Offering affordable, convenient guest accommodations in all types of sizes and layouts, Airbnb has risen to popularity as a trendy alternative to hotels and motels. Using the Airbnb app or website, which allows users to book rental properties from thousands of hosts across the U.S., guests can rent rooms, floors, or entire houses, staying anywhere from a few days to a few months. Unfortunately, Airbnb may also have a dark side: the risk of guest injuries. When Airbnb hosts are negligent, the affected properties can develop serious hazards, posing safety threats that can cause accidents and claim lives.
If you or one of your family members was injured while staying at an Airbnb in Philadelphia, you should talk about your legal options with an experienced attorney. At the Reiff Law Firm, we are award-winning personal injury lawyers with over 34 years of experience filing premises liability claims and lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who were injured on poorly maintained properties. When hazardous conditions cause avoidable injuries, our attorneys are there to investigate and demand justice. Contact us online today to arrange a free consultation, or call the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000.
Airbnb Accident Claims Our Injury Lawyers Handle
Numerous types of accidents and injuries can take place at an Airbnb property. As injury lawyers with decades of experience, the attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm possess a thorough, in-depth familiarity with the long-term effects of various injuries, and will fight aggressively to see that your ongoing care and treatment needs will be met. Our legal team handles Airbnb lawsuits involving a broad array of accident and injury types, including but not limited to the following:
- Back injuries
- Balcony and porch collapses
- Broken bones (bone fractures)
- Bruises and contusions
- Burn injuries and scalding
- Catastrophic injuries
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Fatal accidents and wrongful death
- Fires and explosions
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Hip, knee, and shoulder injuries
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Physical and sexual assault
- Poisoning and toxic exposure
- Slip and fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains)
Can You Sue Airbnb for an Injury in Pennsylvania?
A commonly asked question in lawsuits against Airbnb is, “Does Airbnb insurance cover guest injuries?” The answer is that Airbnb insurance provides up to $1 million in liability insurance coverage for injuries sustained by guests while staying at the property. In addition to bodily (physical) injury, this coverage also extends to property damage, such as destruction of the guest’s personal belongings.
Unfortunately, obtaining financial compensation from Airbnb hosts often proves to be challenging for injured guests, due to the complex network of regulations surrounding claims of this nature. It is in your best interests to approach the insurance negotiations process with highly experienced legal counsel, like the Philadelphia Airbnb lawsuit attorneys of the Reiff Law Firm, who will work to protect your rights and maximize your recovery while obtaining the necessary evidence to support your claim.
Various types of compensation, called “damages,” may be recoverable if you were injured due to the negligence of one or more parties, including individuals and businesses. Negligence is a multi-faceted concept, but can be summarized as a careless failure to meet basic safety standards, resulting in preventable death or injury to another person. If an Airbnb host’s negligence led to your accident and the resulting injuries, the host may be liable for your losses, including financial losses, anticipated financial losses, and other types of harm that are more difficult to calculate, such as the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. In addition to pain and suffering, other examples of damages that may be available in an Airbnb injury lawsuit include compensation for medical expenses, anticipated medical care, loss of earnings, diminished earning capacity, and property damage. In a wrongful death lawsuit, compensation for funeral and burial expenses may also be recoverable.
It is important to act swiftly if you believe you could have a claim. Strict time limits create short windows for building and filing your case – and moreover, delaying can cause key evidence to deteriorate. The sooner you discuss your potential claim with an attorney, the sooner you may be able to get compensated for your Airbnb injuries.
Philadelphia Airbnb Lawsuit Attorneys for Injured Guests
When you check into an Airbnb, you expect safe conditions that will not endanger you or your loved ones. If you or one of your family members was hurt in an accident at an Airbnb, ask the Airbnb injury lawyers of the Reiff Law Firm how we may be able to help you recover compensation. To set up a free legal consultation, contact our law offices online, or call the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000 to speak with an Airbnb claim attorney in Philadelphia.