If you are injured in an Airbnb, you probably have a lot on your mind. While recovering from your injury, you may wonder who is responsible for your accident. Airbnb injuries can be complicated, so it is important to be educated and speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what you need to know in the event of an injury.
What Accidents Will Airbnb Cover?
Airbnb has its own insurance policy. This policy is called the Host Protection Insurance. It has been put in place so that if an accident occurs, Airbnb will be responsible, rather than the individual host. Airbnb is willing to pay up to $1 million in damages. That being said, there are some circumstances that will not be covered by Airbnb. The following is excluded from Airbnb’s insurance coverage:
- 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
How can I Recieve Compensation?
One of the biggest aspects of a personal injury case is fulfilling the burden of proof. This means providing proof that some form of negligence occurred, leading to your accident. To provide this, you will want to take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that led to your accident. Additionally, it would be beneficial to gather the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. If you are seriously injured, you should seek proper emergency services. This will make sure your injury is properly tended to, while also providing you with medical documentation. You will also need to make sure that you file your claim in time. Typically, in New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you do not file within two years, you will most likely lose your chance to recover compensation. For this reason, it is important to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible to begin the process.
If you or a loved one was injured in an Airbnb accident, contact our firm to discuss your case today.
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