Airbnb is an increasingly popular alternative to standard hotels, and understandably so. Often, people can rent an Airbnb for a fraction of the cost of booking a room in a hotel, and in many cases, Airbnbs are even nicer. Unfortunately, Airbnb accidents do happen, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you may wonder whether you qualify for compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Qualifying for Compensation After Airbnb Accidents
The first thing you should understand is that not all accidents and injuries qualify under Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance, which is the liability coverage Airbnb provides injured guests. For example, if you were hurt because of an intentional act on the premises, such as by getting into a fight, you won’t be covered. Similarly, if you were hurt in an auto accident on the premises, you also most likely won’t be covered. However, if you were hurt due to no fault of your own under qualifying circumstances, you may file an injury claim with Airbnb (not the host directly), for which you can receive up to $1 million in liability coverage.
What do I need to do to win an injury claim?
To win a personal injury claim, you will have to gather and present evidence that proves you were hurt due to another party’s negligence. This is why you should take pictures of the dangerous conditions that caused your accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, and, of course, seek immediate medical treatment and keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
What should I do if Host Protection Insurance doesn’t cover the entire cost of my injury?
As you may know, a serious injury can be very costly, both physically and financially. Sometimes, these injuries require multiple overnights in hospitals, several surgeries, months of rehabilitation, and more. These costs all add up and can sometimes surpass the $1 million mark. So, even if you qualify for $1 million from Airbnb, if your damages exceed this, you’re most likely unsure of where to turn. If you find yourself in this situation, you should reach out to Ansbacher Law. Our firm can help you recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
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