If you believe that a third party’s negligence resulted in a bed bug infestation and bites in your residence or during a stay at a hotel in Sacramento, you are not alone. With the help of the experienced Sacramento pre-litigation bed bug lawyers here at Bed Bug Injury Law, you may be able to recover compensation.
How Did a Bed Bug Infestation in Sacramento Occur?
Bed bugs are capable of traveling and living in nearly any location where people are present, regardless of the cleanliness of the location. This is why it’s far from unusual for Sacramento hotel visitors and residents to sustain bed bug bites or bring infestations home.
If you have recently received a furniture delivery from a furniture store or local rental outlet, this is another potential source for an infestation if the stores’ owners were negligent. Bed bugs can travel on used or even new furniture into the homes of unsuspecting residents in Sacramento.
It’s the duty of landlords, hotel owners, and business owners to make sure that bed bugs don’t spread in their facilities. If negligent practices result in an infestation and put guests, customers, or tenants at risk of sustaining bites and infestations, the parties responsible may be liable for any monetary or non-monetary damages.
How to Determine if You Have a Bed Bug Infestation in Sacramento
If you believe that bed bugs have infested your apartment, home, or hotel room, there are certain signs you can look for to identify bed bugs.
First, check for any bites, which will typically show up as small, red welts that itch, and may appear in a line or in clusters as several bites. In some cases, you may be able to spot adult bed bugs, which are roughly the same shape and size as apple seeds, and will appear light to dark brown or red. Small white eggs and pale shedding’s may also be present if you are unable to spot any adults. Excrement in the form of dark brown or red spots may also be visible on bedding if no other evidence is found.
Bed bugs are great at hiding, so check anyplace where they may try to remain hidden for days or weeks at a time, including any bedding, mattress edges, behind baseboards, or in other furniture or closets. Once you’ve spotted any evidence that bed bugs are present, take photographs and record video footage to use as proof if you want to build a potential bed bug case.
The Types of Compensation Victims Can Recover for Bed Bug Bites in Sacramento
If you’ve recently sustained any bed bug bite injuries or believe an infestation resulted from another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation with the assistance of a dependable Sacramento bed bug attorney who can provide representation on a pre-litigation basis for a case. The types of damages you may be able to recover can include both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Monetary damages you may be able to recover include financial losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, or the cost of replacing belongings such as bedding or other furniture that required disposal. Non-monetary damages could include any pain and suffering resulting from the infestation, including psychological distress and embarrassment regarding the infestation. Some victims even experience a fear of future incidents that causes trouble sleeping.
If you would like to learn more about the types of compensation you may be able to recover and determine if you have a case, contact us to request a free consultation with our experienced Sacramento bed bug attorneys.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. This firm handles claims nationwide on a pre-litigation basis. Some attorneys are not licensed to practice in certain jurisdictions. Although most bed bug cases resolve without a lawsuit, should one need to be filed in a jurisdiction the firm is not authorized to practice, our lawyers work with local counsel upon the execution of a new agreement.