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Airbnb allows people to rent other people’s homes, rooms, or eccentric properties as overnight guests. Essentially, it is an alternative to renting a hotel room. Many Airbnbs offer unique experiences for travelers. As Airbnb has grown into a household name, most people feel that renting from the website is safe. However, everything has risks. Unfortunately, hundreds of cases of Airbnb sexual assault have been reported recently. In these instances, who can be held liable?

Can the Airbnb Company Be Held Liable?

In the past, Airbnb included a clause in their terms that stated renters who report being sexually assaulted must seek a judge to settle the dispute. In other words, they were unable to sue the company. However, last year, Airbnb changed this policy. They have now made it so that renters can hold the company responsible and bring forth sexual assault claims.

Can the Airbnb Host Be Held Liable?

Yes, you may be able to hold the Airbnb host responsible if they did not have adequate safety measures at the property and their misdoings or negligence directly led to the sexual assault being able to be committed.

Can the Attacker Be Held Liable?

Yes, you can pursue a personal injury sexual assault case against the individual or individuals who harmed you during your Airbnb stay.

Compensation After a Sexual Assault Attack

You may seek compensation for numerous damages after a traumatic intimate attack.

Some of the costs for which you can seek repayment include:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Trauma
  • Loss of consortium

It’s important to note that you may also seek compensation for sexual assault attacks occurring at other types of vacation properties, like hotels, resorts, VRBOs, and more.

Miami Sexual Assault Attorney

Our team at Mitchell & West, LLC can help determine who should be held liable after an assault in a vacation rental. Once we establish liability, we can help you with your claim and fight for you to be compensated fairly after being victimized while traveling. Contact our attorneys today for a confidential consultation and to learn more about your options.