Sample Indemnity / Hold Harmless Provision

Contractors
The contractor shall defend, indemnify, and hold the county, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or in connection with the performance of this agreement, except for injuries and damages caused by the sole negligence of the county. 

Liability for Damages
Should a court of competent jurisdiction determine that this agreement is subject to RCW 4.24.115, then, in the event of liability for damages arising out of bodily injury to persons or damages to property caused by or resulting from the concurrent negligence of the contractor and the county, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers, the contractor's liability hereunder shall be only to the extent of the contractor's negligence.

It is further specifically and expressly understood that the indemnification provided herein constitutes the contractor's waiver of immunity under Industrial Insurance, Title 51 RCW, solely for the purposes of this indemnification. This waiver has been mutually negotiated by the parties. The provisions of this section shall survive the expiration or termination of this agreement. 

Lessees
Lessee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the county, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, or liabilities for injury or death of any person, or for loss or damage to property, which arises out of lessee’s use of  premises, or from the conduct of lessee’s business, or from any activity, work or thing done, permitted, or suffered by lessee in or about the premises, except only such injury or damage as shall have been occasioned by the sole negligence of the county. 

Professional Services
The consultant shall defend, indemnify, and hold the county, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or resulting from the acts, errors or omissions of the consultant in performance of this agreement, except for injuries and damages caused by the sole negligence of the county.