In North Carolina, can I file an injury claim with Airbnb and against the rental property owner? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance takes precedence for most personal injury claims arising from accidents like slips, trips, falls, near drownings and electric shocks. You may still have the right to file a claim against the owner of the Airbnb rental, however, because North Carolina’s Vacation Rental Act gives landlords legal duties to keep their properties in a safe condition and proper repair. Those duties extend to repairing or replacing major appliances, which the Airbnb policy does not cover.