Question: I recently received this question from a customer, and I’m wondering how to respond: “How is it fair for a rental company to include a clause in its rental contract requiring me to “hold them harmless” even for a manufacturing defect?”
Question: If a piece of my equipment breaks down on a job site, how can I make sure I don’t get sued by my customer, not to mention everyone else on the job site, especially if someone is injured or their property is damaged as a result?
Question: My company rents tents and inflatables. Given the continued rise in the number and severity of weather-related events, I’m concerned about being sued in the event of a collapse or other similar incident. What can I do to protect myself legally?
Question: I’m having trouble getting a customer to pay me on a large rental and I want to consider filing a mechanic’s lien, but I’m not sure where to start. I’m wondering what the process is, whether it’s going to be helpful and whether it’s even legal.
Question: What are my responsibilities as a rental company with respect to training my customers and offering or making sure they use personal protective equipment, such as goggles, gloves, boots, harnesses and other items?
Question: I own a rental company that rents augers, trenchers, mini excavators and other dirt-work equipment. What happens if one of my customers strikes an underground line and injures someone? Am I going to get sued? What can I do to protect myself?