Airbnbs are becoming an increasingly popular option for those traveling and experiencing what New York has to offer. While staying in someone else’s home can be a cozy and fun way to explore a new location, many Airbnbs may be too hazardous to accommodate guests. If you have suffered injuries because of an unsafe or poorly maintained Airbnb, you may have legal grounds to pursue a premises liability claim to pursue compensation for your losses.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our skilled Airbnb accident attorneys are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We have over 100 years of combined experience helping accident victims hold negligent parties accountable for the damages they have caused. When you retain our services, you can trust that your case is in the capable hands of an experienced legal professional.
Steps to Take After Suffering an Injury in an Airbnb in New York
Although the moments and days following your accident can be overwhelming, the steps you take in the aftermath can significantly impact your health, safety, and the total value of your claim. A few steps you should take to protect your rights after a New York Airbnb injury include the following;
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Seeking prompt treatment for your injuries is critical to your health and safety. Even if your injuries do not seem especially severe initially, they may worsen over time without professional attention. Additionally, the medical documentation a doctor can provide can serve as substantial evidence for your claim.
Take Photos of Your Injuries and the Cause of Your Accident
Since returning to the Airbnb property after your stay may be challenging, taking pictures of the hazard that caused your accident is essential. Photos of your injuries can also aid your claim by establishing their severity immediately following the incident.
Hire an Experienced Attorney
Taking legal action against an Airbnb host can be complex. A skilled attorney can help you by investigating your case, organizing all documentation, and building a strong claim on your behalf. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company in your stead to protect your rights and the amount of compensation you may be eligible to recover.
What Does Airbnb’s Insurance Cover After an Accident?
Airbnb offers Host Protection Insurance which can cover up to $1 million in accident-related damages, such as expenses related to bodily injuries and any destruction of the host’s property. However, it does not cover any intentional harm or property damage, nor any lost income a victim may suffer due to their accident. Additionally, Host Protection Insurance does not cover any auto accidents that take place on the property.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life, the total cost of your damages may exceed the $1 million Airbnb insurance coverage. If this is the case, you can file a claim against the negligent landlord or homeowner directly. Since these claims require a higher standard of proof, having a highly qualified attorney on your side is essential. Your attorney can analyze every aspect of your case to establish liability and recover damages for the full extent of your losses.
Discuss Your Case with a Trusted Airbnb Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of Airbnb accident victims in New York. We understand how challenging recovering from severe injuries can be and will handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus on your healing and recovery. With over a century of combined experience, our attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need to move your life forward after your accident.
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