Florida Vacation Rental Accident Lawyer
If you are seriously hurt staying at a vacation rental like VRBO or Airbnb, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Homeowners and hosts who rent their property short-term must take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of guests staying on their property. When short-term rental owners don’t take this responsibility seriously, their guests could suffer a significant injury.
Since 1963, Wolfson & Leon has represented people severely hurt in accidents at vacation rental properties, hotels, and resorts. We understand the pain and stress accident victims face when seriously hurt and work tirelessly to get the best settlement possible. If your family life has been affected by a severe accident at a Florida vacation rental, we invite you to call us today for a free case consultation at 305-285-1115.Common Dangers at a Vacation Rental
Florida vacation rentals are a popular alternative to staying at a hotel or resort. Sites like VRBO or Airbnb make connecting travelers with short-term rental properties easy. Whether you are looking for a room with a host family through Airbnb or want to rent an entire house for your family through VRBO, there are countless vacation rental properties available in Florida.
Vacation rentals offer the comforts you would find in your home. Many homes have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a living area to hang out in, and a full-size kitchen. You may also find rentals with large backyards, pools, and decks to enjoy an evening sunrise.
While vacation rentals offer many conveniences, they are not free of dangers. The amenities the home has to offer may not be safe if the homeowner does not properly maintain them. And when homeowners do not take appropriate steps to keep their property safe, guests could suffer severe injuries, even death.
Some of the most common dangers guests face when staying at a Florida vacation rental are:
- Broken swings, playground equipment, or trampolines
- Exterior stairs, walkways, or decks which are not adequately maintained or weakened from constant exposure to sun and rain.
- Appliances with broken parts or faulty wiring
- Leaking toilets, sinks, or showers
- Pool areas without appropriate safeguards
- Broken railings or staircases
- Driveways and sidewalks with broken pavement or holes
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Showers and bathtubs that don’t have non-slip surfaces.
- Fire hazards or electrocution due to bad wiring
- Malfunctioning refrigerators or freezers leak water onto the floor.
- Poor exterior lighting at night
- Falling objects
- Fireplaces without the appropriate screens or safety equipment
- Criminal activity
When the homeowner failed to take appropriate steps to keep their property safe, and you slipped and fell getting out of the shower or were severely burned using a faulty oven, you might be able to recover compensation for the injuries you have sustained. You can find out if you have a case by calling Wolfson & Leon today for your free consultation at 305-285-1115.Why Call a Florida Vacation Rental Accident Lawyer?
Vacation rental accidents can be tricky. While you may be able to demonstrate you were harmed, you must also prove that the accident resulted from the homeowner’s negligence. So, it is vital to build a defensible case.
Speaking with a Florida vacation rental accident lawyer is a good first step to take when you are badly hurt. The Florida personal injury lawyers at Wolfson & Leon review the legal merits of your case. We can answer questions and share possible legal options with you.
Should you choose to pursue a Florida vacation rental accident claim, we will help build your case and work to reach the best settlement possible. You will pay no legal fees for our services unless we settle your case. If you were seriously hurt staying at a Florida vacation rental, we encourage you to call us today at 305-285-1115 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Wolfson & Leon proudly serves Florida residents from our offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, and Miami. If you were seriously hurt in a Florida vacation rental accident, call us today at 305-285-1115.