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What You Need to Know About Airbnb Accidents in Maryland

What You Need to Know About Airbnb Accidents in Maryland

There are few things worse than going on vacation and sustaining a serious injury. While many people in today’s day and age prefer to use Airbnb’s services as opposed to staying in traditional hotels, the truth is, Airbnb’s can also become very dangerous when parties are negligent. If you are someone who has been injured in an Airbnb accident, you must continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about Airbnb accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue if I am hurt in an Airbnb?

If you are someone who has been injured in an Airbnb, you should first understand Airbnb’s liability coverage system. The coverage is called Host Protection Insurance, and it provides the wrongly injured with up to $1 million in claims brought against third parties. When sustaining an injury in an Airbnb, you will essentially receive compensation from Airbnb, and not directly from the host. That being said, you should understand that this coverage does not extend to certain types of damages, such as those sustained due to intentional acts, such as fighting on the premises. Airbnb coverage also does not cover those who were injured because of certain property issues like asbestos, communicable disease, or bed bugs. Finally, Airbnb coverage does not apply to auto accidents occurring on the premises, or to incidents where individuals are accused of slander or defamation of character while on the premises.

What happens if my injuries are not fully covered under Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance?

There are times where even if your accident does qualify for Airbnb’s coverage, the $1 million may not fully cover the extent of your injuries. When this happens, it is critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can work to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Keep in mind that no matter your circumstances, you must file your claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is ready to help you today.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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