When you go on vacation, it’s common to have the highest expectations for the trip you are taking. You have rented a luxury home, the weather forecast looks good, and you have taken time off work to enjoy your time to the maximum. You have the right to expect that the property you have rented is reasonably safe for both you and the other guests you bring along, including your children.
If you or one of your loved ones became injured in the rental home on your vacation because the property was in disrepair, you may feel as though the vacation dream that you were looking forward to for months has turned into a nightmare.
Property owners have a legal duty to only rent homes that are safe, however. Therefore, you may be able to take legal action for the pain and suffering you have endured. The following is an overview of what you need to know before making a premises liability claim.
You need to show that negligence occurred
The property owner should have made certain that all the home’s electrics were well-maintained, and there should be no smashed glass or poorly maintained utilities that could present a danger to guests. To be successful in your claim, you will need to show that the premises owner has failed in their duty toward you in some way and were negligent.
You need to show causation and loss
Not only will you need to show negligence, but you will also need to show that this negligence caused your injuries — and that those injuries resulted in some kind of financial loss to you, through your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other expenses.
If you were hurt or a loved one was injured on a vacation property, make sure that you take action to claim fair compensation for your losses.