Apart from allergic reactions and damage to the skin, injuries can also
manifest in the form of psychological distress. Many victims report long-term
and serious cases of insomnia, fear, anxiety, and other forms of mental
and emotional anguish. In addition to medical attention and treatment,
these damages can require many victims to seek psychological therapy and
other forms of counseling that can result in costly medical bills. In
order to hold a premises owner liable for failing to provide safe and
healthy conditions, our firm can assist you with filing a personal injury
claim, which can also allow you to obtain compensation for your injuries
Who is Liable in a Bed Bug Infestation Case?
When it comes to apartment living, the renter and landlord has an obligation
and duty to keep their property in a suitable condition for the health
and wellness of occupants. This would include being free of bed bugs.
Owners of the apartments, therefore, can be held liable when there is
a bed bug infestation at a unit.
Proving liability for sure, however, will require a thorough investigation
of the source of the bugs. Bed bugs have a way of “travelling”
and property owners may argue that they did not originate at their property.
When the apartment is furnished, liability is easier to prove but can
still be accomplished with the assistance of a skilled bed bug attorney.
Signs Bed Bugs Have Infested Your Hotel or Apartment
There are several indicators that your living space has been infiltrated
by bed bugs. Make sure to be aware of these signs and remain aware in
a rental or temporary room.
These often include the following:
- You can visibly see the bed bugs
- You notice stains from the bed bugs
- You can smell the pheromones of the bed bugs
Work with our Houston bed bug lawyers to file a claim!
What to Do After a Bed Bug Infestation or Attack
If you suspect a bedbug attack or infestation,
act now. In order to take legal action for your injuries, suffering, and other
damages, you must provide certain evidence to create a strong case.
- First, report the incident to your employer or manager and request a report
of the attack and bites. Obtain a copy of the report for your personal records.
- Seek medical attention for your bites. Your safety and health is priority,
and you may have difficulty recovering compensation without medical evidence.
- Gather evidence of the bed bugs, such as photographs. If possible, preserve
one or two bugs in a plastic bag. Additionally, take pictures of any bites
that you sustained.
- Keep track of all expenses related to the infestation. This include includes
medical costs, prescriptions, doctors' bills, and any property damage.
- Speak with an attorney. A skilled lawyer can help you understand your legal
rights and options, so you can develop a plan to get compensated.
- Report the bed bug infestation to the Department of Health so that it can
execute a full investigation of the incident and your injuries.
provide a statement to your insurance provider before you talk an attorney from Stern Law Group. Anything you say may
be used to avoid giving you compensation.
Contact a Houston Bed Bug Injury Lawyer Today!
If you have been a victim of a bed bug infestation that has resulted in
physical injuries or psychological ailments, we encourage you to bring
your case to the attention of our firm. With the assistance of our exceptionally
talented legal team, we can also bring your situation to the attention
of the local health or safety administration that oversees the apartment,
hotel, motel, or other location in which the incident took place.
Contact Stern Law Group today.