Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite. How often have you heard or said this phrase? For many, the phrase brings back horrible memories of traumatic experiences involving bed bugs and bed bug infestations. Where were you exposed to a bed bug infestation? You might have suffered bed bug injuries after being exposed to bed bug infestations in hotels, motels, or apartments, for example. If so, you might be interested in taking legal action.
If your bed bug harm occurred in Louisiana, you might be interested in filing a claim. You might have many questions, some of which might include the following:
- What are the Louisiana bed bug laws that protect me and my family?
- Are there any bed bug law and legal statutes in Louisiana that offer any protections?
- What are the bed bug laws for hotel bed bugs in Louisiana?
- Are there any Louisiana motel bed bug laws that apply?
- What is Louisiana apartment bed bug law and how does it apply?
- Can I file a Louisiana bed bug lawsuit if I suffered bed bug injuries?
Have you found yourself in need of answers for these questions or other similar questions? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience. You can trust the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to help you pursue your bed bug lawsuit against the liable party or entity.
Bed Bug Legal Group is a firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of bed bug claims – always doing everything possible to effectively fight for the rights of all victims of bed bug injuries. If you would like to learn more about your right to take action against the hotel, motel, or landlord that contributed to your harm, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs, without a doubt, are amount the most common pests. They are small and nocturnal creatures with a taste for blood – preferably, human blood. After being exposed to bed bug infestations, affected parties are likely to suffer bed bug bites. Bed bug bites can result in red and itchy welts; when scratched, these bites could lead to skin infections. The bites could also lead to allergic reactions in some situations, specifically when victims are allergic to the chemicals found in bed bug saliva. Besides suffering bed bug bites, affected parties are also likely to suffer mental and emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, for example. Bed bug infestations could also lead to expensive and extensive property damage.
Why are Bed Bugs Common in Hotels, Motels, and Apartments?
Bed bugs are very common in hotels, motels, as well as apartments. A quick search on a bedbug registry (which are typically available online) can show it. Bed bug infestations are common in hotels, motels, and apartments for a number of reasons. First, these locations provide bed bug infestations with a constant source of blood – as motel and hotel guests are constantly checking in and out of rooms and as well as moving in and out of apartments. Second, these locations provide bed bugs with many hiding spots in which they can go undetected during the day; these hiding spots are never too far from the food source. Some of the most common hiding spots for bed bugs include beds, bed frames, mattresses, sofas, couches, chairs, rugs, and carpets. These pests can hide in even the smallest of crevices, including behind wallpaper, behind picture frames, and under floorboards. Another reason that bed bugs are common in hotels, motels, and apartments is simply that they are difficult to get rid of. They can survive attempts of extermination and are known to be resistant to bed bug pesticides. Bed bug infestations can even thrive in vacant hotels, motels, and apartments – since they can survive without feeding for over one year under specific circumstances.
Louisiana Bed Bug Laws
What are the bed bug laws in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie Terrace, and Metairie? Are there any Louisiana landlord bed bug laws? Are there any Louisiana hotel bed bug laws? Although some states have clear laws regarding bed bug infestations, Louisiana is not one of these states. However, that doesn’t mean that Louisiana law leaves hotel guests, motel guests, and tenants completely unprotected.
What are the Louisiana tenant bed bug laws? Although there aren’t any specific Louisiana renter bed bug laws, your rights as a tenant are protected by general law. Based on general law, landlords owe their tenants a specific duty of care; that is, landlord responsibility includes keeping all rental properties in a habitable condition. To ensure that their properties remain in a habitable condition, landlords must keep their properties in compliance with city ordinances, building codes, and health laws. Even with this duty and these requirements, renters and landlords can find it difficult to keep their apartments free of infestations.
What are the laws regarding Louisiana hotel and motel infestations? There is no specific Louisiana law on bed bugs relevant to hotels and motels; however, common law applies. Based on common law, hotels and motels owe their guests a duty of care. They have the duty to exercise care to promote the safety, wellbeing, and health of their guests. This means that hotel and motel guests must keep their entire premises free of any hazards. Bed bug infestations represent a hazard; therefore, hotel and motel owners must keep their premises free of infestations.
If you would like to learn more about bed bug infestation laws in Metairie, Metairie Terrace, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at your earliest convenience. The experts at Bed Bug Legal Group are ready to evaluate your claim and help you understand all apartment bed bug laws in Louisiana as well as the laws relevant to hotels and motels.
Your Right to Sue for Bed Bugs in Louisiana
Do you have the right to sue a landlord in Louisiana for bed bugs? Do you have the right to sue a landlord based on Louisiana landlord tenant laws regarding bed bugs? Can you file a personal injury lawsuit for the harm that you and your family suffered? As mentioned above, hotel/motel owners and landlords have a duty towards their guests and their tenants. If the duty of care is breached (i.e. bed bugs are present on the premises), you could sue the hotel, motel, or landlord. For more information regarding bedbugs laws and your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
You Could Recover Compensation for Your Bed Bug Harm
As explained above, based on Louisiana statutes and constitution, you might have grounds to pursue a lawsuit. If your lawsuit reaches a successful outcome, you might also have grounds to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you and your family suffered. Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you might be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Bed bug lawsuits can be worth millions of dollars in some cases; however, every claim is different and the value of bed bug cases in Louisiana will always depend on the specific details of the claim. If you would like to learn more about the potential value of your claim and the type/amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Our Louisiana bed bug injury lawyers are ready to aggressively fight to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations for a Louisiana Bed Bug Case in Louisiana
As explained above, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug injury claim. However, you might lose your right to sue if you fail to pursue your claim within the appropriate length of time. This is because all claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which determines the exact length of time that claimants have to sue. What is the statute of limitations for Louisiana bed bug cases? In Louisiana, bed bug cases, like other personal injury cases, are subject to a one-year statute of limitations, meaning that affected parties only have one year to file their claims. If they fail to do so, they will lose their right to sue. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately.
Important Steps to Follow
What should you do if you and your family were affected by bed bug infestations in Louisiana hotels, motels, and apartments? There are a number of things that you should do, including the following:
- Photograph the bed bug bites suffered
- Photograph the bed bugs or evidence of the presence of bed bugs
- Seek medical attention for your bed bug bites
- Make a written report of the bed bug infestation with the hotel/motel owner or landlord
- File a formal complaint with the local health department
- Be cautious and take measures to prevent the bed bug infestation from spreading
- If the infestation is in your home, begin the extermination process
- Evaluate the property damage associated with the infestation
- Gather all important documents – medical records, extermination costs, cost of property damage, and written reports of the infestation
- Research bed bug laws in your state and in your city
- Seek legal assistance with an experienced bed bug lawyer immediately
By following the steps listed above, you are essentially preparing to take legal action against the landlord or hotel/motel owner; you are preparing to hold them accountable for the harm that you and your family suffered. If you would like to learn more about the steps that you should take after being harmed by a bed bug infestation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation during your time staying at a hotel, motel, or apartment? If so, you might have suffered significant bed bug harm. You might be considering the possibility of taking legal action; you also might have many questions about Louisiana state bed bug laws and the possibility of pursuing a lawsuit. What is Louisiana bed bug law? Can I file a Louisiana bed bug infestation lawsuit? If you are ready to speak with our lawyers and get all the information that you need to understand the laws in Louisiana and pursue your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of all innocent parties affected after being exposed to bed bug infestations. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing all affected parties with the legal representation that they need to hold the liable parties and entities accountable for all the harm suffered. If you would like to learn more about bed bug laws in Louisiana state as well as the possibility of pursuing a bed bug lawsuit for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience.
At Bed Bug Legal Group, we are committed to making the necessary information available to all parties affected by bed bug infestations. We understand that many affected parties hesitate to take any sort of legal action because of the fear of expensive fees. To ensure that all parties have access to the appropriate legal representation, our firm offers free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information that you need – including information on Louisiana state law regarding bed bugs. If you would like to discuss your current situation with our experts to learn more about Louisiana bed bug bite laws and your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. Our experts are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee – a guarantee that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on a strict contingency structure; this means that our clients will not be required to pay any legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome – if you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything.
Are you ready to learn more about the possibility of filing a bed bug lawsuit in Louisiana after being exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel, motel, or apartment? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our bed bug firm immediately.