As the COVID-19 pandemic has waned, more Americans are getting out of the house and traveling to their favorite destinations. With the increasing popularity of Airbnb, many travelers are choosing vacation rental properties over typical hotels or motels as their preferred type of accommodation. With so many travelers utilizing Airbnb, the potential for an injury occurring at one of the company’s rental properties is actually quite high.
Accordingly, many travelers want to know: Can I file a lawsuit if I’m injured in an Airbnb property?
The short answer is “yes,” but whether or not a personal injury claim is successful will depend on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of the injury, and the amount of liability that can be proven under the law. Below we have all the information you need to your Airbnb claim in pursuit of maximum financial compensation is successful.
Airbnb’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. A recent article in The Guardian confirmed that the company’s website lists over 6 million rooms, flats, and houses in more than 81,000 cities across the globe. An average of two million users occupy Airbnb property rentals on any given night.
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, Airbnb properties have received considerable attention from the media of late after numerous reports of sexual assault came to light. But in addition to sexual assault, there are other types of accidents or injuries that commonly occur at Airbnb properties. And when these injuries occur as a result of negligence, the injured party may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
Some common examples of Airbnb property accidents or injuries include:
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If you’ve been injured in an Airbnb accident, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If your injury was due to negligence or carelessness, the at-fault party (either the property owner/manager or Airbnb) should be held responsible for covering such losses.
That said, proving liability in an Airbnb personal injury claim can be a challenging task without proper legal representation.
This is where the experienced team of personal injury attorneys at Dordulian Law Group (DLG) can provide a tangible advantage. Led by a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian, DLG is the top-rated, trusted, and proven Airbnb injury firm you need to recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
After an Airbnb injury, a claim can be filed against the host or the company itself (Airbnb provides $1 million insurance policies for injury claims). But without the assistance of an experienced DLG attorney, Airbnb’s high-powered legal team will undoubtedly do everything they can to diminish liability and place you at fault (and therefore responsible for any medical bills, lost wages, etc.).
Therefore, it is highly recommended that injured Airbnb travelers obtain representation from a qualified and skilled DLG attorney, as proving liability and winning your claim can be a challenging process.
With DLG, we’ll listen to the facts of your case, launch a thorough investigation (led by our in-house Chief Investigator – a retired LAPD detective), and develop a precise legal strategy based on our years of experience and past success. We’ll fight aggressively on your behalf to prove that your injury was in fact the result of negligence, and you are therefore entitled to recovering a maximum financial damages award.
Before you accept any offer from either the host’s insurance company or Airbnb, we recommend taking the time to speak with one of our dedicated experts via a free and no obligation consultation. We’ll be able to review the facts of your case and provide you with the legal guidance you need to ensure that your rights are protected and you do not accept an unfair offer.
With DLG, injured Airbnb travelers get peace of mind and confidence knowing that their claim is in the best possible hands. Our experience and past results are evidence of our unparalleled dedication to each and every client:
Don’t settle for just any firm when you’re faced with an Airbnb injury claim. Choose the trusted and proven attorneys at DLG who will fight to recover the maximum financial compensation you truly deserve. Our experience speaks volumes, including some recent premises liability cases demonstrating our ability to recover multi-million dollar settlements when insurance companies initially try to offer just $5,000.
· In a case from last year, DLG’s skilled team of attorneys successfully recovered $3.25 million for a woman who suffered a severe spinal injury after a waiting room bench suddenly collapsed. As is often the case, the property company denied negligence, attempting to settle for only $5,000 initially. But our team fought for our client and secured the maximum compensation she deserved – turning a $5,000 offer into $3.25 million. As a result, our injured client can receive the continued medical care she needs without the burden of overwhelming debt or financial hardship. It’s a clear example of why you should never settle for anything but the DLG Advantage when pursuing your Airbnb injury claim.
· Moreover, last year DLG was recognized for obtaining one of the Top 20 Premises Liability Verdicts in California for a 2019 case involving a 17-year-old young man who suffered a severe injury at a trampoline park.
While playing dodgeball at Big Air Trampoline Park in Orange County, our client’s leg slipped under the padding of the court. The slip caused his knee to be impaled by an exposed bolt, ultimately fracturing the patella.
Although the trampoline park and the manufacturer of the dodgeball court initially denied negligence and offered a mere $5,000 settlement for such a serious injury, DLG took the case to court, fighting for our client’s right to maximum compensation. With Sam Dordulian’s courtroom experience (having secured more than 100 jury trial victories), we’ll never settle for anything less than a maximum financial damages award for your Airbnb injury claim.
In the end, despite the at-fault party’s attempt to argue that a waiver signed by the injured victim excluded them from any liability, we secured a favorable verdict in the amount of $1,105,500. This is just another example of how DLG never settles for lowball offers from defendants or insurance companies. When our clients endure serious injuries, we fight and recover the maximum financial compensation they deserve for all applicable damages.
(For additional information on how we proved the trampoline injury case in court, take a look at the recent video produced by Motion Lit.)
Depending on the circumstances related to your specific Airbnb case, various types of damages may be recovered. At DLG, we always pursue every applicable type of damages for your claim – including economic and non-economic.
Some examples of damages commonly recovered after Airbnb injury accidents include:
In the event of egregious cruelty or disregard for human life, punitive damages may be pursued. Although these damages are rare in Airbnb injury cases, if applicable we will absolutely pursue recovery. Punitive damages are not capped in the state of California.
Airbnb offers $1 million in insurance for personal injury claims from travelers. But proving liability and ensuring you recover the maximum damages award you deserve requires a skilled, trusted, and proven attorney. When it comes to choosing the best attorney to handle your Airbnb injury claim, don’t settle for anything less than the DLG Advantage.
We value the importance of your case and are honored that you’ve considered DLG to take on the responsibility of handling your claim. We’re ready to fight to recover the financial compensation you need to make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially. Contact us today to learn more about why DLG’s team is comprised of California’s leading and most-trusted Airbnb injury lawyers.
“Can’t thank Dordulian Law Group enough. I was involved in a personal injury case that lasted a little over 1.5 years and despite it being lengthy their level of professionalism, promptness, and communication remained the same until the very end. Always seeking their clients best interest their attorneys are the best at what they do, I highly recommend them to you reading this review and everyone I know.”
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