Spring and summer are on the horizon and many of us will be traveling the country to visit friends and family. Likewise, many tourists will be flocking here. You may rent an Airbnb as an alternate to the city’s pricey hotels. But these locations are not without their perils, even if they are someone else’s home. You can sustain any number of significant injuries. The Host Protection Insurance from Airbnb more or less provides those who have sustained certain injuries on the premises of an Airbnb with up to $1 million in liability coverage. As such, you can sue Airbnb’s insurance policy for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more if you sustain injuries in an Airbnb accident. Whether or not you believe the $1 million of liability coverage covers the extent of the damages you sustained, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Queens premises liability attorneys to learn who is responsible for an Airbnb accident in New York.
What is and is not covered in an Airbnb accident in New York?
Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance covers the host’s legal responsibilities for the following:
- Certain bodily injuries to guests
- Damage to property belonging to guests
- Damage to areas such as building lobbies and/or neighboring properties
Conversely, it does not cover the following injuries:
- Those sustained in intentional acts, such as fights
- Those sustained due to property issues, i.e. asbestos and the like
- Auto accident injuries sustained on the premises
Regardless of the nature of the injuries you sustained due to someone else’s negligence, you should reach out to one our skilled Queens personal injury attorneys to discuss your next steps.
How can a New York personal injury attorney help you after an Airbnb accident?
No matter how flagrantly negligent their conduct was, few defendants will willingly admit to misconduct or wrongdoing and pay you the damages you deserve. In fact, the opposite is true. Most defendants will prolong the case, impugning your character and credibility, intent on getting you to settle or give up. Many innocuous actions on your part may be misconstrued so as to achieve this end. Our aggressive, but compassionate personal injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights as a victim of negligence. We will also regularly guide you and assess your case so that you understand your legal options. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, 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.