Manhattan Airbnb Rental Injury Lawyer
Airbnb rentals have risen as a viable and cheaper alternative to those looking for lodging for their vacation. However, some Airbnb hosts may use deceptive tactics to entice renters to stay at their property. For example, some hosts may take strategic pictures of their property to hide serious property defects. If you or a family member was injured at an Airbnb property, consult with an experienced Manhattan Airbnb rental injury lawyer.
At Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP, we can help you hold a negligent Airbnb host accountable for injuries they caused you to suffer on your trip. A serious Airbnb accident can not only ruin your vacation but leave you having to contend with long-term injuries and burdensome medical bills. 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
Airbnb is a business that allows a person to rent out their estate to individuals or families for a limited amount of time. Homeowners can essentially turn their property into a hotel that does not require many of the hospitality services offered by hotels. For example, it is common for an Airbnb host to offer renters the bare minimum of clean sheets and towels, in addition to access to some or all amenities already installed into the property.
Currently, Airbnb has approximately four million rental property listings spread across nearly 200 countries. With this many hosts spread across the United States and the globe; it is inevitable that a renter would be injured while staying at an Airbnb property. That is why it is important to understand who can be held liable if you suffer an injury at an Airbnb during your vacation.
Premises liability is the area of law a plaintiff would have to deal with if they are injured at an Airbnb they rented. Premises liability refers to the duties of a property owner towards a guest on their property, and even trespassers that may enter the property. Violating a duty of care owed towards a visitor would make a property owner liable for any injuries a visitor suffered due to an accident on their property.
Property owners have a duty to correct any hazardous conditions on their property or to at least warn visitors of any hazardous issues that are not easily discoverable. For example, if the host of an Airbnb has unstable handrails for some of the staircases on their property, they must warn the renter so that they could avoid a serious slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, some Airbnb hosts will only show the glamorous portions of the listing and leave renters to find the property defects after they have booked the property.
There are multiple parties that could be held liable if a renter is injured while staying at an Airbnb listing. The most obvious party that may be liable is the host of the property that failed to mention the existence of a property defect. Additionally, if the host is actually renting the property from the landlord and listing it on Airbnb, this could make the landlord liable for the victim’s injuries as well.
Under certain circumstances, an Airbnb property could be owned by multiple parties that split the profits earned from renting the property. This scenario would be more common when a person rents a luxury property that boasts several rooms and accommodations.
To learn more about recovering compensation after an accident at an Airbnb, continue reading and speak with an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer.
Pursuing Compensation for Injuries Sustained at an Airbnb in Manhattan
All hosts that utilize Airbnb are automatically covered under Airbnb’s host protection insurance. This insurance plan provides up to $1,000,000 worth of liability coverage if a renter suffers a bodily injury or a renter’s property is damaged at an Airbnb property.
The host protection insurance may be able to cover mild injuries sustained by a renter, but if an individual suffers a serious injury like a traumatic brain injury, the million dollar insurance policy may not be enough to cover all their expenses.
If you need assistance determining who is liable for your Airbnb accident so that you could pursue a personal injury lawsuit against those parties, our firm is ready to work with you.
Work with Our Manhattan Airbnb Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a family member was injured while vacationing at an Airbnb property, you should contact an experienced Manhattan premises liability attorney today. The legal team at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP possess decades of legal experience litigating a variety of personal injury claims, and our firm would be proud to represent you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300.