Bed bugs can spread nearly anywhere at any time. They often result in infestations in California and many other states all over the U.S. They can also cause injury and other pain and suffering to residents and visitors in Fontana. Oftentimes, infestations and subsequent injuries result from the negligence of a third party.
If you believe that another party’s negligence has caused a bed bug infestation and any resulting injuries and distress or damage, it may be possible to seek compensation with the help of a reliable Fontana bed bug attorney. Our attorneys may be able to provide representation on a pre-litigation basis if you have a viable case. Whether an infestation and bites occurred because a negligent landlord, hotel owner, or business owner, you may be eligible to receive compensation for all monetary and non-monetary damages.
How Do Bed Bugs Wind Up in Fontana?
Negligence is one of the most frequent causes of bed bug infestations and injuries throughout Fontana and many other cities in the U.S. Bed bugs are known for being able to live in nearly any environment, including hotel rooms, homes, and apartments, along with furniture rental outlets and stores. As long as blood meals are available in the form of people, bed bugs can call any location home.
Negligent landlords are often responsible for infestations in apartment complexes if they fail to identify and properly address the problem. However, they may claim that tenants caused the infestation after returning from their travels. It’s possible that tenants may bring infestations home with them inadvertently, but it’s important to determine the extent of the infestation, investigate any past or current issues at the apartment, and determine if it’s possible that the tenant could have brought bed bugs home with them at any point. It’s not uncommon for landlords to be responsible for infestations in apartment buildings, so you may have a claim against the property owner if you can prove liability.
Any parties found liable for an infestation and resulting damages may be required to pay compensation for both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Indications of Bed Bugs in Fontana
If you believe that a bed bug infestation has developed in your home, apartment, or hotel room, you may be able to identify an infestation based on certain signs.
One of the most obvious signs of an infestation is bites, which are typically itchy and appear in a cluster or small line in the bite area. Other signs could be visible adult bed bugs, which look like apple seeds and are around the same size. Small pill-shaped eggs may be visible, you might see sheddings, or you may spot brown or red splotches on bedding or other furniture that indicates fecal matter.
After spotting any evidence of bed bugs, take photos or record video, which you may be able to use as evidence in a case.
What Damages Could I Recover with the Help of a Fontana Bed Bug Injury Lawyer?
If a bed bug infestation occurs because of a third party’s negligence, you may sustain both monetary and non-monetary damages.
Some monetary damages may include:
- Medical bills for general treatment
- Replacements for furniture and personal belongings
- Lost wages
- Extermination services
Non-monetary damages could include:
- Social isolation
- Psychological suffering
- Other similar symptoms
Contact our reputable Fontana bed bug attorneys for a free consultation to discuss a possible bed bug injury case.