What to Know About Being Injured in an Airbnb Accident in California

If you have been injured in an accident while staying at an Airbnb property, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about recovering compensation for your damages, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to contact our skilled California personal injury attorney. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case when you are ready. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help.

What is Airbnb’s host protection plan?

Sustaining injuries can take a toll on an individual both physically and emotionally. Many individuals who are injured in accidents find themselves struggling financially due to medical bills and missed work.

If you have been injured in an Airbnb accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Airbnb has its own insurance plan for accidents and injures called the Host Protection Insurance. This plan is responsible for providing compensation rather than the host of Airbnb. Airbnb may provide up to $1 million in compensation. However, there are some cases that Airbnb does not provide coverage for including the following:

  • Intentional acts, such as a guest fighting with another person and sustaining an injury
  • Accusations of slander or defamation of character
  • Property issues, such as bed bugs, asbestos, communicable diseases, or certain other unsafe living conditions
  • Auto accidents, such as car accidents occurring on the premises

If you were involved in one of the above incidents, it is still possible to recover compensation, just not from Airbnb. To learn more about how you can take legal action against the property owner, reach out to our skilled personal injury attorney to discover how our firm can assist you. Our legal team will walk you through the steps of filing a successful personal injury claim to recover the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file an Airbnb accident claim?

You will need to file your personal injury claim within California’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations refers to the deadline you must meet to take legal action. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is generally two years. It is important that you file your claim within this period of time to avoid being barred from suing. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today. We are here to help.


When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.