"We Are Not Responsible For Lost Or Stolen Valuables." Really?
April 1, 2009 11:25 AM Subscribe
Do signs that say "We Are Not Responsible for Lost or Stolen Valuables" actually provide any legal protection?
posted by hamsterdam to Law & Government (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
These signs are all over the place, and sometimes they seem to be demonstrably false, e.g. if I valet park my car isn't it assumed that the valet is responsible for the security of my car and all the valuables inside of it?
Do these disclaimer signs really give restaurants/bars/parking lots etc. any amount of legal protection? My feeling is that they don't, and that they're simply more of a reminder in the vein of "Hey, watch your stuff!" but maybe I'm wrong.
I am in the United States but curious about other countries as well.