Many people associate Airbnb with vacations and the feeling of happiness and excitement. But, it could be a very traumatizing event to be injured on an Airbnb property, especially if it was another party’s negligence that was the cause. Our Bakersfield Airbnb attorneys are dedicated to making sure that accident victims get the top-rated legal help they need. Give us a call today to set up a case evaluation with our experienced personal injury lawyers.

When you call our personal injury lawyers, you have the opportunity to set up a complimentary case evaluation. A case evaluation is a meeting with our top-rated Bakersfield attorneys to discuss the potential claim that you may have. During this time, we want to make sure that we have all of the details associated with your Airbnb accident to be able to determine the worth of your claim and what steps you should take in the future. 

Our attorneys will help you move forward and get the compensation you need. Give us a call to discuss.

Can I file a lawsuit against Airbnb?

You can file a lawsuit against Airbnb directly if you are able to show that you were injured on the Airbnb property. This falls under a premises liability lawsuit. A premises liability lawsuit is a type of lawsuit that holds landowners responsible for any injuries that occur on their property. Landowners must make sure that their property is safe and clear from any type of dangerous condition. Homeowners also have insurance that may cover injuries. But it could get very tricky, because several insurance companies do not pay out claims to injured parties who are using the home for a commercial purpose.

Since Airbnb is a rental company, it is a commercial purpose, and me not qualify for an insurance claim. So, you could file a lawsuit against Airbnb directly. Airbnb states that they do not assume responsibility for their property owners, but they could be held responsible if they did not protect their guests or mishandled the situation themselves. For example, if Airbnb did not screen the Airbnb host or make sure that the host was following proper protocol, Airbnb could be held responsible. For example, you could show how the homeowner had poor reviews, and Airbnb still did not make an effort to get the Airbnb host to follow safe protocols. 

What are examples of Airbnb accidents in Bakersfield?

A variety of accidents could result from an Airbnb home. For example, this could include:

Defective Airbnb Appliance Accident

If you have experienced an accident with a defective appliance on an Airbnb property, you may be able to hold the manufacturer and retailer responsible for your injuries rather than the Airbnb host. When it comes to product defects, manufacturers are held responsible rather than the homeowners themself since the manufacturer has a duty to manufacture property free from any defects. 

Property Damage Airbnb Accidents

In some cases, property damage may result rather than personal injury. For example, if someone broke in and stole the guests’ items, the guest could file a claim against the Airbnb host. If the Airbnb host was negligent in securing the premises, such as installing cameras, locks, or gates, they could be held responsible for the property damage. This also falls under premises liability. 

How can I file an injury claim with Airbnb?

After being involved in an accident on an Airbnb, the last thing on your mind would be to think about how you could file an Airbnb claim. Liability is very complex, and it takes a highly qualified attorney to look into the circumstances of the accident and determine the cause of the accident. After an Airbnb incident, you should report the incident to the Airbnb host and Airbnb directly. You should take photos of the accident location, along with proof of your injuries. 

Airbnb has 1 million in insurance for claims made by guests. Therefore, Airbnb may settle with injured victims. For more information on settlements, contact our Airbnb accident attorneys in Bakersfield today. 

After you have been injured on an Airbnb property, you should get medical care immediately. The earlier you can be evaluated by a medical provider, the better it could be for you in the long run if you suffer any serious injuries. Sometimes, traumatic brain injuries could be permanent and will need immediate treatment. For example, you could suffer a concussion and have symptoms immediately after the accident, like migraines and headaches. 

When should I file my Airbnb lawsuit?

There is a statute of limitations with an Airbnb injury lawsuit. Those injured must file their lawsuit within 2 years from the date of their injury. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will lose your right to file a lawsuit. Instead, your case may get thrown out of Bakersfield court. Make sure that you file your lawsuit early, and that it is not too late.

The statute of limitations is 2 years because it allows all parties to investigate the circumstances of the accident and adequately prepare themselves to hold the correct parties responsible. During this time, parties will gather evidence to build their case. The accident victim also is given time to get medical treatment.

But, the deadline for filing an Airbnb lawsuit in court could differ. For example, if you were under the age of 18  when the incident occurred, then you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the Airbnb host or Airbnb.  Further, if the party is physically or mentally incapacitated, the statute of limitations will essentially pause until the accident victim can move forward and is healthy. With so many rules and restrictions in place, it could get very confusing to determine when you should file your Airbnb case. We recommend that you contact us to determine when the right time is to file your lawsuit. The longer you wait, the more harmful it could be for your case.

Why hire our Heidari Law Airbnb attorneys?

Our top-rated Airbnb attorneys have decades of combined experience in Airbnb lawsuits and premises liability. Since Airbnb started, we have been handling accident injury lawsuits. Our top-rated attorneys will make sure that you get the care you need. Call us today to set up a free consultation. During this consultation, we will talk about your case and determine its worth.

Further, our Airbnb accident attorneys have a zero-fee guarantee. This means that you owe us $0 upfront. We get no compensation from our clients unless we win compensation for our clients. We will cover all the costs for your lawsuit, and if we win, we get paid the settlement or judgment amount. For more information on a contingency fee agreement, contact us today.