Can I Sue Airbnb for an Injury?
No one ever expects to suffer an injury while on vacation, but even fewer injury victims expect their injuries to occur in their rental homes. If you’ve rented an Airbnb and were injured on the premises, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Continue reading to learn more about how you can file a lawsuit against your Airbnb host and/or Airbnb itself.
Claims against Airbnb Hosts
Airbnb residences are similar to any other place of business in that the owner of the property is under an obligation to ensure that their guests or patrons are safe while on the property. Among other things, this might include making sure that the Airbnb is equipped with proper lighting and security and that the residence is in safe and working condition.
When someone is injured on a property owned by an Airbnb host, a claim can be filed against the property owner if the premises were not safe for the injury victim.
When Airbnb Can Be Held Liable
It used to be that Airbnb offered zero liability insurance to Airbnb hosts, meaning claims against Airbnb itself were futile. However, Airbnb now provides up to $1 million in liability insurance. First, a claim will need to be made with the Airbnb’s homeowner’s insurance, then Airbnb will often be obligated to cover the rest.
It is important to note that Airbnb’s insurance coverage is only up to $1 million, and if the total value of your injuries exceeds this amount, you may need to bring your case to court.
Reach Out to an Airbnb Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in your Airbnb and are interested in further discussing your options for financial recovery, reach out to a qualified Airbnb injury lawyer at Fischer Redavid PLLC.