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Old 01-31-2018, 09:35 AM   #10
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Typical desk jockeys....

Verbal contracts are usually valid is certain situations....

Written notice provided to a vessel in 5 foot seas, crashing it against the rocks, pouring rain, 35 knots of wind pinning the vessel, everyone on board petrified numb, probably injured, unable to move without probable injury....I make the approach in a single engine Shamrock, no thrusters, probably no crew....

And....... a written contract is necessary, which obviously any good attorney will get tossed anyway because the signer was petrified to insanity....

OK...lets see how this one plays out.

Even the USCG is smart enough to not have a lawyer aboard all helos instead of rescue swimmers (their next qualification) and lower liability releases on daring rescues.

OK...maybe an extreme case...but the other is true too.... getting your but wacked if you drive away because you CANT always get a signature or just get flat out refused because of sticker shock ....then something bad happens....

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