You may find yourself embarking on a road trip and staying in an Airbnb. This can feel like the safest way to travel, as you avoid public transportation and hotels. But, with any adventure comes the possibility of an accident. If you are injured in an Airbnb, you may find yourself wondering what to do next. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
Can I Recover Compensation if I am Injured in an Airbnb?
In some cases, you can. Airbnb knows that accidents are bound to happen. As a result, they have their own insurance policy, called Host Protection Insurance. The Host Protection Insurance provides those injured with up to $1 million for liability claims brought against third parties. This means that if you are injured in an Airbnb, the Airbnb is liable, rather than the host of the property. But, it is important to note that there are some injuries that Airbnb does not provide coverage for. These 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
If you are involved in an accident of this kind, you may still recover compensation, but it will not be from Airbnb
What do I do if I am Injured?
If you are injured, you should seek medical treatment. This will ensure that your injuries are tended to, while simultaneously providing you with medical documentation. Additionally, you will want to gather proof of your accident. This may include taking photos and videos at the scene and collecting the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. The next step will be to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you fail to file within two years, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. Reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to begin the process and avoid missing any deadlines.
If you or a loved one is injured in an Airbnb accident, contact our firm today.
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