RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION, DAMAGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
In consideration of participating in Escape Room, Rage Vault, Splatter Lab, or Axe Throwing, and any other entertainment/Activities I choose to participate in, and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence The Great Escape of La Crosse, LLC and Driftless Axe LLC, its owners, directors, officers employees, agents, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting for them (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows:
1. I acknowledge that participating in Escape Rooms, Smash Rooms, or Scavenger Hunts activities involves known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death, and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to, mental damage, electrocution, gashes, cuts, bruises, glass shards, or other injuries as a result of falls from climbing on objects or caused by uneven surfaces; medical conditions resulting from physical activity; and damaged clothing or other property. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. IF I CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE BEYOND DAILY USAGE TYPE I WHOLLY ACCEPT MY RESPONSIBILITY IN REIMBURSEMENT FOR DAMAGE CAUSED. THIS MAY INCLUDE, THOUGH IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CONTRACTOR COSTS AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF ITEMS.
2. I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation.
3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
4. I represent that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in this activity, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further represent that I have no medical or physical condition which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.
5. In the event that I file a lawsuit, I agree to do so solely in the state where Releasees’ facility is located, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply and agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
6. IF I INTENTIONALLY DAMAGE PROPERTY WITHIN THE ESCAPE ROOMS, RAGE VAULT (other than what I am supposed to break), and SPLATTER LAB I WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND PAY FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED.
7. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable, by visiting The Great Escape of LaCrosse you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
By signing this document, I agree that if I am hurt or my property is damaged during my participation in this activity then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence. I also release any and all usage of individual and/or group photos and/or videos by The Great Escape of LaCrosse.
I have had sufficient time to read this entire document and, should I choose to do so, consult with legal counsel prior to signing. Also, I understand that this activity might not be made available to me or that the cost to engage in this activity would be significantly greater if I were to choose not to sign this release, and agree that the opportunity to participate at the stated cost in return for the execution of this release is a reasonable bargain. I have read and understood this document and I agree to be bound by its terms.