Average Settlement Value of a Airbnb Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Airbnb has become popular in recent years because of their accessibility, affordability, and hint of character that can be found at every location. Airbnb is an app-based service that allows travelers an alternative to the classic hotel room and instead is given the opportunity of renting out people’s homes, rooms, and backhouses. However, like hotels, slip, and fall accidents can occur as a result of the negligent actions of the Airbnb owner and operator. Many who suffer Airbnb slip and fall accident injuries are often left in the dark in regards to their legal rights, and those who are aware are often curious about how much their Airbnb injury case is worth. Fortunately, at Normandie Law Firm our experienced attorneys can help you estimate a potential Airbnb accident injury settlement amount, and guide you through the often arduous process of building a case, filing a claim, and reaching a satisfactory settlement amount that compensates the damages you suffered. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law offices in Los Angeles, California for a free consultation from one of our well-versed legal advisors.

The Airbnb Service & Slip and Fall Accidents
Airbnb is an online service which provides travelers with a wide variety of locations to rent out in tourist locations across the world. These locations range from single rooms to multi-room vacation homes. Airbnb doesn’t directly own any of the locations which are listed on their online marketplace, and instead serves only as a ‘middle-man’ between customers and Airbnb hosts. According to company reports, the company has over 3,000,0000 locations scattered across 191 countries. While Airbnb collects a small fee from hosts, it is the hosts that are responsible for setting the location price, organizing the booking process, and providing hospitality to guests. While very different from hotels, accidents can occur at an Airbnb just as easily as they can at hotels. However, unlike hotels, if an accident occurs at an Airbnb, the Airbnb company is not liable for the damages. When an accident occurs at an Airbnb and an Airbnb guest is injured; as a result, that guest would instead have to seek compensation by filing a suit against the Airbnb host rather than the company itself. For this reason, many who file slip and fall and other accident lawsuits against are unsure of the value of their Airbnb slip and fall case. Firstly, when filing an Airbnb slip and fall accident, it is incredibly important that you can identify the injuries and damages that you endured. Slip and fall accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries from minor slip and fall accidents to truly devastating injuries such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries. To give you an idea of what kind of damages you can receive compensation for we’ve included the common injuries that can be caused by slip and fall accidents:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries can range from minor contusions (or brain bruising) to more severe traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. Some TBIs can cause ongoing seizures, mood changes, cognitive impairment and other debilitating symptoms. In most cases, head injuries require emergency room treatment, or hospitalization and in more severe cases can result in death.
  • Hip Fractures: Hip fractures often require surgery and extended hospitalization. In some more serious cases, surgery may be necessary to implant an artificial hip. Out of every five hip fracture patients, one of them dies due to their injuries
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Injury to the spinal cord can lead to permanent paralysis, temporary paralysis and other severe neurological and sensory impairments
  • Shoulder Injuries: Slip (trip) and fall accidents can result in shoulder dislocations or more severe forms of shoulder injuries called brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connect the shoulder, arm, and hand to the spinal cord. These injuries are often treated with surgery followed by extensive physical therapy
  • Sprains and Fractures: The force of slipping and falling can cause minor to severe bone injuries. In some cases, the impact of the ground could cause minor sprains, in others; it could cause debilitating bone breakage that may result in temporary disability. Some of the common fractures that victims suffer include hip, spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand.

Unfortunately, determining the compensation value of your case involves more than just the injuries that you endured. When it comes to discerning a potential Airbnb injury lawsuit payout, it is in your best interest to seek legal guidance from an attorney with experience in slip and fall cases.

How much is the value of an Airbnb Injury Case?
When Airbnb guests are injured during their stay as a result of the negligence or misconduct of an Airbnb host, the guest has every right to sue for the damages that they have endured. Slip and fall accidents can cause some truly devastating damages, and many who survive these accidents are often left with not only the physical damages, but the financial damages caused by receiving treatment for the injuries. As a result, those who seek to file a slip and fall lawsuit against Airbnb, are often left in the dark in regards to the value of their Airbnb accident injury case.

Fortunately, victims of Airbnb slip and fall accidents that come into our law firm can have their questions regarding the case value of their Airbnb slip and fall case. Often, when our clients ask: how much an Airbnb slip and fall accident case is worth, they usually already have legal representation, however, are unsatisfied with the service they have been given thus far. However, regardless if you already have an attorney or not, our legal team at Normandie, is committed to ensuring all of our clients receive the resources they need to reach a satisfactory outcome to their case.

Unfortunately, determining the average case value of an Airbnb slip and fall accident can be somewhat challenging. This is the case because there is a multitude of factors involved in calculating the value of any one case. While our attorneys could come up with a potential average, there is no guarantee that this average would apply to you and your case. For example, if you suffered a slip and fall accident at an Airbnb but only suffered minor injuries, you will more than likely receive a far smaller compensation amount than a case where a slip and fall victim suffers life-altering damages.

That is not to say that determining the value of your case is impossible, however. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can calculate the compensable damages that make up your case. The compensable damages in every case are divided into three categories: monetary damages, nonmonetary damages, and punitive damages.

Monetary damages often make up the largest portion of any case value. The monetary damages of a case are usually the easiest to determine as they are made up of calculable values. Some of the components involved in calculating monetary damages are bulleted below:

  • Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Wages: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Future Wages: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

Nonmonetary damages are often challenging to calculate as the components that them up don’t have a universal monetary value. When calculating nonmonetary damages, it is in your best interest that you seek guidance from an attorney as they will be able to help you discern an estimate of the nonmonetary damages of your case. The components used in calculating nonmonetary damages are bulleted below:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

Lastly, are the punitive damages that can be added to the value of your case. Punitive damages are often applied to a compensation payout to punish the defendant for their negligent actions and to deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. In some cases, attorneys will settle a case without arguing for punitive damages, resulting in a settlement amount that is far lower than what the plaintiff might originally expect. At Normandie Law Firm our attorneys are committed to arguing for all of the damages that you deserve; punitive damages included.

Filing a lawsuit against an Airbnb and determining potential Airbnb accident injury settlement amounts can be incredibly difficult. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation from an attorney experienced in representing clients injured in slip and fall accidents. Having the right attorney by your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an Airbnb slip and fall accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of a host, you may be eligible to file a claim for significant monetary compensation. However, the process of doing so can be challenging without the assistance of a skilled attorney. At Normandie Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys can not only help you determine your potential Airbnb accident injury settlement amount, but are committed to ensuring you receive the resources you require to reach a settlement that you deserve. If you file a claim with our law firm you could find some, if not all of the damages compensable to you:

  • All of you medical and hospitalization costs
  • All of your future medical care and treatment
  • A loss of income and loss of future earnings due to long-term recovery or permanent disability due to the accident
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of Airbnb slip and fall accidents can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation for their injuries. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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