Airbnbs are hugely popular across South Florida. Millions of people prefer staying in an Airbnb because they’re flexible and convenient, and they feel more like home than a traditional hotel. You can rent an Airbnb minutes from our beautiful beaches and near all the sites you want to see, and you can even move around to different Airbnbs throughout your vacation.
But what exactly is Airbnb liable for in terms of injuries, accidents, illnesses, and other damages? The legal issues surrounding Airbnb liability might seem a bit unclear, but depending on the circumstances, there are certain incidents for which Airbnb or the host may be liable:
You get injured while staying in your Airbnb. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, accidents can happen, especially when people are unfamiliar with the layout of the place they’re staying. Whether it’s a fall down the stairs, an injury from a piece of furniture breaking, or something else, Airbnb may be liable.
Your property is stolen during your stay. Some people have the bad luck of experiencing a break-in while staying at an Airbnb, and important valuables are stolen like laptops, iPads, cell phones, passports, credit cards, or cash.
Your Airbnb is not as described when you booked it, or not up to suitable standards. We’ve all been misled by something on the internet before, and Airbnb is no exception. If you arrive at your Airbnb to find it’s not as described, or if the property is not up to suitable standards but you’re still refused a refund, please contact us.
What to do if you want to file an Airbnb lawsuit
There are several steps you should take before contacting an attorney about filing a lawsuit:
- Document everything. Take as many photos and videos of the property as you can, from every possible angle. This evidence can be helpful in corroborating your series of events.
- Document all communication between you and the Airbnb host, and any communication between you and law enforcement. These communications may be used if you file a lawsuit.
- Contact an attorney who has experience in this area. You want someone on your side who understands the complexities and nuances involved when dealing with Airbnb and Airbnb hosts.
For more information about filing a lawsuit against Airbnb, or if you have any questions, please contact our legal team today. We look forward to hearing from you.