What to Know About Airbnb Accidents in Washington D.C.

As the holiday season approaches, many people begin planning trips. As a result, you may find yourself staying in an Airbnb in the coming months. Unfortunately, an accident can happen anywhere, at any time, so it is important to be prepared for all possibilities. Read on to learn more about Airbnb accidents and Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance.

What is Airbnb’s insurance policy?

Airbnb knows that accidents can happen. As a result, Airbnb offers Host Protection Insurance to hosts and landlords. This insurance covers up to $1 million in damages. This means that if you have been injured in an Airbnb, you may be able to sue Airbnb for up to $1 million in damages. That being said, many injuries will not qualify under this insurance. Some of the injuries that will not be covered include:

  • Intentional acts, such as a guest fighting with another person and sustaining an injury as a result
  • 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

In order to recover compensation, it is important to provide proof of negligence. In order to do so, be sure to take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.

What if my damages exceed $1 million?

It is no secret that an injury can be incredibly expensive. This is especially true in the case of multiple surgeries, extended hospital stays, hiring at-home help, and more. If your damages exceed the $1 million Airbnb is willing to provide, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to recover the compensation you need and deserve.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. This means failing to file within three years will likely mean you will be barred from taking legal action, and therefore unable to recover the compensation you deserve. To avoid this, make sure to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been injured in an Airbnb accident in Washington D.C., our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.


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.