I Had a Slip and Fall Accident at an AirBnB…What Happens Now?

Vacations are the ideal time to rest, relax, and recharge away from the routines of daily life – until an unexpected slip-and-fall accident hinders your plans. But what happens when the slip and fall occurs while staying at an AirBnB? 

AirBnB rentals have become a popular online service that provides short-term stays rented out by property owners. Whether you are searching for a beach-side escape on Kiawah Island or downtown Charleston, there is no shortage of possibilities! 

But for all the possibilities offered on AirBnB, there is an equal number of hazards that could lead to an accident. Keep reading to find out what happens next when you suffer a slip and fall at an AirBnB rental and how a slip and fall lawyer can help. 

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How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen at an AirBnB Rental? 

Booking an AirBnB rental is an adventure all on its own because you never know what you’ll be opening the door to. While many property owners aim to offer a unique and enjoyable experience to renters, some owners view their property as a source of income – and it shows. 

Some of the most common issues that can lead to a slip and fall accident in an AirBnB include: 

  • Uneven or cracked floors 
  • Slippery surfaces left behind by prior guests or housekeeping 
  • Broken or missing handrails on stairways 
  • Loose carpeting 
  • Poorly lit areas 
  • Water leaks 
  • Cluttered walkways or areas 
  • Exposed wires from electronics 

What Should I Do When I’m Injured at an AirBnB? 

When it comes to an injury, our team of slip and fall attorneys at Hoffman Law Firm recommend the following steps to navigate the aftermath of an accident – starting with recovery. 

Seek Medical Attention 

The first step after an injury, even if it’s minor, is getting the proper medical treatment.

Medical records can be one of the most important pieces of evidence in your personal injury case. Not only does it satisfy the physical damage element of a South Carolina premises liability claim, but it also helps to create a link between your time at the rental property and your injuries. 

Gather Evidence 

Under a premises liability claim, one of the key elements required to prove negligence is a “dangerous or unsafe condition.” Examples of unsafe conditions could be a torn corner of a rug or a missing rail on the staircase. 

When the accident occurs, take pictures of the scene and the hazard that caused your injuries. Be sure to take pictures from several angles, and collect contact information of witnesses, if any. 

Consult a Personal Injury Attorney 

Before moving forward with a claim, consult an attorney at Hoffman Law Firm. While some cases can be resolved without legal assistance, navigating conversations with insurance adjusters and AirBnB lawyers can be daunting – particularly in the midst of recovery. 

Our personal injury law firm aims to help you receive justice and get the compensation you deserve. Plus, you only pay us if we win. 

File a Claim with AirBnB

After an injury at a rental property hosted through AirBnB, file a claim with the company. Keep in mind, don’t make any moves, or say anything on record without the guidance of your slip and fall accident lawyer. 

What Happens if I’m Injured in Charleston But Live Out of State?

Most likely, your vacation took place outside of your home state. You are still eligible to file a compensation claim, however, any further legal proceedings will most likely take place in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Living out-of-state can make pursuing a claim that much more difficult, but not with a South Carolina personal injury lawyer on your side. Our experienced attorneys at Hoffman Law Firm can help you file a claim and fight for your right to compensation – including medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

Don’t Let an Accident Stand in the Way of Your Vacation! Contact Hoffman Law Firm Today

Board Certified Personal Injury Attorneys of Hoffman Law Firm in Charleston SC

With summer fast approaching, Charleston is a popular destination for visitors seeking some sun and southern charm – so don’t let an unexpected slip-and-fall injury stand in your way! 

We understand the challenges of recovering from an injury, and how overwhelming it can be to navigate the legal proceedings on your own – but you don’t have to! 

Located in Charleston, South Carolina, we proudly advocate for accident victims throughout the Palmetto State. We have established a reputation for success, as well as great service! To meet with a member of our team, schedule your free consultation today. We are here to help!

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