Are the seller and seller’s agent liable if uncorrected repairs recommended in the inspection report cause injury?

Facts: A listed property was inspected by a licensed contractor. The contractor reported the attic stairway ladder and numerous cosmetic components of the property needed be repaired, but did not expressly indicate the ladder was immediately dangerous. The seller’s agent reviewed the inspection report, but neither the seller nor the agent acted to prevent injuries potentially caused by the ladder. Later, a buyer’s agent was injured when the ladder failed.

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