Judge Rules: Agent Not Liable for Buyer's Injuries

July 23, 2012

A home buyer sued his real estate agent after he broke his ankle, wrist and elbow while previewing a home for sale. However, a judge last week ruled that the real estate agent was not liable for home buyer Michael Davies’ injuries.

The case stems from a 2008 home showing. The Associated Press reports that Davies fell four feet in a dark garage when looking at a home that had no electricity.

The court ruled that the agent, Sandra Johnson, and her brokerage, Greenridge Realty, did not contribute in any way to the “hazardous condition.” The judge added that the agent had no responsibility to inspect the house to look for possible falls before taking the buyer into the home. 

Source: “House Hunter Loses Lawsuit Over Very Painful Visit,” The Associated Press (July 2012)