I previously asked a question regarding what steps to take if I wanted to pay for auto repairs to another vehicle without filing a claim through insurance. It was suggested that I have the other party sign a liability release. Is this something I should contact an attorney for or can I create it myself? If I was to go through an attorney he/she would only serve to draw up this paperwork, is that correct?
Correct. Generally speaking, it is better to have an attorney prepare the release.
However, if you absolutely must prepare one yourself, see my guide for a sample release:
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Yes you can hire an attorney for the limited purpose of drafting the release.
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You should have an attorney prepare the release and provide the full facts as to the reason you are paying for the property damage, if caused an accident for example, you will want a release from any injury claims as well.
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