Hold Harmless Agreements: Are They Really That Promising?

Hold harmless agreements protect parties from legal liabilities in contracts

May Not Guarantee Protection

Hold harmless agreements may not guarantee protection if vague, overly broad, or subject to coercion.

Two main types of hold harmless agreements exist: unilateral and reciprocal


Examples of hold harmless clauses range from sports club memberships to apartment leases.

Businesses may find value in hold harmless agreements as part of their liability insurance policies, minimizing reputation risks and financial impacts from potential litigation.