Bed bugs are an increasingly severe problem across the U.S., including in the Fort Worth areas. Bed bugs invade Fort Worth Texas homes, hotels and businesses. Bed bugs cause significant damages to victims who suffer bed bug infestations or bed bug bites in their Fort Worth home, apartment, hotel or other location.
Find out more by contacting the pre-litigation Fort Worth Texas bed bug attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your bed bug case representation.
How can I determine if I have bed bugs in my Fort Worth home or hotel?
Bed bugs have a knack for hiding. They live and breed in several locations in your home or Fort Worth, Texas hotel room. Bed bugs hide along baseboards, behind pictures and other wall décor, inside dresser drawers and upholstered furniture.
If you find bed bugs, you likely discover them in various life cycle stages. If possible, take pictures to show your bed bug attorney when you have your consultation for your bed bug case. Remember to take pictures of suspected bed bug bites as well, if you can.
How did I get bed bugs in my Fort Worth Texas apartment, home or hotel?
Bed bugs have the ability to go long periods without a blood meal. Just because your home or apartment sat empty for a while does not mean that it does not have bed bugs. The previous tenant or homeowner could easily move out and leave their bed bug infestation behind.
When people stay in hotels, they potentially bring and then leave bed bugs behind when they leave their Fort Worth Texas hotel. They have the ability to make you their next victim when you check into your hotel room.
Bed bugs travel from your hotel
Bed bugs could hitch a ride in luggage or other personal belongings when you leave your Fort Worth area hotel room. You unknowingly bring them home with you and end up with a bed bug infestation.
Once bed bugs go home with you, they potentially feed on you and other family members and take up residency in your home or apartment. You risk suffering potentially severe consequences of bed bug infestations.
Is it true that bed bugs make people sick?
If you suffer bed bug bites in the Fort Worth area, you should know that bed bugs do, in fact, potentially cause people to become very ill. The Lancet points to the fact that bed bugs collected on several different occasions in Senegal contained Hepatitis B surface antigen in both unengorged nymphs and adult bedbugs. Researchers concluded, “The bedbug must be considered a potential vector of hepatitis-B virus.”
Additionally, researchers from Penn Medicine Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru conducted multiple experiments and determined that bed bugs “Can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.”
Are there consequences for negligence related to bed bugs in Fort Worth Texas?
The National Conference of State Legislatures points to the fact that Texas V.T.C.A., Health & Safety Code § 341.011 Nuisances and General Sanitation lists the presence of bed bugs in any public sleeping accommodations a public health nuisance. Landlords have the responsibility to keep properties free of bed bugs as well.
When a hotel, home or apartment owner fails to keep the premises free of bed bugs, you potentially have reason to sue and recover both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Should I hire a Fort Worth bed bug bite attorney to sue a hotel?
In many cases, you may experience a bed bug infestation in a hotel that is the direct result of the management’s negligence. Improperly maintained rooms can allow bed bugs to breed and affect guests, causing both physical and emotional distress. If you have suffered because of bed bug bites and suspect that it’s because of negligent parties, a bed bug bite attorney can help you by seeking compensation. Our office represents Fort Worth bed bug bite victims on a pre-litigation basis.
Can I recover damages with a Fort Worth bed bug lawyer after suffering from bites or infestations?
Never let a Dallas landlord, Fort Worth hotel owner or business owner bully you into not taking a proactive legal stance to receive the compensation you are due in your bed bug case.
Monetary damages are damages related to actual costs such as having to throw away clothing and personal belongings, carpet and furniture, and paying for a Dallas exterminator or your Fort Worth medical visits, prescriptions and other actual costs.
Non-monetary damages include your stress, the stress on family relationships, embarrassment and mental anguish.
Contact the Fort Worth Texas bed bug attorneys to receive your free consultation and to learn more about pre-litigation bed bug case representation.