If you suspect that a third party’s negligence resulted in a bed bug infestation in your home or while staying at a hotel room anywhere in New Mexico or any other state in the U.S., you may be able to recover compensation for damages sustained. With the help of a reputable New Mexico pre-litigation bed bug attorney at Bed Bug Injury Law, you may be able to recover certain damages and get the representation you need for a successful bed bug case.
How Did I Get a Bed Bug Infestation in New Mexico?
Bed bugs have the ability to travel and live in nearly any location where people are present to keep them fed with blood meals, regardless of the space’s cleanliness. As a result, many New Mexico hotel guests and others may experience an infestation in a hotel room or another location if steps aren’t taken to prevent bed bugs’ spread.
If you have recently received any furniture delivered from a store or rental outlet in New Mexico, keep in mind that these locations can also be the source of infestations if the owners were negligent. Bed bugs like to travel from one location to another through luggage and used or new furniture into the homes of unsuspecting residents, who might not even be aware of bed bugs’ presence until after they unpack their luggage.
Hotel owners, business owners, and landlords are required to keep residents, guests, and customers safe from harm by getting rid of infestations and preventing future occurrences. If any negligence causes harm to guests or others, individuals found responsible may be required to cover monetary or non-monetary damages.
How to Tell if You Have a Bed Bug Infestation in New Mexico
If you suspect that bed bugs are infesting your home, hotel room, or apartment, there are ways to tell if bed bugs are the culprit or if another pest is responsible.
The first thing you should check for is any bites you or your loved ones may have sustained, which normally appear as small red itchy bumps on the bite area. You can also look around for any adult bed bugs that are around the same size and shape as apple seeds. Other signs to look for include small white pill-shaped eggs, sheddings, and blood spots or excrement that bed bugs often leave behind on bedding..
Be sure to look in areas where bed bugs are likely to hide, which can include all bedding, around your mattress, behind headboards or baseboards, or in other dark areas such as closets or behind wall decor.
Once you spot any evidence of bed bug infestations, capture photographic and video evidence, which you may be able to use to build a successful bed bug case.
The Types of Compensation You Can Recover for Bed Bug Injuries in New Mexico
If you’ve sustained bed bug bites or identified an infestation that may be the result of negligence, you may be able to recover compensation with the help of a reputable New Mexico bed bug attorney who can provide representation on a pre-litigation basis. You may be able to recover compensation in many instances for both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Monetary damages can include any financial loss such as lost wages, medical treatment, prescriptions, extermination, or replacements for bedding or other furniture. Non-monetary damages may include any pain and suffering experienced because of an infestation, including general embarrassment or, in some cases, fear of future infestations that make it difficult to sleep.
To determine whether or not you have a viable case, contact us to request a free consultation and connect with an experienced bed bug attorney in New Mexico today.
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.