Airbnb is a more popular travel option than ever. Staying in an Airbnb may mean less potential interactions. For example, in many Airbnbs, you won’t have to check-in face-to-face, and there won’t be any other guests on the premises. Many consider this to be a great option for those who want to get away, while still staying safe during COVID-19. But, accidents are sure to occur. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
Who is Responsible for my Airbnb Injury?
Airbnb has its own insurance coverage, called Host Protection Insurance. This insurance provides those who have been injured 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 cases that Airbnb does not provide coverage for. These instances include:
- 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
What if my Damages Exceed $1 Million?
In some cases, the $1 million Airbnb may provide is not enough to cover your medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering. This is possible in cases involving extended hospital stays and multiple surgeries. In this event, you will need an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney to fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will need to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is referred to as a statute of limitations. Typically, in the state of Arizona, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. This means if you fail to file within two years of your injury, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation. As a result, it is important to begin the legal process early on.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Airbnb accident, reach out to our firm today to discuss your case.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.