Airbnb Personal Injury Attorney

After the Covid-19 pandemic, many turned to several vacation housing sites such as Airbnb for their vacation stays. Airbnb offers several different types of vacation rentals, from homes, to condos, to even bungalows in the jungle. Vacation rental properties can oftentimes be a very good choice when visiting a  new destination. Many people are shifting more towards Airbnb and away from hotels and motels. However, with this increased use of Airbnb vacation home rentals, comes an increase in injuries.

Recently, there has been a surge of lawsuits of vacation property renters who have been injured in an Airbnb home. This is taking the news by storm, as Airbnb struggles to deal with the influx of lawsuits.

How does Airbnb work?

Airbnb is an online website that allows hosts to list their properties for rent. They can host a single bedroom out, or an entire unit. When a potential renter books the property, they will be able to see where the property is located.  Although Airbnb has several beautiful homes posted on their site, there still are dangerous conditions that may pose a safety risk to renters who are visiting the property.

Can I file a lawsuit for an Airbnb injury?

If you or a loved one have been injured while in a vacation property that has been posted on Airbnb, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent party. A personal injury claim will be filed against the negligent party. Most likely, the responsible party will be the homeowner, or in certain circumstances, Airbnb themselves. For more information on which party is to be held liable, our attorneys need to look at the circumstances of the accident. Contact our top-rated Airbnb injury attorneys today to see which parties you could hold potentially liable for the injuries you have suffered in the vacation home.

Our top-rated personal injury attorneys always want to make sure that our clients get the maximum compensation they deserve.

What are common Airbnb injuries?

Premises Liability

Airbnb accidents are most likely filed under a premises liability legal theory. Premises liability holds the landowner or land operator responsible for any injuries that have occurred on their property. California law states that all landowners are operators have a duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition to prevent any injuries. If a landowner or operator fails to properly secure their property, they will be held liable for the injuries sustained by injured parties on their property.

In order to file a premises liability claim against the land owner or operator, you must show:

  • The defendant owns the property
  • The defendant possessed the property
  • or the defendant controls the property

In order to prove premises liability, the plaintiff has to show:

  • The property owner had a duty of care to the property visitor
  • The property owner failed to act within their duty of care
  • Because they failed to act, the property owner causes the victim to suffer injuries
  • The victim now suffers damages

What type of compensation could I recover for my Airbnb injuries?

An injury does not occur unless there’s negligence by a party involved. If you have been injured in an Airbnb home, you may be suffering very severe injuries. Our attorneys have recovered a variety of compensation for our injured victims in the past. The different types of compensation you can recover include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages: punitive damages are only awarded in certain circumstances when the defendant has engaged in some type of malicious behavior. This is most likely awarded to the plaintiff in sexual assault cases. To determine if your lawsuit qualifies for punitive damages, contact our attorneys today.

Who can be held liable in an Airbnb accident?

  • Airbnb
  • Property owners
  • Property managers
  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Other third parties

Does Airbnb offer Insurance?

Airbnb offers their hosts who have posted property rentals insurance coverage up to 1 million dollars for property damage or personal injury. However, this insurance is only offered after the Airbnb hosts’ insurance has already been used. This means that Airbnb insurance can only be used after the host has utilized their own personal homeowner’s insurance.

What are common Airbnb accident injuries?

Can I hold Airbnb responsible for my injuries?

You may be able to hold Airbnb responsible for your injuries in only certain circumstances. For example, if the host has a history of sexual assault, and you were sexually assaulted, you may hold Airbnb responsible for negligent hiring of their hosts. For more information, contact our Airbnb lawyers today.

Airbnb has a duty to make sure that their renters are protected and safe at all times. There have been several circumstances where Airbnb has been held liable for victims who have been injured on another person’s property.

What should I do after I have been injured on an Airbnb property?

If you have been injured on an Airbnb property, is very necessary to take these steps:

  • Seek medical treatment and an evaluation immediately. Even if you believe you have not suffered any injuries or are not in pain, it is very important that you get medically evaluated.
  • Contact Airbnb to file a claim against the owner of the property.
  • Contact a top-rated personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against the liable parties.

Why do you need an Airbnb injury attorney?

After sustaining injuries in an Airbnb vacation home, you may be able to file a claim for your injuries with Airbnb themselves. But this is very different from filing a personal injury lawsuit in court against the liable party. Airbnb may try to avoid liability by looking for different negligent parties. For example, they may blame the injured victim instead.

Sometimes, the homeowner may not even have enough insurance coverage that will cover the injuries suffered. Our attorneys will help you seek recovery for all of your injuries and damages that you have sustained. Oftentimes, many people may think that they just need to be reimbursed for their medical treatment. But this does not include the lost wages that the victim missed out on while healing from their injuries. Our attorneys will be able to determine what type of compensation you should receive, along with who the parties may be.

Contact our Airbnb attorneys today to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured while on a vacation property, it is very important that you have the ability to hold the landowner or operator responsible for the injuries you have suffered. There are several different complex issues that you will have to face when filing an Airbnb injury lawsuit against the add fall party.  Our attorneys have been representing victims who have been injured on other people’s properties for decades, and understand all the different requirements we must have to face when dealing with a premises liability claim.