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

Many Airbnb customers view their home away from home vacation as a relaxed way to visit a new location or spend a night away from home. However, many Airbnb hosts fail to ensure their property is safe before their customers check-in. Airbnb accidents are likely to happen when this occurs. If you have been injured in an Airbnb accident, continue reading to discover Airbnb’s host protection insurance and ways to know if you are qualified for compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discover your eligibility. We want our clients to get back to their lives.

What is Airbnb’s host protection insurance?

If you have been involved in an accident in an Airbnb, Airbnb offers Host Protection Insurance for the owners of Airbnb listings. 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. However, this first $1 million in coverage does not generally cover 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.

Am I qualified for compensation after an Airbnb accident?

If you find yourself in a circumstance where $1 million does not cover the entirety of your injuries’ costs such as surgery or hospital bills, you should gain the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to assist you with acquiring the additional compensation you deserve. Your attorney will work to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the host or landlord’s negligence. Our firm is experienced in personal injury claims and will work to recover any evidence necessary for your case such as surveillance footage or security camera footage. We will also work to recover medical documentation, police reports, witness statements, and pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years. This means that you must file your claim within three years from the date of your accident. It is important to understand this time period to avoid being barred from suing. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney today to get started. Our firm is here to help. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today. We want you to receive the compensation you deserve.


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.