Arizona Airbnb Personal Injury Attorney
With their uniqueness, increased convenience, and relatively low prices, Airbnbs have become a popular option for hotel stays when vacationing. However, Airbnb is prone to accidents, just like other living spaces. Arizona’s law entitles victims to compensation for damages when such Airbnb accidents are due to someone else’s negligence.
However, Airbnb and related personal injury lawsuits are relatively new and complex. Airbnb does not own the rentals but allows hosts to list them on their website. Consequently, you may be confused as to who is liable for your damages when injured during a stay. A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can help you.
Whether you are a resident or are visiting Arizona, Barry Bellovin of the Bellovin Law Firm, PLLC is here for you. He will guide you through the complex legal process while helping you recover the compensation you need and deserve for a Tucson Airbnb accident due to another’s negligence.
Common Airbnb Accidents
While an Airbnb accident can be due to various reasons, most accidents are due to negligence. Some of the most common Airbnb accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and fall accidents
- Stairway accidents
- Smoke/carbon dioxide inhalation
- Swimming pool accidents
- Collapsing ceiling accidents
- Defective furniture accidents
- Balcony falls
- Sexual assault
- Negligent security
Airbnb and Premises Liability
With Arizona’s law requiring property owners to ensure their properties and facilities are in reasonably safe conditions, most Airbnb personal injury lawsuits fall under premises liability. Essentially, the property owner is liable for any accidents due to their failure to ensure the property is safe for renters. For instance, the property owner could be liable for trips and falls due to an uneven carpet, a fall due to missing stair rails cracked or broken steps, or slippery showers or jacuzzi.
However, to recover damages in a premise liability claim against a property owner, you must first show that the defendant owned, possessed, or was in control of the property at the time of the accident. As with other personal injury claims involving negligence, you must also prove several elements, including;
- the defendant owed you a duty of care,
- they failed to act within that duty of care,
- their negligent failure to act or safeguard the premises caused your injuries and other damages
Besides the property owner, other parties may also be liable for Airbnb accidents, including Airbnb, property managers, cleaning companies, furniture makers, and other third parties.
Airbnb Insurance and Liability Exceptions
Airbnb provides property owners with liability coverage of up to $1 million if an Airbnb guest is injured. However, there are exceptions to the liability coverage, including:
- intentional acts
- damages caused by guests
- weather-related damages
Why You Need an Airbnb Personal Injury Attorney
Besides the Airbnb liability coverage, the host may also have additional insurance coverage. Typically, you might find yourself dealing with multiple insurance companies while pursuing compensation for your injuries. You may also need to navigate complex legal issues such as multiple defendants and insurance companies.
Generally, an Airbnb personal injury lawsuit is complex and can overwhelm you, especially if you are recovering from injuries sustained in the accident. However, a skilled lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and/or guide you through the legal process while helping you get fair compensation.
Contact an Arizona Airbnb Personal Injury Attorney
Airbnb personal injury issues are not always straightforward, considering all the complex issues involved, including who is liable for damages between Airbnb and the property owner. However, a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process. If you are in Arizona and you or a loved one has been injured in an Airbnb accident due to another’s negligence, you can contact Barry Bellovin of the Bellovin Law Firm, PLLC. He is a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney and will help you to receive the compensation you need and deserve. Contact him today for strong and knowledgeable legal representation.