A properly drafted and executed release will hold up in court. You have to make sure the release meets the requirements of your state to be an effective release. Research "Release of All Claims" or "Settlement Agreement and Release" for Tennessee and see what you get. There may be a form on the internet or at your local law library or bookstore. While the right claim form will be effective, it is difficult for anyone other than a qualified lawyer in Tennessee to tell you what form to use.
There is standard, but no lawyer can put give you legal counsel. Is there an insurance company involved?
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I have one from an insurance company on my desk. Next time I'm in the office, i can redact, scan, and email a PDF of it. Your friend really needs a little lawyering to protect herself. Very very not smart to do it herself.
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You should be fine, but I always recommend that an attorney draft a release in order to ensure you will not suffer any adverse consequences in the future. I would be happy to assist you in this matter to ensure your protection.
Michael K. Pence
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