When it comes to a trip, many people plan ahead. But, for the most part, injuries aren’t included in that plan. While you want to be prepared for all situations, you may not have accounted for an injury while staying in your Airbnb. So, in the event of an injury, what do you do? Read on to find out more about Airbnb accidents and what to do if you become injured.
What do I do if I am Injured?
If you are seriously injured, you should call 911. Contacting emergency services will allow you to have your injuries treated while also providing you with medical documentation. You should also collect evidence of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. This may include taking photos and videos of the scene of the accident and gathering the contact information of any witnesses. The next step will be to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Who is Responsible for my Accident?
Airbnb accidents can be complicated because there are multiple parties involved. There is the guest, the host, and Airbnb itself. Airbnb understands that accidents happen. As a result, they have their own insurance coverage. Airbnb offers up to $1 million in the event of an injury. This insurance is called Host Protection Insurance. This means that Airbnb is liable to provide compensation, rather than the host. But, it is important to remember, there are some accidents that Airbnb will not cover. These instances 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 seeking damages for any of the above, you will need to take a different legal route. Regardless, you will want to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
What if $1 Million is not Enough Compensation?
In some cases, an injury can be extremely expensive. This is especially likely in the event of a long hospital stay or multiple surgeries. If you deserve compensation exceeding $1 million for the financial burden of your injuries, as well as your physical and mental suffering, you will need to contact a personal injury attorney. A dedicated personal injury attorney will fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Airbnb accident, reach out to us today.
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A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!