You have likely signed at least one waiver that is being used to absolve an entity from responsibility for a personal injury. If your child brought home a liability waiver for a field trip, you probably looked it over quickly and then signed it without much thought. Most summer camps require campers to sign a similar waiver before they can use the property.
To understand how contributory negligence applies in injury claims, you must first understand how negligence can lead to personal injury. One of the best ways to explain negligence is in a motor vehicle accident scenario.