If you are injured in an Airbnb, you may have some questions about your personal injury case. For example, who is responsible for your accident? The Airbnb host or the company itself?
If you have questions, reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney and read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
How do I Recover Compensation After an Airbnb Accident?
Airbnb knows accidents happen. As a result, they have their own insurance coverage. Their coverage is called the Host Protection Insurance. It can provide those injured in an Airbnb with up to $1 million for liability claims brought against third parties. This means that if you incur an injury and file a lawsuit, you can receive compensation from the company, rather than the host. But, there are some instances in which Airbnb does not provide coverage. This includes:
- Intentional acts, such as a guest fighting with another person and sustaining an injury
- Accusations of slander or defamation of character
- Property issues, such as bed bugs, asbestos, communicable diseases, or certain other unsafe living conditions
- Auto accidents, such as car accidents occurring on the premises
If you are involved in an accident, you will need to provide proof of negligence. This can mean taking photos and videos of the conditions that caused your injury. Additionally, you should collect the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident. They may be able to provide witness statements and additional information about the incident. Make sure to hold on to any documentation of your injuries, medical bills, etc.
Keep in mind, you will have to file your claim within a certain amount of time. Generally, in Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury is two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file within this time, you will likely lose your chance to receive compensation.
What if my Damages Exceed $1 Million?
Injuries can be expensive, especially when they involve hospital stays and surgeries. If your burdens exceed the $1 million that Airbnb is willing to provide, you will need a committed personal injury to fight on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Airbnb, reach out to our firm today.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.