Numerous Industries Suffer from Negligence
The advent of the information age unfortunately translates to a copious amount of misinformation. In our efforts to not seem overly cautious or even paranoid, we as a society can sometimes be too trusting. Negligence on the part of people we trust can happen in many forms. As an attorney, I have handled cases of negligence involving accountants, engineers, bankers, and even other attorneys. This distasteful behavior is very damaging, and it is in your best interest to ensure that the proper reparations are made. Unfortunately, if civil litigation is not pursued, you could be missing out on valuable restitution.
“Not so Real” Estate
When you are looking to buy your home, you often trust that all the information given to you by your real estate agent is factual. Many first-time home buyers fall into this trap of absolutely trusting the agent that is working for them, and are too naïve to consider the possibility of negligence. It is challenging enough to keep all the details straight, from the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, to the square footage of the property, and all of the minute details in between. Home buying is a complex process that requires teamwork on the part of all parties involved, from the buyer(s) to the seller(s) and especially a reliable real estate agent.
It can be easy to overlook a seemingly small error when buying a home. This could be attributed to your own excitement at the new proposition. Perhaps you are so engrossed in the minutia of the properties you are considering. No matter what though, it is important that you enlist the help of an attorney to best determine how to navigate your particular case.
Types of Misrepresentation
Negligence happens to be one of three ways that a real estate agent can be accused of misrepresentation. The other two types are: innocent and fraudulent. In a negligent misrepresentation, the agent fails to disclose significant property flaws out of ignorance. Meanwhile, fraudulent misrepresentation means they purposefully hide a property flaw or feature to make the sale. If you discover that a house you have purchased may have been misrepresented, please do not hesitate to contact me, James Hudson, an experienced California Professional Liability Attorney. I will go to work for you and wrangle the best possible outcome for your troubles.