Shreveport Bed Bug Bite and Infestation Attorney
Were you or your family harmed after being exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Shreveport, Louisiana? If so, you should explore your legal options – you might have grounds to sue. If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a bed bug claim, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
You can trust our lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a positive claim outcome. Our bed bug lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you sue the liable party. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts at your earliest convenience.
About Bed Bugs and Harm Associated with Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are small, nocturnal creatures that feed on human blood. They are called bed bugs because they often hide in beds; however, they can hide in a number of places, including bed frames, mattresses, bedding, carpets, rugs, clothing, luggage, etc. Bed bugs come out of hiding while unsuspecting people are sleeping; that’s when they bite. Exposure to bed bugs could lead to the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infections
- Mental and emotional distress
In addition, exposure to bed bug infestations could also lead to significant property damage and expensive costs associated with exterminations. Regardless of how you and your family were affected, you might have grounds to sue.
Common Places with Bed Bugs and Infestations
There are a number of places where bed bugs and full-blown bed bug infestations can be found. Some of the places where bed bug infestations are common include the following:
- Hotels and motels (including guest rooms and the lobby)
- Rental apartments and rental homes (including short-term rentals)
- Nursing homes
- Furniture stores and clothing stores (including stores that sell second-hand items or allow returns)
Why are the places listed above so likely to result in bed bug infestations? Hotels, motels, and rental apartments/homes are all places where there is constant movement of people going in and out. If even just one person brings in bed bugs, an infestation can develop and spread throughout the premises very quickly. The same applies to hospitals and nursing homes. Once bed bugs are present, the conditions within these premises (many places to hide and a constant source of food) allow infestations to thrive. What about furniture stores and clothing stores? Bed bug infestations in stores are generally associated with second-hand items or returned items that are not properly sanitized or treated before being stored with new merchandise and/or made available to the public.
Regardless of where you or your family were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you should explore your legal options – you might have grounds to sue.
Can You Sue?
Do you have the right to sue if you or your family suffered any harm after being exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Shreveport? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you might have grounds to sue. This is there is a certain duty of care owed at each premises; if the duty of care is breached, an innocent party could suffer harm and the property owner could be liable. For instance, in hotels and motels, the owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free of hazards (including vermin, such as bed bugs). Likewise, at rental apartments and rental homes, landlords have a duty that their properties are habitable (and free of pests). In hospitals and nursing homes, there is a duty to ensure that the premises is free of risks and promote the health and wellbeing of patients (bed bug infestations represent a significant risk). In stores, there is a duty to ensure that all products are sanitary before they are sold. What does this all mean? If your exposure to a bed bug infestation was a result of a breached duty of care, you could sue. You could be eligible to file a Shreveport bed bug claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, contact our bed bug experts today.
What Should You Do?
Were you or your family harmed by after being exposed to a bed bug infestation? If so, you there are a number of things that you should do to ensure that you can eventually pursue a claim. What should you do? Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of your bed bug bites
- Take photos of the bed bugs
- If possible, collect a sample of the bed bugs
- Report the bed bug infestation to the appropriate party (make a written report and request a copy)
- Make a report with the local health department
- Gather all relevant medical records associated with the harm resulting from the bed bugs
- Gather all records of lost earnings
- Gather all records of property damage
- Gather all records of extermination costs
- Seek legal assistance immediately
Can You Recover Compensation?
Based on the details surrounding your specific situation, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you or your family suffered after exposure to a bed bug infestation. Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover some of the types of compensation mentioned below:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Extermination costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Could you be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm and/or damages resulting from exposure to a bed bug infestation? If you are interested in learning more about the potential value of your Shreveport bed bug claim and the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our bed bug lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your bed bug claim.
File Your Claim Quickly
Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation in Shreveport, Louisiana? If so, you might have grounds to sue. However, it is essential that you act quickly to preserve your right to file a bed bug claim. All personal injury 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 file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims within the total time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations, they could lose their right to sue.
How long do you have to file your claim? If you are pursuing your claim after exposure to a bed bug infestation in Shreveport, Louisiana, you will be subject to the relevant Louisiana statute of limitations. In Louisiana, personal injury claims are subject to a one-year statute of limitations. In other words, claimants will only have one year to sue. In some cases it is possible for exceptions to apply to the statute of limitations (this could ultimately pause the applicable deadline).
To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible. Our bed bug lawyers will help you file your claim on time.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Are you in need of legal assistance after you or your family suffered harm due to an exposure to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Shreveport? If so, you should contact the bed bug lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group at your earliest convenience. At Bed Bug Legal Group, our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and reach a successful claim outcome. At Bed Bug Legal Group, our lawyers have many years of experience representing affected parties and helping them sue the parties or entities liable for their negligent bed bug exposure. If you are interested in discussing your situation and your right to sue with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
At our firm, we are dedicated to providing all affected parties with the guidance that they need to reach a successful claim outcome. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to access the legal services necessary; therefore, our firm is dedicated to remaining accessible to all. Our firm offers free legal services, which include 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. You can trust that our bed bug lawyers will be able to provide you with all the information necessary to help you and your family pursue your claim. Whether you are just starting your claim or you have already started your claim elsewhere, you can trust that our lawyers will guide you every step of the way. If you are interested in benefiting from our free legal services, contact us today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee and is based on contingency. This means that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal fees for our legal services; additionally, our clients will not be responsible to pay legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome.
Are you ready to speak with the bed bug experts at our firm? If so, contact us today.