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Airbnbs are an essential part of New York City because of the various tourist attractions. However, it is not uncommon for guests to get injured in an Airbnb accident. If you were injured, you will need to retain the services of a skilled New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible to begin your claim.

What do I do if I was injured in an Airbnb Accident in New York?

If you have been injured in an Airbnb, you will need to take certain steps after the accident. To begin, you should seek medical treatment. This will assure that your injuries are correctly assessed and treated, while also providing you with medical documentation that will be valuable evidence in your future personal injury claim. Moreover, you will want to obtain evidence from the actual accident. This can involve taking photos and videos at the scene and gathering the contact information from any witnesses.

You will also need to retain the services of a skilled New York personal injury attorney to help you through the claims process. It is also essential to keep in mind that New York has a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury claims. This implies that if you do not file your Airbnb accident claim within three years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the chance to recover the compensation you deserve. Do not wait to reach out to an attorney as soon as you can to begin the process and ensure you are punctually meeting all of your claim’s deadlines.

A skilled New York personal injury attorney at Swerling Law is prepared to help you begin your case- all you have to do is ask.

What is Airbnb’s host protection insurance?

Airbnb provides Host Protection Insurance for the owners of Airbnb listings in the event that a guest is injured on their property. If you are injured in an Airbnb, the first $1 million of compensation will come from Airbnb rather than the host or landlord of the property. But, it is important to recognize that there are some injuries that are not covered by Airbnb. These comprise of contractual liability, lost wages as a result of injuries, injuries caused by intentional acts, communicable diseases, or injuries sustained due to a guest’s intoxication.

If you were injured in an accident while in an Airbnb, you will need to speak to an experienced attorney to assess the specifics of your case and determine your options.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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