Generally speaking, if you sign an otherwise valid contract that you didn’t read all the way through, you’re still legally obligated to follow the terms. This is why you’re supposed to read and understand what you’re signing, before you sign it.
In our state of Kentucky, courts have ruled that being unable to read a contract due to illiteracy is no excuse to not following it. If you couldn’t read it you had the duty of asking someone else read it to you before signing it.
If you don’t understand what you’re signing, don’t sign it.
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