Were you recently exposed to a bed bug infestation in your apartment? If so, you might have many unanswered questions, including many surrounding a landlord liability for bed bug infestations. What is the liability of landlords? What is the responsibility of landlords for bed bugs? Could you file a bed bug lawsuit if you and your family suffer bed bug bites? How do you know if landlords are responsible for bed bugs?
Are landlords liable for bed bugs? Yes, landlords are liable for bed bugs. If you were exposed to bed bugs in your apartment, you might have the right to file a landlord tenant bed bug lawsuit. Are landlord liable for bed bugs in a rental? Yes, landlords are liable for bed bugs in a rental; however, landlord bed bug liability for bed bugs in an apartment might only apply under certain circumstances. If you would like to learn moiré about the liability of landlords for bed bug bites to tenants, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
For legal assistance with your bed bug case, you must contact the bed bug attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of all victims affected by personal injuries—especially those who have been harmed because of bed bug infestations.
If you or your family were harmed after you were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you must seek legal assistance immediately. If a tenant gets bit by bed bugs, the landlord can be liable; in other words, the tenant could pursue a landlord bed bug lawsuit. For more information about your right to pursue a claim and landlord liability for bed bugs in an apartment of a building, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. The bed bug lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group have many years of experience handling bed bug claims and are ready to represent you and help you recover the compensation that you deserve—contact us today.
About Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on the blood of unsuspecting humans. As clear by their names, bed bugs can be found hiding in beds; however, bed bugs can also hide in carpets, sofas, couches, wooden furniture, and clothing. Bed bugs are nocturnal; therefore, they come out to eat when unsuspecting victims are sleeping.
Unfortunately, bed bugs are common in apartments. A bed bug infestation could start with just a few bed bugs. Within a matter of weeks, an apartment could be infested. Since apartments are in such close proximity to one another, entire apartment buildings could be infested in a short length of time.
Many people are unaware that the tenant can terminate the lease and pursue a claim in the case of a bed bug infestation. Do not be afraid to break your lease; contact bed bug lawyers who can hold landlords liable for bed bugs. You must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible.
The Dangers of Exposure to Bed Bugs
Why is exposure to bed bugs so dangerous? Bed bugs can harm you and your family in more ways than you might think. Exposure to a bed bug infestation in your rented apartment could result in the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Infected skin
- Permanent scarring
- Lasting psychological effects
- Loss of property
If you were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you could suffer a variety of harm. Whether you are left with the burden of replacing your furniture and clothing or with the embarrassment of your scars, you have the right to pursue a claim. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Landlord Liability for Bed Bugs
What is landlord bed bug responsibility towards tenants? Landlords have a responsibility to keep an apartment in livable conditions. Based on the implied warranty of habitability, a landlord has a responsibility to keep his or her property as a livable dwelling. Bed bug infestations are included within this implied warranty. Are landlords always liable for bed bug infestations? Landlord liability for bed bug infestations only applies under certain circumstances. For example, it is the landlord’s responsibility to pay for bed bug extermination and relocation costs if the landlord was aware of the infestation prior to the tenant’s move-in. On the contrary, if the landlord was never made aware of the infestation, he or she might not be liable for the harm suffered. Landlords have a liability to address infestations; landlords must exterminate the bed bugs before their tenants suffer harm. Your landlord has a responsibility to keep your apartment habitable; if there are bed bugs at a rental property, the landlord has to at least perform an inspection. If an inspection concludes that there is an infestation, landlords are responsible for getting rid of bed bugs. If your landlord fails to address the infestation and you and your family suffered injuries, you could file a claim against the landlord. For more information regarding your landlord’s liability for the bed bug infestation in your rental, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Your Right to Recover Compensation
Are landlords liable for bed bug infestations? Yes, landlords are liable for bed bug infestations; therefore, you could file a claim and recover compensation for the harm that you and your family suffered. If you pursue a claim against your landlord after exposure to a bed bug infestation, you could recover some of the following types of compensation for your claim:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical bills
- Lost income
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damage
As you could see, there are many types of compensation available for claims that reach successful outcomes. In addition to the compensation listed above, claimants could also be compensated costs of extermination (if the tenant had to pay out of pocket for bed bug extermination). Regardless of the details of your claim, your landlord should be financially responsible for the harm that you suffered. Therefore, our bed bug injury lawyers will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. Whether your claim results in a recovery of $9,000, $40,000, $300,000, $800,000, or more, you could be certain that our bed bug attorneys will provide you with the assistance that you need. For more information about the compensation that you could receive and landlord responsibility for bed bugs, contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Important Steps to Filing a Claim against Your Landlord
Landlord liability for bed bug bites to tenants in an apartment can be difficult to prove. Landlords have the responsibility to protect tenants from bed bugs, but certain details might prevent landlords from being held accountable. Because of that, it is essential that you follow certain steps to ensure that your landlord could be held accountable for the harm that you suffered.
Consider the following steps:
- Take photographs of your bed bug bites and any other injuries that arise after exposure to the bed bug infestation.
- Take photographs of the bed bugs.
- Gather a small sample of the bed bugs infesting your apartment.
- File a complaint with apartment management to inform them of the infestation.
- File a bed bug report with your local health department.
- Seek medical care for the harm that you suffered.
- Keep all records of any documents that are relevant to the harm that you suffered.
The steps above do not guarantee that your claim will be successful; however, completing the steps above could help you prepare to file your claim. You should also contact an experienced bed bug lawyer as soon as possible. Discussing your claim with a bed bug lawyer could help you better understand landlord obligation for bed bugs. Discussing your claim with one of our attorneys could also provide you with a better idea of your rights after being affected by a bed bug infestation in your rental apartment. For more information about what you could do after finding bed bugs in an apartment in your building, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Legal Group
Were you and your family recently harmed after exposure to a bed bug infestation in your own home? Unfortunately, bed bug infestations in rented apartment units are becoming more and more common. If you and your family were harmed, you must seek legal assistance with the bed bug attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Our bed bug lawyers have many years of experience handling claims against landlords and could provide you with the legal assistance that you need to pursue a claim and recover the compensation that you deserve.
Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to all parties affected by bug infestations in their apartments. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns—regardless of whether you are starting your claim or you have already started your claim elsewhere. Our attorneys will dedicate themselves to providing you with the information that you need to file a successful claim against your landlord.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. You will never pay any upfront legal fees for any of our services. Because our firm is contingency-based, you will not pay unless you win. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.