Injured At An Airbnb or Vacation Rental In New Jersey?
January 17, 2019
BY: Domhnall O'Cathain
We are deep in the winter here in New Jersey. Many are thinking of ski vacations and many more are thinking about their summer vacations. If you can save the money, the rest is pretty easy
Long gone are the days of travel agents. Today, we can go straight to the website for the airline and the hotel to book our vacations. For those who want a little more home comfort than a hotel offers, they can log into Airbnb, VRBO or other online platforms that let them rent a home or apartment while traveling.
New Jersey Is A Popular Location For NYC Visitors
Many travelers to New York City and the tristate area are using northern New Jersey was a convenient location to rent through Airbnb and VBRO. In particular, towns like Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, and Weehawken are popular with visitors to this area who book through Airbnb and VRBO.
Because of the high turnover with some of these rental homes and rental apartments, the owners are not always keeping up with the necessary maintenance. A neglected home is a negligent home that can cause trip and fall accidents and slip and fall accidents.
When a homeowner is renting through Airbnb, VRBO or other online home-share platforms, the homeowner must inspect the property to look for dangerous conditions and keep the property safe. The homeowner is like a hotel owner who owes a duty to keep the property safe for customers. If the renter is injured because of homeowner negligence, a lawsuit can be filed.
If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a homeowner of a property you rented through Airbnb, VBRO or similar platform, the personal injury team at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, is available for a free consultation.