Injured at an Airbnb Rental

Summer traveling is expensive. Luxury hotel is unnecessary if you’re out exploring the city. Airbnb is currently topping a rising market called sharing economy. It has become a more affordable option for travelers on a budget.

But what happens in case of an accident on site of your rental? While Airbnb seems like a perfect option, there are some liability conflicts when an accident occurs. Recovering monetary compensation can be difficult if you can’t hold the company or the homeowner responsible for the accident.

How Does It Work?

Available in 190 countries, Airbnb has established a large network amongst travelers and hosts. You browse through the site and find ideal features to your travel location. A perfect vacation wouldn’t include an accident, but that isn’t always predictable.

If you are injured at an Airbnb rental, you can be dealing with three different parties—Airbnb, the host, or even the property landlord. Finding compensation for an accident can be more complicated than you prefer.

Who’s Liable? 

Depending on the accident, different parties can be responsible.

  • The host becomes responsible if an accident occurs on the premise due to neglected maintenance of the property, assuming property ownership.
  • Landlord is liable if they failed to make the property reasonably safe.
    • Usually, the landlord is not involved if the host have violated the terms of their lease by using the property for commercial purpose.
    • Because maintenance is the landlord’s responsibility, they become liable.
  • Airbnb has host protection insurance in case of liability claims.
    • If the host does not have proper insurance, or have exhausted policy limit, Airbnb’s insurance may cover your claim.
    • Their restrictive insurance can cover bodily injuries and property damages related to the Airbnb stay.

When an accident takes place at an Airbnb rental, a full recovery should be your top priority. But that may seem difficult if you have to deal with an insurance claim. If you have been injured on negligently maintained premises from Airbnb, our skilled injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky want to make sure your rights are protected. Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-881-2021 for a free case review any hour of the day.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.