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Airbnb Accidents

Online booking platforms have proliferated in New York City. One that is well-known is Airbnb, the largest short-term rental market in the country with over $27 million in monthly revenue. While this has allowed small property owners to earn income, many Airbnbs in New York aren't legal, potentially violating building safety codes and putting guests at risk.

Getting an Airbnb Accident Lawyer in New York 

It is important to immediately do the following if you were injured in an Airbnb in New York:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Notify the property owner 
  • Document the accident scene
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer

The Porter Law Group's personal injury attorneys have secured millions* for numerous clients in New York. We stay current on evolving peer-to-peer business legislation to best represent our clients, especially in cases involving short-term rental businesses like Airbnb, Agoda, Tripadvisor, and many more. There are not many established precedents for these types of cases yet, so you will want to get the best representation you can if you want to win your case or negotiate a fair settlement. 

What is an Airbnb Accident Lawsuit?

Airbnb accidents are a type of premises liability case. If you were injured during your stay due to the property owner's negligence and failure to maintain safe conditions, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

New York Regulations on Airbnb

NYC, and other cities in the State have tightened Airbnb regulations, requiring:

  • Registration with the city
  • Limits on occupant numbers and stay durations
  • In-person inspections by the Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) 

Unlike hotels, Airbnbs were previously not subject to formal building codes and regulations. They are also not staffed with dedicated maintenance personnel who can easily spot potential hazards and fix them, or warn tenants promptly.  

Staying in a building not up to code could expose you to injury hazards and result in slip and fall accidents, structural collapse accidents, dog bite accidents, and many more. If you or a loved one are injured in a New York Airbnb, call Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation.

What Type of  Damages Can I Recover in an Airbnb Accident Lawsuit?

For a successful Airbnb accident lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the owner was negligent in addressing an unsafe condition that they knew about or should have been known to them, and that this was the cause of your injury.

As a victim of an Airbnb accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

How Can the Porter Law Group Help?

Our accomplished attorneys have the knowledge, resources, and tenacity to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. We understand that times are challenging, and we are here to help secure the best possible outcome for you and your family. We can bring your case to court, or arrange a suitable settlement for you, should that option be on the table. 

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. Call 833-PORTER9 or email info@porterlawteam.com

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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