Bed Bugs Lawyer

Bed bugs are one of the most dreaded pests. Not only do these bloodsucking critters cause physical and mental harm through excessive bites, but they can also be financially draining. Bed bugs may reside in hotel rooms, furniture, buses, resorts, and apartment buildings. If you were exposed to a bed bug infestation at an establishment or your home, a bed bug lawyer may be able to help you. Bed bug infestations should not be taken lightly. Managers and property owners have a duty to provide a clean and safe environment for customers and tenants. The Lake Law Firm can guide you through the steps of a bed bug lawsuit. 

Our law firm is currently handling bed beg lawsuits on behalf of individuals harmed by a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can leave long-lasting physical and emotional scars in addition to economic damages. 

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are reddish brown flat and oval-shaped insects that feed upon human and animal blood. An adult bed bug is roughly the size of an apple seed, so it can be challenging to detect. While bed bugs do not have wings, they crawl quickly over walls and floors. Bed bugs generally emerge during the night. During the day, these insects hide in cracks and crevices of mattresses, furniture, and walls.

How Does a Bed Bug Infestation Happen?

Bed bugs can enter a property in several ways. These critters can latch onto second-hand furniture, clothing, and other personal items. Since bed bugs stow away on so many objects, this makes it easy for them to travel from one place to another. That is why you may need to consult with a bed bug lawyer. Not only can people be bitten by bedbugs at locations they visit, but they can bring these pests home with them. 

Although bed bugs are not always indicative of uncleanliness, untidy locations make it easier for them to hide. Once inside, bed bugs rapidly reproduce. Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs during their lifetime. In the right conditions, bed bugs can mature in only a month and produce three or more generations in a year. 

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

Due to the size of bed bugs and their nocturnal habits, it can be hard to detect them. However, signs of a bed bug infestation include: 

  • Bloodstains on sheets 
  • Tiny black dots or rusty spots (bug excrement) on sheets, mattress seams, walls, and pajamas
  • A musty odor 
  • Eggs and eggshells – will resemble grains of rice, only smaller
  • Pale yellow shed skins

If you notice any signs of a bed bug infestation, ensure that you document the evidence. Take as many photographs or videos as you possibly can. Furthermore, keep any medical or exterminator bills, receipts for replaced property/relocation expenses, and any communication between you and the landlord or property owner. By gathering the necessary documentation, your bed bug lawyer will have a better chance of building a strong claim for you.  

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

Recognizing bed bug bites is an important piece to filing a bed bug lawsuit. Bed bugs gorge themselves on blood. Thankfully, they do not transmit diseases. However, this does not mean bed bugs are harmless. 

Some people do not show noticeable symptoms when bitten by bed bugs. For those that do react, bed bug bites are: 

  • Small red and swollen bumps
  • Itchy or burning 
  • Clustered together on parts of the body exposed while sleeping 

If you notice symptoms of bed bug bites, take extensive photographs and videos. Your bed bug lawyer will use this documentation as evidence in your claim against the responsible parties. 

Health Problems Linked to Bed Bugs

Bed bug bites can significantly impact your health. Health issues associated with bed bugs extend beyond just simple bites. Even though there is no disease transmission, bed bugs can have serious health effects. Exposure to bed bugs may result in: 

  • Asthma attacks 
  • Keloid scars
  • Anemia 
  • Infections 
  • Anaphylaxis 
  • Insomnia 
  • Anxiety  

You may qualify for a bed bug lawsuit if you have experienced any of the above injuries due to bed bugs. Contact The Lake Law Firm today for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible. 

Why You Should Hire a Bed Bug Lawyer 

Pursuing a lawsuit on your own can be time-consuming, costly, and intimidating. Bed bug lawsuits involve complex legal matters like personal injury and premises liability law. When you hire a bed bug lawyer from The Lake Law Firm, you and your claim are in good hands. Our skilled lawyers have the necessary experience to give your bed bug lawsuit a greater chance of success. We help you gather documentation, prepare and file your claim, and defend you every step of the way.  

Who Can I Sue in a Bed Bug Lawsuit?

You can encounter bed bugs in several locations. Hotels, Airbnb rentals, apartment complexes, home rentals, cruises, furniture stores, and offices may contain bed bugs. In these situations, you may be able to file a bed bug lawsuit against: 

  • Landlords
  • Property owners
  • Business owners

Since a bed bug infestation can occur nearly anywhere, landlords or property and business owners must exercise great caution. The owner or landlord’s responsibility is to prevent bed bugs through regular inspections and cleaning procedures. Guests, tenants, or customers must be properly notified when an infestation occurs. If the owner or landlord knew about the infestation or failed to take action to prevent it, they may be held liable in a bed bug lawsuit. 

Settlements and Verdicts in Bed Bug Lawsuits

Individuals affected by bed bug infestations have won significant settlements and verdicts through bed bug lawsuits. A few examples of bed bug lawsuit settlements and verdicts include: 

  • A jury ordered an apartment owner to pay $1.6 million to a family who dealt with bed bugs in their unit 
  • The Disneyland Resort agreed to pay $100,000 to a woman who claimed she was bitten by bed bugs while staying at a Disneyland hotel
  • Sixteen former and current tenants at a Los Angeles apartment complex secured $3.5 million in a bed bug lawsuit in 2017

Every bed bug claim is different. Many factors can influence how much you may receive in a bed bug lawsuit. The extent of your injuries or damages, costs related to your incident, whether the defendant knew about the infestation, and more can impact your case. Speak with a bed bug lawyer today to find out how much your bed bug claim might be worth. 

What Type of Compensation Can a Bedbug Lawyer Help Me Recover?

Are you a victim of bed bugs? A bed bug lawyer from The Lake Law Firm may be able to help recover compensation for any or all of the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

Though they are small creatures, bed bugs are capable of causing large problems. Bed bugs can interfere with your physical and mental health and damage your personal items or property. If you endured bed bugs at a hotel, apartment, rental property, or anywhere else, a bed bug lawyer can help you file a claim. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You 

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. A bed bug lawyer from The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.