Orange County Airbnb Injury Lawyer

Orange County Airbnb Injury Attorney

Suffering an injury while renting an Airbnb or other vacation rental can be a frustrating experience. This is compounded when you wouldn’t have been injured if the property had been properly cared for by the host and property owner. When this is the case, you could recover compensation from Airbnb or the property owner, covering losses like medical bills or property damage. An Orange County Airbnb injury lawyer can help you file this claim.

Property owners in California have a responsibility to warn certain individuals on their property of hazards or address those hazards. Failure to do so means that they can be held responsible if someone is injured. In some cases, even failing to warn about or prevent hazards that they should have been aware of if they had looked over the property means that they are responsible for any injuries they cause. Proving that a property owner is liable is much easier with an attorney who has experience with vacation rental claims.

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Legal Representation After an Airbnb Injury in Orange County

It can be difficult to prove a premises liability claim and file that claim in any circumstances, but it is even more challenging when you are recovering from an injury. You can save yourself a lot of stress by finding the right attorney to support your claim. They can investigate the cause of your injury, determine if you have a claim, and help gather evidence to support the claim, allowing you to get the most compensation available in your case.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton, LLP, have decades of experience in personal injury and premises liability law. If you have been injured at an Airbnb or other vacation rental, we can review your situation to determine if you have a viable claim. When you work with our team, your claim is more likely to succeed, allowing you to rest with the knowledge that your claim is being handled by an experienced legal professional.

Understanding a Claim for an Airbnb Injury

Although the property owner may be responsible for your injury, your claim may not be against them. These cases are usually covered by Airbnb’s liability insurance; therefore, once the property owner is shown to be legally liable, the claim is made with Airbnb’s third-party insurance provider. This is often beneficial for your claim, as a property owner is less likely to be able to pay the full cost of your damages. Claims against a corporate insurance provider are typically much more complicated, however.

Airbnb also does not cover all the injuries you might suffer. If the property owner is not legally liable, the liability insurance does not apply. Additionally, the liability coverage applies to negligence by the property owner, so it does not cover intentional acts or misconduct. In those situations, you would need to file a civil claim against the property owner. An attorney can review the circumstances of your injury to determine what type of claim you can file and how you can cover your damages.

Proving a Property Owner Liable for Negligence

Whether you are filing a civil claim or an insurance claim, the property owner is typically the party you must prove to be at fault. To do so, you must prove the following elements:

  1. Duty: The property owner owed you a duty of care by renting the space to you.
  2. Breach: The property owner breached this duty of care by failing to maintain the property or address hazards.
  3. Cause: This breach of duty directly led to the accident and injury.
  4. Damages: The accident and injury resulted in you suffering economic and noneconomic damages.

An attorney is helpful in gathering the necessary evidence to prove the elements of fault. If there is another party at fault for your injuries, such as the designer or manufacturer of an unreasonably dangerous product, an attorney can help you determine your options for compensation.

FAQs

Q: What Happens If You Get Injured in an Airbnb?

A: If you are injured while in an Airbnb, you could file a claim against the property owner or against Airbnb’s insurance provider, depending on the cause of your injury. If the property owner is liable due to negligence, then you could with Airbnb’s insurance liability coverage. If the property owner caused your injury deliberately or due to misconduct, you could file a civil claim against the property owner. In both cases, a claim can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other losses.

Q: How Do You File an Injury Claim With Airbnb?

A: To file an injury claim with Airbnb, you want to contact the customer support agents within the company. This can begin the process of a claim. If the property owner is the party found legally liable for your injury, then they can file a liability claim with the company to potentially avoid personal liability. You should contact an attorney during this process, as they can help you navigate the steps of filing the claim more successfully. They can also effectively negotiate with the company’s representatives.

Q: Can You Sue Airbnb for Emotional Distress?

A: You could sue Airbnb for emotional distress, but it is very complex to do so. Typically, emotional distress is more likely to be awarded as part of a personal injury claim, where you suffered emotional distress due to an injury and the long-term effects of that injury. Emotional distress is a type of noneconomic damages in a personal injury claim. If you are unsure whether you have a valid claim for emotional distress, you can talk through your situation with a skilled attorney.

Q: What Is the Injury Policy for Airbnb?

A: The injury policy for Airbnb states that if the property owner/host is legally liable for an injury due to their failure to maintain their property, then Airbnb liability coverage will compensate for those losses. Premises liability law in California states that property owners are responsible for the reasonable safety of their premises. Therefore, they are liable if

  1. Someone is injured due to a hazard that the property owner knew about or should have known about.
  2. They failed to address it or warn the individual of the hazard.

Work With Easton & Easton, LLP

There are many hazards on a property that can cause significant injuries. If you were injured while staying at an Airbnb, Easton & Easton, LLP, can help. Contact our team today.

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