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Filing an Injury Claim Against an Airbnb in San Francisco

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Chuck Geerhart
Injury Claim Against an Airbnb

Many people who travel for work or fun use Airbnb.

Although most guests enjoy their Airbnb rentals, some have had unpleasant and even harmful experiences.

If you suffered injuries during an Airbnb stay, you might have an injury claim against Airbnb.

However, since Airbnb claims can be complicated, it’s best to consult with an experienced attorney.

Can I Sue for Injuries from an Airbnb Accident in San Francisco?

Property owners owe parties that enter their properties a duty of care. The only exception to this rule is people who trespass.

A property owner’s duty of care includes ensuring that their premises are safe for their guests and that they routinely address and identify any potentially harmful hazards.

When property owners fail to identify and address hazards or ignore them, they breach their duty of care.

For this reason, if a property owner fails to take appropriate precautions to ensure a safe premises and a guest is injured, the guest could file an injury lawsuit.

Filing an Injury Claim Against Airbnb in San Francisco

To file a lawsuit against Airbnb, the injured guest must be able to prove that a negligent action occurred.

They will also have to prove that the negligent action (or inaction) caused their injuries.

Essentially, the injured guest will file a premises liability claim asserting that the Airbnb property owner either caused the hazard, knew about it and took no action, or was unaware of it but should reasonably have known it existed.

If you are injured, there are several steps you can take to help ensure you can effectively pursue an injury claim against San Francisco Airbnb owners.

They include:

  • Immediately report your accident to your Airbnb host;
  • Contact Airbnb directly and report the accident and the injuries you suffered;
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident;
  • Take pictures of any visible injuries;
  • Gather witness information (if any witnesses were present);
  • Get medical attention for your injuries;
  • After seeking medical attention, make sure to keep all medical notes, receipts, medication prescriptions, and any other related evidence;
  • Hold on to receipts, documents, bank statements, and proof of booking that you made with Airbnb; and
  • Seek a San Francisco Airbnb injury attorney’s assistance immediately.

Remember that personal injury lawsuits are subject to filing deadlines. In California, personal injury claims must be filed within a two-year statute of limitations.

This means that victims and a victim’s family members typically have two years to file their claim.

If a claimant does not file within the appropriate length of time, they will lose their right to sue and receive compensation.  

The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart Can Help You with Your Claim

If you have a San Francisco Airbnb injury claim, the Law Office of Chuck Geerhart can help.

We have over 30 years of experience in premises liability and personal injury law and are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with big corporations.

We can review your Airbnb injury claim, tell you what we think it’s worth, and answer all your questions.

From start to finish, the Law Office of Chuck Geerhart will work tirelessly to achieve your best possible outcome.

Contact us online or call us today at 415-577-4922 for a free consultation.

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