There are many people who have decided to travel differently these days and choose to stay at an Airbnb instead of a hotel. In doing so, they expect to have a safe and enjoyable time. While this is usually the case, it is possible for an accident to happen on any kind of property. This includes a rented Airbnb. Accidents on these properties may occur in the event that it is not properly taken care of and becomes dangerous as a result. If you were involved in an Airbnb accident, it is important to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney to assist you in pursuing legal action.
What is Airbnb Host Protection Insurance?
When dealing with Airbnbs, it is important to be aware of their Host Protection Insurance. This provides coverage for hosts and landlords of these properties in order to cover liability claims brought against them. This covers up to $1 million in liability claims from victims of an accident. On the other side, this money provides these victims with compensation for the injuries sustained on the property. However, Host Protection Insurance does not cover all types of injuries. For example, insurance usually does not cover:
- Injuries caused by an intentional act
- Communicable diseases contracted on the premises
- Contractual liability
- Injuries due to a guest’s intoxication
- Loss of earnings as a result of the accident
How Can I Recover Compensation?
When a person is involved in an accident due to the negligence of another party, they often want to pursue legal action as justice for their suffering. This is also done to recover compensation as coverage for any damages stemming from the incident, such as medical bills and lost wages. While trying to pursue legal action with a company as large as Airbnb can seem daunting, it is important to recover the Host Protection liability payment to start.
However, this does not always cover all the expenses incurred due to the accident. It is because of this that additional compensation may be recovered with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney through a third-party claim. During this time, it is important to remember the statute of limitations places a deadline on the time to file a claim. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.