Long Beach Airbnb Accident Attorney
Injuries can happen anywhere and, when they happen at an Airbnb, you need an experienced Long Beach premises liability attorney to help you determine who to hold responsible, legally. Long Beach is a popular tourist destination and, although we expect rental homes to be safe, particularly when a host has good reviews, accidents still happen. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV in Long Beach can assist you if you were injured in an accident that occurred while at an Airbnb. Call (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569 today to schedule a free initial consultation about the legal issues of an injury at an Airbnb.
Much like other premises liability matters, Airbnb hosts have a duty of care to maintain a safe home during a renter’s stay. If there is something that needs repairs, such as a stairwell, malfunctioning appliances, or even a slippery floor, it is the host’s responsibility to do their due diligence to repair it in a timely manner.
When property owners cut corners on costs and fail to make these necessary repairs to keep their guests safe, it can potentially lead to an accident. Under these circumstances, you may be able to hold them responsible for the injuries you sustained as a result of their negligence.
There are many types of accidents that can happen and many conditions that cause them. Here are some of the most common causes of Airbnb accidents:
- Broken stairs
- Loose rugs or torn carpeting
- Inadequate lighting
- Overly waxed or polished floors
- Stairways without handrails
- Wet floors
- Cluttered walkways
- Uneven flooring
- Unsafe amenities
- Unsanitary conditions
These are not the only hazards one might encounter at an Airbnb. Attorney Joseph H. Low IV will work with you to determine if the host of your Airbnb could be held liable for your injuries.
When it comes to Airbnb accidents and injuries, the homeowner and company may try to point the finger at one another. However, what really matters is who owns the property, who controls it, and who possesses it.
If you were injured during your stay at an Airbnb in Long Beach, there are some steps you can take in the aftermath of the accident to help build your case:
- Take pictures the area where you had your accident and any unsafe conditions that may have led to it
- If your injuries are visible, take pictures of them
- Report the accident to whoever has authority, such as the landlord, host, or Airbnb
It is also essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible to protect your health and to gather evidence for your case. If you wait hold off on medical attention, your injuries could worsen, and could have a negative impact on your case.
If you sustained injuries while at an Airbnb, it is essential to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to represent your case and, if necessary, stand for you in court to fight for the compensation you deserve. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV in Long Beach has what it takes to help you. Although the firm was founded in 2002, Attorney Joseph H. Low IV has been licensed since 1998 and is highly skilled in handling these legal matters. Call today at (562) 901-0840 and toll-free (888) 454-5569 to schedule your free, one-hour consultation to discuss the details in a Long Beach Airbnb accident case.