Many people now prefer using Airbnb over renting rooms in standard hotels. Generally, Airbnb provides those vacationing with an oftentimes cheaper and more enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, Airbnbs are not always safe, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
What are some of the most common causes of Airbnb accidents?
Airbnb accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, though they very often occur as a result of host or property owner negligence. Some of the most common causes of Airbnb accidents can include damaged flooring, missing or defective smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, airborne safety hazards, such as asbestos or mold, and more.
What is Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance?
Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance is designed to provide those injured with up to $1 million in damages. However, there are certain instances that this insurance does not cover, such as when injuries are caused by an intentional act, receiving a communicable disease on the premises, getting hurt due to intoxication, and more.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an accident?
If you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, the Host Protection Insurance, as stated above, will cover up to $1 million in accident-related expenses. However, if you are someone who requires additional treatment exceeding $1 million, such as long-term hospitalization or even costly surgery, there is a very good chance you may have to sue for additional compensation. However, this is oftentimes far easier said than done. That is why it is always best to hire a Maryland personal injury attorney who can help you do so.
You should also note that injured people in Maryland have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations to file a premises liability lawsuit in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as you ask.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.