Were you or your family harmed after being exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Austin, Texas? Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel, motel, rental apartment, or furniture store? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug claim for the harm that you and your family suffered.
Are you interested about your right to sue after being negligently exposed to a bed bug infestation? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you win.
You can trust the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. At Bed Bug Legal Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling bed bug claims and fighting for the rights of all affected victims. Our lawyers understand the difficulties that arise after exposure to bed bug infestations and want to help you recover the compensation that you are owed. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
About Bed Bugs and Common Places for Infestations
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They are nocturnal, so they typically feed when their unsuspecting victims are sleeping. Because of this, bed bugs choose to hide in places which easy access to their food source. Bed bugs can typically be found hiding in beds, mattresses, bed frames, bedding, drawers, clothing, carpets, rugs, chairs, sofas, couches, and even under floorboards and behind picture frames. This is the reason that hotels, motels, and rental apartments, for instance, can often be infested with bed bugs. In addition to the convenience of plenty of hiding spots, hotels, motels, and rental apartments have people coming in and out at all times – which means that they also provide bed bugs with a steady food source. Besides motels, hotels, and rentals, bed bug infestations can also be found in furniture stores. More specifically, furniture stores could fail to ensure that their products are sanitary and free of pests before selling them (infestations are likely when furniture stores keep returns with new products, as returns could have potentially be exposed to infestations).
The Harm Associated with Bed Bug Infestations
Without a doubt, exposure to bed bug infestations could result in significant harm. Some of the harm that affected parties could experience include the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Skin infections
- Allergic reactions
- Property damage
- Financial losses
Regardless of how you or your family were affected after being exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Austin, Texas, you should explore your legal options. You might have grounds to pursue a bed bug claim for the harm suffered.
Understanding Liability and Your Right to Sue
Can you sue if you and your family were negligently exposed to a bed bug infestation? The answer is simple – yes, you can sue. Your right to sue is based on the fact that motel owners, hotel owners, landlords, and even furniture store owners owe you and your family a duty of care. Hotel owners and motel owners, for instance, have a duty to ensure that their premises are free of any hazards, including vermin. Likewise, landlords have a duty to ensure that their premises are habitable (bed bug infestations make apartments inhabitable). Furniture store owners, similarly, have a duty to ensure that their products are sanitary before they are sold to consumers. What does this mean? Because of the duty of care owed to you, you can sue. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
Can You Be Compensated?
Are you eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm resulting from exposure to a bed bug infestation? Based on the details surrounding the incident, you could, in fact, be compensated. What could you recover? Although all claims are different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for at least some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Extermination costs
- Relocation fees
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Are you interested in learning more about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your Austin bed bug claim is successful? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our bed bug lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Whether our lawyers have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict, you can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you are rightfully compensated. If you are ready to learn more about the compensation that you could recover, contact us today.
What Should You Do?
Were you or your family exposed to a bed bug infestation in Austin, TX? If so, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to take legal action against the liable party or entity. Consider some of the following recommendations:
- Photograph your bed bug bites
- Photograph the bed bugs
- Collect a sample of the bed bugs, if possible
- Report the bed bugs to the appropriate party (this will most likely be the property owner or manager)
- Report the bed bug infestation to the local health department
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather records of lost income or other financial losses (including extermination costs, for example)
- Gather records of property damage
- Seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible
How Long Do You Have to File?
Without a doubt, you could sue if you and your family suffered harm or damages associated with exposure to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Austin, Texas. However, you must ensure that you file your claim quickly to ensure that you can pursue a claim. This is because all claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims (failure to do so can lead to losing the right to sue). How much time do you have to file your claim? In Texas, personal injury claims – which includes bed bug claims – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants will only have a total of two years to sue. Although this is a strict deadline, it is possible for exceptions to the statute of limitations to apply (which could toll the applicable deadline). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our bed bug experts at your earliest convenience. Our bed bug lawyers will help you file your claim within the appropriate length of time.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
After exposure to a bed bug infestation, you might be in need of a bed bug lawyer in Austin, Texas. If you would like to discuss your situation with the bed bug experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including bed bug claims. Our experts are ready to evaluate your situation and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you deserve. Are you interested in discussing your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Legal Group at your earliest convenience.
At our firm, we offer free legal services, which include both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our bed bug lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Your bed bug experts will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your bed bug claim against the liable party or entity. If you are interested in benefiting from our free legal services and speaking with our experts, contact us at your earliest convenience.
At Bed Bug Legal Group, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. In addition, our firm is based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. This means that if you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything.
Contact us today to learn more about your right to sue for the harm resulting from exposure to a bed bug infestation.