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Airbnb has been around since 2008, but its recent rise in popularity over the last decade or so has completely changed the hospitality industry. Where travelers were once limited to hotels, motels or resorts, Airbnb allowed property owners to make their vacant properties or rooms in their homes available to anyone registered on the app. But if you were physically or sexually assaulted during your stay by a host or the friend of a host, an Airbnb sexual assault lawyer may be able to help.
If you were attacked during your stay in an Airbnb, we can offer you a free legal consultation. Our team of victim’s rights sexual assault lawyers can answer the following questions:
- What do I need to file a sexual assault lawsuit against Airbnb?
- Who can I sue after an Airbnb sexual assault?
- Can I receive compensation if I was assaulted during my Airbnb stay?
- Will Airbnb pay for my medical bills?
- Can I sue my Airbnb host?
Time may be limited to file your lawsuit depending on the state you reside. It’s important that you reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected. Call our team at 800-359-5690 to schedule a free consultation to get your questions answered. There is no obligation and all communications are completely confidential.
Is Airbnb liable for sexual assaults?
Generally speaking, Airbnb may be liable for your injuries if you were the victim of rape, molestation, harassment, illegal touching or any other physical attack. In a majority of these cases, the company failed to provide a safe environment for guests by failing to implement any sort of measures to keep guests safe. Similar companies such as VRBO may be on the hook for similar incidents.
To learn more about a sexual assault lawsuit against Airbnb, contact The Carlson Law Firm. We may be able to help you successfully pursue a claim against the parties liable for your injuries.
Can I file a lawsuit if I was sexually assaulted as a guest in an Airbnb?
Yes, if you were sexually assaulted as a guest during your stay, you will be able to file a lawsuit against Airbnb and potentially the host and other parties who may have been involved.
What other home-sharing platform might I be able to pursue a sexual assault lawsuit against?
In addition to Airbnb, other home-sharing platforms that may be liable in a sexual assault include VRBO and any other.
What is sexual assault?
Without question, sexual assault is more than rape. Sexual assault is any non-consensual act as defined by federal, state or tribal law. This includes acts in which one of the parties is unconscious. The federal definition of rape was updated for the first time since 1927 in 2012.
A sexual assault at an Airbnb can include the following:
- Inappropriate touching
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal assault
Discerning what sexual assault is can help you determine if an Airbnb sexual assault lawsuit is the right step for you. Our compassionate attorneys can help. It’s important that you seek medical attention right away if you’ve got cuts, bruises, genital damage, fractures or other types of injuries from your assault.
What compensation is available in an Airbnb Sexual Assault Lawsuit?
Like most other injury lawsuits, you may be able to recover the following with the help of an Airbnb sexual assault attorney:
- Medical treatment costs
- Psychological trauma
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs (if a loved one was killed)
- Punitive damages
Our compassionate victims’ sexual assault attorneys will be with you through every step of your legal journey. We can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with a caring Airbnb Sexual Assault Lawyer.
What steps should I take after an attack at an Airbnb?
Sexual assault and physical assaults are terrifying experiences that can leave you in shock and severely traumatized. They are also incredibly complex cases that require significant evidence. We understand that it may be difficult to think clearly after an assault—physical or sexual. Information that will help your attorney in your lawsuit against Airbnb include the following:
- Photos of the scene of the attack
- Police report
- Photos of your injuries
- An incident report filed with Airbnb
- Witness information
In addition to the above, seeking medical assistance for an exam and other medical treatment should be done as soon as possible.
The reason lawyers tell you to call as soon as possible is that we can help preserve evidence after an attack. Further, depending on where you live, the amount of time you have to file your claim may be a fairly short window.
How can I contact an Airbnb Sexual Assault Lawyer?
Our Airbnb sexual assault lawyers are available 24/7. Call us at 800-359-5690 to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team. Consultations are free, have no obligation and are 100% confidential.
We know how difficult it will be for you to come forward. Victims of sexual assault often deal with feelings of shame and embarrassment. Our attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm will be here for you when you’re ready to come forward. It is your right to hold Airbnb accountable for the harm that its negligent business model has caused.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
Sexual assault and abuse can take their toll on your well-being, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The Carlson Law Firm is ready to guide you through the legal steps you can take to begin the process of rebuilding your life after a home-sharing sexual assault.
We can help you determine where you can hold the company, perpetrator, landowner, or another party accountable for the harm you suffered. Our compassionate, hard-hitting legal team are the legal advocates you need. We have a team of attorneys with the knowledge, skill and passion for justice that you deserve. Contact our firm today for more information on how an Airbnb sexual assault attorney can assist you.