Like many brokers, your typical day at work involves showing homes to potential buyers.
Imagine this scenario: Your client shows up at the appointed time and unexpectedly appears with a guest. You all enter the home. The client and guest head off in different directions and you can’t be with both at the same time. You decide to stay with your client. The guest goes off on his own, mistakes a basement door for a pantry, and takes a terrible fall. They are taken to the hospital, and the last you hear is that he will be ok and is recovering.
The next time you hear anything is when you are served with a civil lawsuit alleging a traumatic brain injury among all the other injuries, losses and damages. The complaint blames you as the broker for being the actual and proximate cause of the injuries.
What do you do? What are your rights? What are your defenses as a real estate broker?
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