Bed bugs are small, nocturnal creatures that feed on the blood of humans – while they are sleeping, of course. Bed bug infestations are among the most difficult to treat. There is no surprise that bed bug infestations are common in a number of places that lead to unsuspecting people being exposed and harmed.
Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation in Abilene, Texas? Regardless of where you were exposed to the infestation, you likely suffered significant harm. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm that you and your family suffered, you might be eligible to pursue a bed bug claim. If you are interested in discussing your claim with bed bug experts at our firm, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
You can trust the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your Abilene bed bug claim. Our Abilene bed bug lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue the party liable for the bed bug harm that you or your family suffered. Our bed bug attorneys have many years of experience handling all sorts of bed bug claims and helping affected parties recover the compensation that they are owed. If you are interested in discussing your claim with a bed bug lawyer, contact us today.
The Harm and Damages Resulting from Bed Bug Exposure
If you were exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Abilene, Texas, you likely suffered certain harm or damages. Some of the harm/damages resulting from exposure to bed bugs could include the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions (to bed bug saliva)
- Skin infections
- Mental and emotional harm (such as anxiety, PTSD, etc.)
- Property damage
- Expensive extermination treatment costs
Where Can You Find Bed Bug Infestations?
Bed bug infestations can be commonly found in a number of places. These places typically provide bed bugs with not only a constant source of food, but also plenty of safe places in which to hide. Some of the places where bed bug infestations are common include the following:
- Motels and hotels
- Rental apartments
- Hospitals and clinics
- Nursing homes
- Furniture stores and clothing stores
- Second-hand stores (as well as thrift stores)
In some of the locations listed above, exposure to the bed bug infestations occurs primarily at the location itself, with some possibility of affected parties bringing bed bugs into their homes and suffering additional damages. In other locations, the risk comes from unknowingly purchasing infested items and bringing them into homes. Regardless of where you were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you can trust our Abilene lawyers to help you pursue a claim.
Your Right to Sue
Do you have the right to sue after being exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Abilene, Texas? Yes – based on the details surrounding your exposure and the harm suffered, you could sue. Your right to sue will be based on the fact that you were owed a duty of care by property owners (including hotel/motel owners, landlords, store owners, etc.). By failing to identify and address bed bug infestations, they could be breaching their duty of care and putting you at risk of harm. If you or your family suffer bed bug harm as a direct result of this breached duty of care, you could sue. In other words, you could definitely sue if you were negligently exposed to a bed bug infestation that led to harm or any damages. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to speak with our bed bug lawyers in Abilene, Texas.
Can I Participate in a Class Action Lawsuit?
Do you have the right to participate in a class action lawsuit? If you were just one of many people who were negligently exposed to and harmed by a bed bug infestation at the same location, you could be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit – in which all claimants join the same action against the liable party. If you are interested in learning more about whether you could participate in a class action lawsuit for the bed bug harm that you suffered in Abilene, Texas, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the bed bug lawyers at our firm immediately.
Understanding the Steps that You Should Take
After being exposed to a bed bug infestation, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to pursue a claim. Consider some of the following recommendations:
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Take photos of your bed bug bites
- Take photos of the bed bugs present (if you can find them)
- Collect a sample of the bed bugs (if it is possible to do so)
- Report the bed bug bites as well as the bed bug infestation to the appropriate party (you should make a written report and request a copy of the report for your reference)
- Report the bed bug infestation to the local health department
- Gather all relevant records (medical records, records of property damage, records of extermination costs)
- Seek legal assistance with a bed bug lawyer immediately
The Statute of Limitations for Bed Bug Claims in Texas
All claims, including bed bug claims, are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue; failing to file on time could result in losing the right to sue. What statute of limitations applies to your claim? In Texas, personal injury claims (which includes bed bug claims) are subject to a two-year statute of limitations; therefore, claimants only have two years to sue. Although this deadline applies, it is possible for exceptions to apply – ultimately pausing the applicable deadline for some time. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim (and to ensure that you file your claim on time), you should seek legal assistance with experienced Abilene bed bug lawyers immediately.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Immediately
At Bed Bug Legal Group, our Abilene bed bug lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of bed bug claims and are ready to handle your claim. Our bed bug lawyers will evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you are interested in discussing your claim with the bed bug experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
At our firm, we offer a variety of free legal services, which ensure that all parties affected by bed bug infestations have access to the necessary information that they need to pursue their claims. More specifically, we offer free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will answer your questions and address all your concerns. Whether you are starting your claim or have already started it elsewhere, you can trust our experts to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your bed bug claim. Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee – a guarantee that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal fees for our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If your bed bug claim is not successful, you will not have to pay anything.
If you are ready to discuss your Abilene bed bug claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.