Assumption of Risk

November 27, 2017

A defense to a personal injury suit. It essentially says that the Plaintiff knew the risks of whatever dangerous condition or activity caused the injury (i.e., sports like skiing or skateboarding where injuries are known to be common) but chooses to participate despite the risk, and as a result, is responsible for their own injury.  This legal defense has been limited by Washington Courts such that it only applies in certain circumstances.