Did you unknowingly sleep somewhere that was infested with bed bugs? Did you ever imagine that you would be the source of food to fuel a bed bug infestation? The majority of people never imagine the possibility that they could suffer bed bug bites while they are resting at a hotel, motel, or even their apartment.
Did you encounter a bed bug infestation in New Mexico? If you suffered any type of injuries after you were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you might have the right to file a bed bug lawsuit in New Mexico. If you suffered bed bug bites and other harm as a result of the negligent actions of a motel owner, hotel owner, or landlord, you could pursue a bed bug claim.
If you are interested in filing a hotel/motel infestation lawsuit or an apartment bed bug infestation lawsuit for apartment buildings in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Enchanted Hills, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. A bed bug lawyer in New Mexico could provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a successful claim against the parties liable for the bed bug harm that you suffered.
Are you in need of a New Mexico bed bug attorney? If so, you might benefit from contacting Bed Bug Legal Group. Bed Bug Legal Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve. As clear through the name of our law firm, our firm focuses on handling bed bug claims. Whether you sustained bed bug injuries at a hotel, motel, or apartment, you could trust our experienced attorneys to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
The Harm Caused by Bed Bugs
How could you be harmed if you are exposed to a bed bug infestation? Exposure to bed bugs can result in bed bug bites, allergic reactions, skin infections, and scarring, for instance. These physical afflictions could lead to mental and emotional distress, such as humiliation, depression, and anxiety, for example. Combined, physical harm and mental/emotional distress could prevent those affected from working to earn their usual income-affecting victims’ finances. The need to throw out and replace personal property could also affect victims’ finances and general lifestyle. If you were harmed in any way after being exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel, motel, or apartment, you must meet with our bed bug attorneys in Rio Rancho, Enchanted Hills, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces as soon as possible.
Bed Bugs in Hotels and Motels
Consider the following well-known hotel and motel chains:
- Best Western
- Choice Hotels
- Courtyard Marriott
- Days Inn
- Extended Stay America
- Fairfield Inn
- Hampton Inn
- Hilton Hotel
- Holiday Inn
- Howard Johnson
- La Quinta Inn
- Marriott Hotel
- Motel 6
- Quality Inn
- Red Lion Hotel
- Red Roof Inn
- Super 8
Regardless of the rating of the hotel and motel chains listed above, all of them have been involved in a bed bug incident sometime in the past. No matter where you choose to stay, you run the risk of being exposed to bed bug infestations. As of late, even rentals available through Airbnb have had incidents with bed bugs.
Can you sue a hotel in New Mexico for bed bugs? Can you sue a motel for bed bugs? You have the right to pursue a claim. Your right to pursue a claim is based on negligence. Did a motel owner’s or hotel owner’s negligence lead to your bed bug injuries? If a hotel or motel owner was aware of the bed bug infestation in the room that you checked into, the motel/hotel owner might be liable for the harm that you suffered. Hotel and motel owners have the duty to keep their hotels free of risks-and free of bed bug infestations. If they knew that their hotel or motel was infested and they failed to take action in time to avoid your injuries, they could be liable; therefore, you could file a claim and receive compensation.
Bed Bugs in Apartments
Can I sue my landlord for bed bugs in New Mexico? Can you sue your landlord for bed bugs? Yes, you can sue your landlord for bed bugs. However, your right to sue your landlord depends on the circumstances of your bed bug incident. For example, if the bed bug infestation is recent and the landlord is unaware of the issue because no one has filed a report, the landlord is likely to not be liable for the harm that you suffered. On the other hand, if tenants have constantly filed reports of bed bug infestations and the landlord has repeatedly failed to act to exterminate the infestation, the landlord is likely to be liable for the harm that you suffered. Landlords have the duty to keep their apartments in a habitable condition. Unfortunately, many landlords fail to keep their apartments within acceptable living conditions, and their tenants unnecessarily suffer. To discuss your claim with a bed bug lawyer for apartment bed bug infestations in New Mexico, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. A lawyer for bed bugs in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Enchanted Hills, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe will provide you with the legal assistance that you need to pursue your bed bug claim against your landlord.
Recovering Compensation for Your Claim
Can I file a lawsuit for bed bug bites? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for bed bug bites, and you could also recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. In general, claimants who sue their landlords or a hotel/motel owner after being harmed by a bed bug infestation are eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damage
Regardless of the details of your claim, you could trust that our bed bug lawyers will always do everything within their reach to ensure that you receive the maximum settlement amount for a bed bug lawsuit claim against your landlord or a hotel (or motel). What is the average value of a bed bug lawsuit case? Bed bug claims have previously been settled for $40,000, $90,000, and millions. Because the value of bed bug claims depends strictly on the details of the claim, it is difficult to establish average values. Only an experienced bed bug lawyer could provide you with information regarding the potential value of your claim upon a thorough evaluation of your bed bug incident.
Preserving Your Right to Sue
Can you sue your landlord in New Mexico for bed bugs? Can you sue a motel or hotel for bed bugs in New Mexico? Yes, you have the right to pursue a bed bug lawsuit after exposure to bed bugs at an apartment, a hotel, or a motel; however, you could lose your right to sue if you do not act promptly. All bed bug claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a timeline that applies to your claim and establishes the total length of time that you have to file a claim. If you do not file your claim within the length of time established by the statute of limitations, you could lose your right to sue.
In New Mexico, those who suffer personal injuries-such as bed bug bites-victims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. In other words, victims have three (3) years from the time that they were originally harmed by bed bugs to pursue their claims. If your bed bug claim is not filed within three years, you will likely lose your right to file a claim. Since many exceptions to the statute of limitations could apply and toll or extend the time that you have to pursue your claim, it is essential that you meet with a bed bug lawsuit attorney in New Mexico for bed bug bites in a hotel, motel, or apartment. Our lawyers will evaluate your claim and help you better understand the time that you have to pursue the bed bug claim.
Besides getting a thorough understanding of the time that you have to file your claim, there are a few other things you could do to facilitate the legal process even before you contact a lawyer. You should do all of the following after being exposed to bed bugs at a hotel, motel, or apartment:
- Take pictures of the bed bugs ensuring that the surroundings are clear.
- Take pictures of your bed bug bites (and of any other physical harm you suffer because of the bed bug bites).
- Seek medical attention to confirm that your bites are due to bed bugs and receive the necessary treatment.
- Collect a small sample of the bed bugs present in the hotel, motel, or apartment.
- Report the bed bugs to the landlord, hotel owner, or motel owner.
- Report the bed bugs to the local health department.
- Keep records of important documents.
Completing the few steps above could help prepare to pursue a claim against the hotel, motel, or landlord liable for your bed bug exposure. Even if you are not certain about whether you will pursue a bed bug injury claim against a hotel, motel, or landlord, you could benefit from completing the steps above. For more information about how seeking medical care, gathering evidence, and reporting the incident could benefit your bed bug claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and speak with an attorney for bed bug infestations in New Mexico and cities like Enchanted Hills, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Rio Rancho. Our lawyers will provide you with the information that you need to pursue a successful claim against the hotel owner, motel owner, or landlord that caused your bed bug injuries.
Bed Bug Legal Group
To discuss your claim with our lawyers, contact Bed Bug Legal Group today. You could benefit from the free consultations and free second opinions that are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our firm is also based contingency; therefore, you will not be required to pay any upfront legal expenses until your claim reaches a successful outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm today to begin or continue your bed bug claim against a hotel, motel, or apartment in New Mexico.