Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are rapidly replacing taxis, for various reasons, though affordability is perhaps the most significant. Similarly, people all over Washington D.C. are choosing Airbnb over standard hotels. Airbnbs generally provide individuals with fun, cozy, and cost-effective places to stay. However, in some cases, when an Airbnb host/landlord fails to ensure his or her property is safe for all who enter and exit, there is a very good chance an accident can occur. If you are someone who was recently injured in an Airbnb accident, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance?
Airbnb offers Host Protection Insurance to help Airbnb hosts and landlords, should a lawsuit ever be brought against them. Airbnb provides these hosts with $1 million in coverage. Therefore, if you are injured in an Airbnb, the first $1 million you receive in a lawsuit will come from Airbnb, instead of the host/landlord. That being said, it is worth noting that this coverage generally does not cover contractual liability, communicable diseases, lost wages as a result of your injuries, injuries caused by intentional acts, and injuries sustained due to a guest’s intoxication.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an accident?
As stated above, if you qualify, you will receive up to $1 million in damages. However, there are instances where injuries are so bad that between surgery, hospital bills, and more, the $1 million simply does not cover everything. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced attorney who can help you acquire the additional compensation you need.
To qualify, your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence; in this case, most likely the host/landlord. Unfortunately, this is often far easier said than done, so you need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. To prove your claim, our firm will work to recover security camera/surveillance footage of the accident happening, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documentation, police reports filed at the scene of the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
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.