What if I was Injured at an AirBnB? 8 Frequent Injuries Guests May Suffer
AirBnB can provide tourists with a unique stay in whatever city they visit.
AirBnB has become a popular hospitality service for travelers around the globe, with over 6 million active AirBnB listings worldwide as of 2023.
A quick search on the company website brings up thousands of spots in the Los Angeles area alone.
Generally, you would stay at an AirBnB host’s house, condo, apartment, etc. These can range from lavish mansions in the Hollywood Hills to smaller, beachfront studios in Santa Monica.
However, if the homeowner doesn’t keep up with their place, the possibility of injuries grows.
According to their website, AirBnB provides hosts with $1 million in coverage in the event that they are found legally responsible for a guest getting injured while staying on the property.
Host liability insurance covers hosts if they are found legally responsible for bodily injury to a guest (or others). Host liability insurance does not cover injury from something done intentionally.
There are a number of ways one can be injured in an AirBnB. Remember, these are often someone’s place of living, or it may even be a guest house that is not kept up regularly.
Slips and falls are probably one of the most common AirBnB accidents, and may be caused due to:
- Rips or tears in carpeting
- Cracks in the pavement/sidewalk outside of the property
- Poorly maintained stairs
- Slippery floors
- Cracked bathroom tiling
- Broken stairs or windows
- Uneven flooring
- Lack of, or broken, handrails
A slip and fall from one of these errors can lead to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
An AirBnB injury can seem frightening. It may feel difficult to blame the homeowner, and taking on such a powerful company can be daunting.
If you suffer an injury at an AirBnB, there are a few steps you can take that might help ensure your safety:
- Call 911 first. 911 should take precedence over contacting AirBnB or your host about the injuries.
- Take photos and videos of what caused the injury. For example, if you fell because of a faulty handrail, document it, since it could help with your claim.
- Contact AirBnB and let them know about your injury. This can be done on their website or through the app.
- Contact your host. Let them know what happened.
- Remain calm. Do not add pressure to the incident.
- Get to the emergency room/hospital.
If you are injured at an AirBnB, you should contact our Los Angeles injury attorneys. At C&B Law Group, our team of experienced lawyers can guide you through recovering damages that may include:
- Medical expenses -Your hospital bills may grow exponentially after an injury.
- Pain and suffering – While injuries due to a broken handrail or slippery floor can be physically tolling, the mental effects can grow as well. Emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear and doubt may occur after such a traumatic experience.
- Loss of wages – Between usual bills, as well as new medical fees, you may find yourself with more expenses. If your injury prevents you from working, you may be able to receive payment for loss of wages.
Your initial consultation with C&B Law Group is 100 percent free. Furthermore, you will not pay until we win your case.
Your stay at an AirBnB should be enjoyable. A vacation shouldn’t turn into a horrible time because of a personal injury.
The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at C&B Law Group are ready to help you following an AirBnB injury. Our support staff is ready to help with any questions you have regarding a personal injury case.
Contact our LA attorneys today!