Airbnb Accidents in New York City | What to Know

Injuries can happen anywhere at any time. For this reason, it is entirely possible that you may find yourself injured in an Airbnb. When we are in unfamiliar places, it is easy to become injured. If you become injured in an Airbnb, you will likely find yourself wondering who is responsible for your injury and how you can recover compensation. After all, injuries can take a major toll– financially, physically, and mentally. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what you should do in the event of an injury.

Can I Recieve Compensation From an Airbnb Accident?

There are a lot of various ways you can become injured in an Airbnb. As a result, Airbnb has its own insurance plan. This is called Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance and it provides those injured with up to $1 million for liability claims brought against third parties. This means that Airbnb will provide compensation, rather than the host. But, there are some accidents that Airbnb’s insurance will not cover. These cases 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 one of the above incidents, you may still recover compensation, but it will likely not be from Airbnb.

What if $1 Million Does Not Cover All my Damages?

Injuries can be expensive. If you have to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time, or you have to have multiple surgeries, your hospital bill may be over the $1 million Airbnb is willing to provide. In this case, you will need the help of an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney to fight for your case.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years. This means if you do not file within three years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation. To avoid missing important deadlines, you should reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience.

If you or a loved one is involved in an Airbnb accident, contact our firm today. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.