Despite the fact that Airbnb has recently taken off as a more affordable, and more accessible alternative to hotels and motels, the truth is, accidents still happen. If you are someone who has been wrongly injured in an Airbnb accident, it can turn a weekend away into a terrible experience and memory. If you are someone currently suffering from injuries sustained in an Airbnb accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced Florida premises liability attorney as soon as possible.
How do Airbnb accidents happen?
Some of the most frequent causes of Airbnb accidents can include damaged flooring or stairwells, dangerous parking lots or sidewalks, missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, unclean drinking water or hazardous materials like asbestos in the air, and more.
What is Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance?
Airbnb has something called Host Protection Insurance that essentially covers Airbnb hosts and landlords in the event of a serious accident. This coverage goes up to $1 million. Therefore, if you are injured and sue an Airbnb host, you will sue the company, instead of suing the property owner or host directly. That being said, this coverage does not apply to all injuries, including those sustained while intoxicated, those caused by intentional acts, or any communicable disease contracted on the premises.
How do I receive financial compensation after an Airbnb accident?
When someone successfully sues a negligent Airbnb host for an accident, he or she will initially receive a liability payment from Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance policy. However, there are several instances where weeks of hospital treatments, expensive surgeries, sky-high payments for various medications needed for your recovery, and more, far surpass the $1 million in insurance payments. When this happens, you must strive to receive additional compensation by hiring an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
That being said, you should note that in Florida, individuals generally have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations, and generally, the statute of limitations in Florida for personal injury claims is four years, giving you four years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent host. The sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better. We are ready to fight.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.