Long Island Airbnb Rental Injury Lawyer
When renting an Airbnb property, you expect your property to be free from dangerous conditions that may cause a serious accident. Unfortunately, every Airbnb host does not warn guests about hazardous issues on their property. You should not have to bear the consequences of a serious accident due to the negligence of an Airbnb host. If you or a family member was injured at an Airbnb property, contact an experienced Long Island Airbnb rental injury lawyer.
At Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP, our injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you handle a claim against an Airbnb host that is responsible for your injuries. Our firm has represented residents in Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan, and we would be honored to provide you with the legal representation that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300, or contact us online.
Determining Liability for an Airbnb Accident
When searching Airbnb listings, potential renters examine photographs and descriptions of the property that is uploaded by the host of the property. A consumer relies on these descriptions and other factors when determining if a property is fit for their specific needs. However, if an Airbnb host fails to adequately relay any defects with their property, a consumer may rent the property without knowing all necessary details regarding the listing.
Premises liability law deals with the duties that a property owner has to a guest on their property. A property owner has a duty to correct any safety hazards on their property that they reasonably believe could injure any visitors on their property. For example, if an Airbnb host rented their property while knowing they did not clean up snow from a recent snowstorm, they could be liable if a renter slips and suffers a severe injury.
It is also important to note that there could be multiple parties that are responsible for an accident that happens at an Airbnb property. For example, if the host is renting the property from the landlord to place on the site as a listing, the landlord could be involved in the lawsuit as well. Additionally, some hosts will pool their resources to purchase a luxury property to rent to guests, meaning your personal injury case may become more complex.
Airbnb automatically offers hosts a $1,000,000 insurance protection policy for injuries that occur to guests or property owned by guests. This amount may seem generous if you only suffered a mild injury and only have to deal with light medical expenses. However, if you suffered a serious injury that requires significant medical treatment and that could prevent you from working, this amount may not be enough to deal with your injuries.
Our firm could help you determine the best legal option for you if you were injured at an Airbnb property. To learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit after an accident at an Airbnb, continue reading and speak with an experienced New York premises liability attorney.
When to Sue for Injuries Sustained at an Airbnb
If you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit after being injured at an Airbnb property, you should be aware that you do not have an unlimited amount of time to file your claim. The statute of limitations determines the filing deadline for personal injury cases and various other types of cases.
In the State of New York, a personal injury lawsuit has a filing deadline of three years from the date of the injury. This means you have three years from the time your Airbnb accident occurred to file your claim with the relevant court. If a plaintiff fails to file their claim within the filing deadline, the court may bar their claim, and they will be left without any legal avenues to seek compensation for their injuries.
The statute of limitations was created to encourage plaintiffs to pursue their claim in a timely fashion. While three years is a generous amount of time to file a case, it does not help your case to wait until the final minutes to pursue your claim. Your attorney will have an easier time building your claim if you pursue your case as soon as possible. Additionally, evidence you need for your case may be misplaced or destroyed if you wait too long to file.
Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys You Can Trust
If your vacation was disrupted because you suffered a severe injury at an Airbnb property, contact an experienced Long Island personal injury attorney today. The premises liability attorneys at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP have a wealth of experience litigating a wide range of personal injury cases, and we are prepared to work tirelessly on your injury claim. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300.