Bed Bug Bite Victims’ Rights

What rights to bed bug bite victims have?

A bed bug bite is a painful reminder of some of the dangers of staying in a hotel.  Bed bugs can strike just about anywhere, something many unfortunate victims have discovered the hard way. It may be in a hotel, a motel, a resort, a large apartment complex or a small private residence. When you wake up to find itchy, swollen bite marks on you, it quickly becomes obvious that bed bugs Bed Bug Bite Victims’ Rights  have infested your sleeping area. Whether it is the most expensive hotel in town or a budget motel, the possibility of getting bit is the same. In fact, one out of five people will find themselves in this position.  Becoming a bed bug bite victim is very painful both physically and mentally.

It can be very disturbing to learn that parasites were feeding on you while you slept. Once you realize how hard it can be to get rid of bed bugs—and how they can come home with you in your luggage or on your clothing—you may feel more than just disturbed. You may feel frustrated and angry.

As a bed bug infestation victim, it is important that you are aware of your rights. There is a possibility that you can obtain compensation for your injuries by taking legal action. The only way to be sure is to speak with an attorney, which is where we come in. Our bed bug law team is here to answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights. If we determine you have a case, we can represent you through every stage of that case. Start to finish, we are here to assist you.

What makes a strong bed bug case?

The possibility of a strong bed bug case is based on your specific circumstances. There are certain situations that make for better cases than others. When you speak with your attorney, he or she will look for things like:Bed Bug Bite Victims’ Rights

  • Negligence. When a hotel owner knew about a bed bug infestation, but failed to address the problem and rented out rooms anyway, this is considered negligence. The strongest cases are usually based on negligence.
  • Breach of warranty of habitability. If a business taking money in exchange for offering habitable spaces, that business is required to ensure that the property is in fact habitable.
  • Breach of contract. If a landlord signed an agreement with you to provide a habitable property and fails to do so, he or she has breached your contract.

One of the biggest reasons why you need a bed bug attorney is because your attorney will have the training to identify strong legal reasons to pursue a case. Things like negligence need to be proved to win the court to your side. Your lawyer will have a good idea if he or she can prove that your rights were infringed upon.

What kind of damages can you collect?

When you pursue a bed bug bite case, you will be seeking damages by the hotel. The type of damages can vary, including:

  • Medical care to treat your bites when you first notice them.
  • Medical care after the initial care, such as surgery to remove scarring.
  • Pain and suffering.Bed Bug Bite Victims’ Rights
  • Money to cover lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injuries.
  • Costs for replacing your property, such as your furniture.
  • Costs for treating bed bug infestations.
  • Treatment for mental issues, such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Another type of damage that may or may not apply in your case is punitive. Punitive damages may be possible if your attorney can show that the manager or owner was reckless and demonstrated a wanton disregard for your health and safety.

You need an experienced bed bug attorney

When you are considering filing a lawsuit, you want to have an experienced lawyer on your side to maximize your chances of success.

Please contact us today to speak to an attorney. Put our skills and resources to work for you!

6 thoughts on “Bed Bug Bite Victims’ Rights”

  1. I have a claim however I am dissatisfied with the handling of my claim,all evidence have been provided,pics,medical report ,and pic of bug.consideing getting new representation .

  2. I have a lease agreement with Aaron’s in Gaffney sc on some furniture and me & my son was bitten by bug bugs when I inspected the furniture I found my Chase/Chair was infested with hundreds of bed bugs I have had the furniture since February 23 2018. When the furniture was delivered I noticed some black colored stains inside the Chase I asked the delivery guy about it and was told it was stains from previous owner but the had cleaned the furniture as much as they possibly could have I didn’t think any more of it until me and my grandson fell asleep on it Saturday July 15 2018 when we awoke on Sunday me & my grandson had red itchy bite marks on our backs and legs and arms I contacted Aaron’s on monday morning to report it and I keep getting a run around it’s been almost a week plz help me

  3. I would like to request some assistance in dealing with a specific situation I have just encountered. While staying at the Emerald Isle Motel located in Hampton New Hampshire I discovered multiple concerns and one of them it was the bedbugs. There were a bed bug feces all over the bed bug protective covers which by the way had holes in them as well as bed bugs skins all over the bed and feces all over the I took pictures of brought this to the attention of the management who at to my dismay was extremely rude and toldI took pictures of brought this to the attention of the management who at to my dismay was extremely rude and told me my car was dirtier than the room… I suppose in one way that’s an admission of the rooms filth? and any rate I have contacted the Board of Health and was told that the building inspector will not be in until tomorrow will and I will be calling him back then I’m also going to file a report with the Better Business Bureau and I I’m requesting your assistance in regard to the situation is I don’t really know how to proceed from here but do feel that it is unjust that we spent $300 to stay in a bed bug infested filthy room without so much as a sorry instead an insult. Furthermore I’m more concerned about other people contacting and spreading bed bugs from this particular motel.

  4. It sounds like you have a terrible experience. Bed bugs can ruin a vacation very quickly and the pain can last for weeks or longer. If you were injured by bed bugs, contact our office for a case evaluation. You can also visit http://www.bedbuglaw.com/do-i-have-a-case to upload photos, videos and a summary of what happened to you.

  5. Sherry, I am sorry to hear about the bed bug infestation in your home. Aarons furniture rentals are a common source of bed bug claims for our office. Was July 15 the first time you noticed bite marks? What happened from February until July? Was anyone bitten? Did anyone sit or sleep on the chaise/chair? Did you see any bugs? Were bed bugs found anywhere else in your home? These are important questions if you are going to blame Aarons for the bed bugs. You must prove that Aarons gave you bed bug infested furniture to file a successful claim. Please contact us so we can discuss this issue further.

  6. Derick, we will gladly review any information regarding your bed bug bite injury claim. Keep in mind, if you already have an attorney, it is advisable that you speak with them first to determine if the problems can be worked out.

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