I see VERY often comments about going to court, or testifying in court, or libility, or being held accountable. Generally a very paranoid feeling about what liabilities you guys have.
What I am getting at is what legal liability could you guys possibly have??? You are not installing anything. You are not building anything. You are providing a service based on knowledge and opinion. How can you be held liable for this?
This is not a flame.This is a serious question that I am curious about.
It seems to me that the installer has MUCH more liability. I mean if I do something wrong, and someone gets hurt, I AM responsible.
My insurance rates tell me this does happen from time to time.
I can understand if you do an inspection and miss something major, but I regularly see this “fear” mentioned. From some members it seems every other post has some comment about their fear of going to court.
My question(s) is: Who here has had to go to court over your inspections? Or have you ever had to legally defend yourself?
If so WHY?
Also, are you guys required to carry liability insurance?