Queens Airbnb Rental Injury Lawyer
Renting a room an entire home using Airbnb has become a popular option for vacationers that not only want to save money but have a wealth of options. People all across the State of New York and the world list their homes using this service and simply have to offer the bare necessities to patrons, like fresh sheets and towels. However, some Airbnb hosts fail to offer the bare minimum when it comes to a property free from hazardous conditions. If you or a family member was injured while renting an Airbnb, contact an experienced Queens AirBnB rental injury lawyer.
At Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP our personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you pursue compensation for injuries sustained at an Airbnb rental home. You should not have to bear the burden of expensive medical bills and other related expenses because a property owner failed to maintain their property properly. 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
If you rented an Airbnb so that you could take a leisurely vacation, the last issue you want to deal with is an injury due to the property owner’s negligence. Unfortunately, some Airbnb hosts may purposely neglect to photograph areas of their rental property that a renter may not find admirable.
Airbnb hosts, like other property owners, have a duty to inform renters of any dangerous conditions on the property that could cause a renter a serious injury. Airbnb hosts typically must provide a description of the property along with photographs and other information a renter should know about the property. The ideal time to notify a renter of a property defect would be in the description of the property or when a person requests to rent the property.
If an Airbnb host neglects to mention an issue with their property that could cause a renter a serious injury, this may help a renter prove that the host was liable for the accident. For example, if the property is equipped with a pool and the pool has tile missing that could cause a severe laceration, the renter should be made aware of the property defect.
It is also important to note that there could be multiple parties liable when a renter is injured at the host’s AirBnB listed property. For example, the host may be renting the property from the landlord in order to list it as a rentable property. If the landlord is unaware that their tenant is renting the property, this could result in other issues that could make recovering compensation difficult.
To learn more about filing a lawsuit for an injury that occurred at an Airbnb, continue reading and speak with an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer.
Filing a Lawsuit for an Injury at an Airbnb
Airbnb does provide renters with some protection under its host protection insurance plan. This plan automatically covers all Airbnb hosts with a $1,000,000 insurance policy to cover injuries that may occur on a host’s rental property.
Before utilizing the host protection plan, Airbnb typically encourages renters to work the issue out with the host. This may seem like a sound idea if your injuries were mild and would easily heal, like a sprained ankle, but is not wise if you are severely injured. For example, if you have a slip and fall accident and suffer a traumatic brain injury because the host failed to clean ice from their property, your medical expenses will likely extend beyond what the host can handle.
If you are concerned the million dollar insurance policy is not enough to cover your injuries, you should speak with an experienced attorney. Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP can help you plan a legal strategy to fight for the compensation you need for your injuries.
You should avoid making any binding deals with representatives for Airbnb or the host without consulting with your attorney first. An Airbnb representative may attempt to minimize your claim or suggest that you were at fault for the incident.
Additionally, if multiple parties own the property that you rented, our firm can help you determine which parties can be held liable for your injuries.
Work with Our NYC Premises Liability Attorneys Today
If you or a family member was injured while staying at an Airbnb, you should consult with an experienced NYC premises liability attorney. The injury attorneys at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP possess decades of combined legal experience, and we would be proud to help you with your injury claim. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP at (718) 843-0300.