New York City is one of the largest tourist attractions in the world. Tourists flock to stay in NYC hotels and Airbnbs, and even native New Yorkers might find themselves getting an Airbnb with friends to celebrate an event or spend a night away. Unfortunately, Airbnb accidents do occur, and in some cases, guests can become seriously injured. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and what you should do in the event of an injury.
Can I Recover Compensation After an Airbnb Accident?
In some cases, you will be able to recover compensation from an Airbnb accident. Airbnb has its own insurance policy. This policy is called the Host Protection Insurance, and it provides those injured with up to $1 million for liability claims brought against third parties. This means that compensation is provided by the company, rather than the host. But, Airbnb does not cover certain accidents. The incidents that Airbnb does not cover include:
- Intentional acts, such as a guest fighting with another person and sustaining an injury
- Accusations of slander or defamation of character
- Property issues, such as bed bugs, asbestos, communicable diseases, or certain other unsafe living conditions
- Auto accidents, such as car accidents occurring on the premises
What do I do if I Have Been Injured?
If you have been injured in an Airbnb accident, you will want to seek medical treatment. This will ensure that your injuries are tended to, while also providing you with documentation of your injuries. Additionally, you should collect proof of negligence. This can include taking photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that led to your accident and gathering the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. You will need to make sure that you file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, in New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident. If you do not file within three years, you will likely lose your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Airbnb accident, reach out to our firm today to discuss your case.
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