Eve and a drunken illegal alien ran out in front of me on foot. I hit him and broke his leg - compound fracture. 10 months later some lawyer calls me threatening to sue and wanting a settlement. I said, "Go ahead. All I have is a couple hundred bucks in the bank." I never heard another word.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #9
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Nothing says "Stay Away!!!" quite like a yard full of Beartraps and Punji pits, and an itchy trigger-finger.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #10
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You might want to incorporate, get hurt and sue yourself. Do that and I guarantee no one will want to ride at your place any more.
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