It is likely that you will find yourself in an Airbnb at some point in the near future. Lots of people are choosing Airbnb as a way to have a socially distant vacation. But, accidents can occur any place, at any time, so it is possible for an injury to occur in your Airbnb. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident on the property of an Airbnb, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what you can do in the event of an injury.
Can I Recover Compensation for an Airbnb Injury?
In some cases, yes. Airbnb knows accidents happen, and for this reason, they have their own insurance coverage. This coverage is called Host Protection Insurance. It protects Airbnb hosts while providing up to $1 million of compensation for lawsuits brought against third parties. But, Airbnb’s insurance does not cover a few instances. Airbnb will not cover:
- 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 any of the above events occur, you may still recover compensation, but it will not be from Airbnb.
What if my damages exceed $1 million?
There are some cases in which $1 million will not provide you with enough compensation. This is possible in cases involving extended hospital stays and/or multiple surgeries. Additionally, there is more to a personal injury case than just medical bills. You should also be compensated for your pain and suffering. An injury can have a serious impact financially, physically, and mentally. In the case that your damages exceed the $1 million Airbnb is willing to provide, you will need a committed personal injury attorney. A dedicated attorney will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on the property of an Airbnb, reach out to our firm to discuss your case as soon as possible.
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If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.