What Happens if I Am Injured While Staying at an Airbnb?

Airbnb has proven to be a reliable and affordable service, especially compared to staying in hotels. This holiday season, there is a very good chance you will stay in an Airbnb when traveling to visit your friends or family. Unfortunately, these places are not always safe, and if you are injured while staying at an Airbnb, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.

What is Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance and how can it benefit me?

If you are someone who has sustained an injury while staying at an Airbnb, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation. In many cases, depending on your injury, Airbnb offers injured guests Host Protection Insurance. Essentially, this insurance can cover up to $1 million in damages. Therefore, if you are injured in an accident while staying in an Airbnb, you will most likely sue Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance, as opposed to the landlord or host directly. However, you should also understand that there are various injuries that are not covered by Airbnb’s liability coverage, including those due to communicable diseases contracted at the Airbnb, injuries sustained due to intentional acts, injuries incurred while intoxicated, and injuries sustained in auto accidents on the premises.

What should I do if the Host Liability Coverage does not cover the extent of my injuries?

Unfortunately for many, the $1 million provided by Airbnb’s Host Liability Coverage often does not cover the extent of the cost of their injuries. For example, if you are someone who required multiple surgeries, multiple overnights in the hospital, rehabilitation, and more, there is a very good chance that your damages exceeded $1 million. That being said, if you find yourself in this situation, you should immediately retain the services of a Texas personal injury attorney who can fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Do not wait to take legal action, for the statute of limitations in Texas for personal injury claims is, generally, two years, giving the wrongly injured, in most cases, two years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely lose your right to sue. We are here to help you today.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.