Have you recently sustained any bites or other pain and suffering as a result of a bed bug infestation in your home or hotel room? You may be able to build a case against negligent parties if you believe someone else was responsible for the infestation. With the help of a dependable Tallahassee pre-litigation bed bug lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation through reliable representation.
What Caused a Bed Bug Infestation in Tallahassee?
If a bed bug infestation takes place in your home or hotel room and you sustain any bites, you may be able to recover certain types of damages.
A bed bug infestation can take place in any location where blood meals are plentiful, whether they can feed on people or animals. They can also thrive in any environment, whether clean or dirty. As long as food is available, bed bugs can infest nearly any location.
How Can Bed Bugs End Up in Tallahassee?
Negligence is a frequent cause of bed bug infestations in many locations all throughout Tallahassee and other areas of Florida and the rest of the U.S. Bed bugs often infest homes, apartments, hotel rooms, and furniture stores or rental outlets if they have plenty of opportunities to feed. Negligent hotel owners often fail to prevent infestations from developing, which frequently results in infestations and bites that guests may even bring to their homes.
Negligent landlords have been known to contribute to infestations in apartment buildings through the failure to properly identify and address the issue. They could claim that tenants are responsible for infestations and brought bed bugs home from their travels, but it’s important to be able to prove liability in any case. For example, tenants will need to determine the extent of the infestation, look for any history of incidents, and determine whether their travels could have inadvertently introduced bed bugs into the building, and determine whether any rented or purchased furniture could have resulted in an infestation. Negligent landlords are often responsible for bed bugs in apartment buildings, so if you can establish a long-term issue at the building, or can otherwise confirm that your recent travels didn’t cause an infestation, you may be able to file a claim against the property owners.
If landlords or other parties are found responsible for bed bug infestations and subsequent bites, they may be held liable for the resulting damages.
How to Determine if You’re Experiencing a Bed Bug Infestation in Tallahassee
If you believe that bed bugs are infesting your home, apartment, or hotel room, there are certain ways to determine if bed bugs are present.
Injuries from bed bug bites normally appear in a small line or cluster in the bite area. You may also be able to spot adult bed bugs that closely resemble apple seeds in their size and shape. Eggs or sheddings may also be visible, with eggs appearing small, white, and pill-shaped. Excrement may also be visible in the form of brown or red spots on bedding or other furniture.
Keep in mind that bed bugs are particularly good hiders, so it’s important to look around all furniture and bedding to make sure they’re not hiding. Bed bugs can also go for long periods without a meal, so double-check each area thoroughly even if you don’t initially spot them.
If you see any evidence of a bed bug infestation, capture video or photos of the space, which you may be able to use to help build a bed bug bite case with an attorney.
What Are the Damages That I Can Recover with a Tallahassee Bed Bug Lawyer?
If a bed bug infestation occurs because of another party’s negligence, you may sustain both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Monetary damages can include:
- Medical treatments
- Professional extermination
- Furniture replacement
- Personal belongings replacement
- Lost wages
Non-monetary damages may include:
- Psychological suffering
- Social isolation
- Any similar symptoms
Contact our experienced Farmington bed bug lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your potential pre-litigation bed bug case.
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 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.