Bed Bug Bites? We Can Help!

Bit by bed bugs? Here are 4 things to do now

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2023 | Bed Bug Injuries

Property owners are legally obligated to maintain safe conditions for their visitors. Therefore, you may be entitled to seek compensation if you have suffered bed bug bites in a hotel, apartment or other property. 

However, there are steps you should take to help ensure you have a strong case and increase the chances of a fair settlement, as detailed below.

1. Document the infestation

The first step in seeking compensation for bed bug bites is documenting the infestation thoroughly. Take clear and detailed photographs of the infested areas, including the bugs, any bites on your body and any visible signs of bed bug activity. These visual records serve as critical evidence to support your claim. 

Additionally, record the dates, times and locations, as well as any communication you had with the responsible parties, such as landlords or hotel management.

2. Seek medical treatment

Getting treated for your bed bug bites is crucial for establishing the origin and extent of your injuries. Visit a healthcare professional who can evaluate your condition, provide necessary treatment and document the medical findings. 

Remember to keep copies of your medical records, including details of your injuries, prescribed medications and any related expenses. These records will be essential in proving the extent of your physical harm and linking it to the bed bug infestation.

3. Understand the damages you can claim

It also helps to understand the damages you are entitled to. They include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, among others

Identifying and proving your damages is crucial as it will determine the value of your claim and the compensation due to you.

4. Protect your legal rights

Navigating the legal process of seeking compensation for bed bug bites can be complex and challenging. Not everyone gets the compensation they deserve. Therefore, it is wisest to seek legal assistance to protect your rights and interests.

Contact our highly experienced team at Bed Bug Law. We will guide you through the claims process, help gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies and represent your interests in court, if necessary.