Airbnb Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

This holiday season, there is a very good chance that you will travel to stay with friends and family. All over the country, many people prefer to stay at Airbnb’s over hotels, in large part due to their affordability. However, there are times where Airbnb’s can become unsafe, and if you are someone who was injured in an Airbnb accident, you are most likely looking to recover financial compensation to help you heal. Read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about Airbnb accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How does Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance work?

Airbnb offers Host Protection Insurance to Airbnb hosts and landlords. Essentially, this insurance covers up to $1 million in damages sustained on the part of guests. This means that if you are someone who sustained an injury in an Airbnb, you can sue Airbnb’s insurance for up to $1 million in damages. However, you should understand that many injuries will not qualify under this insurance. For example, injuries sustained due to intentional acts, such as a fight, are not covered. Additionally, injuries sustained in auto accidents on the premises, diseases contracted on the premises, and injuries sustained due to intoxication are all not covered under this insurance.

What happens if Airbnb does not cover the extent of my injury?

As you know, medical bills add up quickly, and if you sustained a serious injury on the premises of an Airbnb, there is a very good chance that the $1 million recovered will not cover the entire cost of your injury. In this case, you still have the right to hire an experienced attorney who can help you recover the entire cost of your injury. Our firm can work to uncover all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf, including pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, videos of the accident occurring, medical bills/documentation, witness statements, and more.

That being said, you must file your claim in accordance with Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. This means that you have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. We are ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.