Did you lie down to sleep on a bed either in your apartment or in a hotel/motel room only to be devoured by bed bugs? Whether you felt discomfort as soon as you woke up or it took a few days for you to notice the red bumps, you likely are interested in learning about your rights. Could you sue your landlord in Washington for bed bugs? Could you sue a motel or hotel for bed bugs in Washington?
If you were harmed after being exposed to bed bugs in your apartment or in a rented room in a hotel or motel, you might have the right to file a claim and receive compensation (depending on the specific circumstance). For more information about your right to file a bed bug lawsuit in Washington, you must meet with a bed bug lawyer in Washington at your earliest convenience.
If you are interested in discussing your bed bug claim with a lawyer for bed bugs in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Bellevue, you must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of those victimized by bed bugs. Whether you suffered bed bug bites in your apartment or during a stay at a motel or hotel, you could be certain that our bed bug attorneys in Bellevue, Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim against the party or parties that negligently caused your bed bug injuries.
If you would like to discuss your bed bug lawsuit in Washington with our knowledgeable bed bug attorneys, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Legal Group. Our experienced lawyers will provide you with the legal guidance that you need to pursue a successful claim against a landlord, motel, or hotel. Contact us today to benefit from our free legal services.
About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are some of the most common pests. They hide in mattresses, beds, couches, sofas, and other furniture with easy access to sources of food. Bed bugs feed on human blood. Most people are familiar with only one effect of being exposed to bed bugs-bed bug bites. However, bed bugs can result in extensive harm, not only physical harm in the form of bites. Those who are exposed to a bed bug infestation are likely to suffer the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions to bed bug bites
- Skin infections
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of personal property
- Loss of income
If you were exposed to bed bugs in a hotel, motel, or an apartment in any of the ways listed above, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our bed bug injury lawyers are ready to handle your claim and provide you with the information that you need to better understand your right to file a claim.
Bed Bugs in Hotels
How often do you spend the night at hotels or motels? Even if you are not a frequent traveler, you might have stayed in a number of different hotels and motels. Some of the most recognized motel and hotel chains include the following: Courtyard Marriott, Days Inn, Hilton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott Hotel, Motel 6, Red Lion Hotel, Howard Johnson, MGM, La Quinta Inn, Quality Inn, Red Roof Inn, Super 8, Best Western, Hampton Inn, Extended Stay America, and Choice Hotels, for example. As of late, many people who usually stayed in hotels and motels use Airbnb as an alternative to hotels and motels. Regardless of where you stay, you run the risk of being exposed to bed bugs.
Hotels and motels are, unfortunately, common locations to find bed bugs. The constant influx of guests represents a stable source of food for bed bugs. Unsuspecting guests check into hotel rooms and unknowingly become a meal for the bed bugs. Hotel guests often cannot identify bed bug infestations until it is too late. Could you sue a hotel in Washington for bed bugs?
Yes, you could sue a hotel or motel for bed bugs; however, you could only file a claim if the hotel/motel owner or manager was aware of the bed bug infestation. If the owner or manager was aware of the problem, he or she should have acted promptly to address the infestation and prevent harm to guests. However, if the infestation was recent and there was no way to have known about the problem, he or she could not have acted to address the problem. When you discuss your claim with our lawyers, you can be certain that our attorneys will provide you with the information that you need to establish liability for your claim.
Bed Bugs in Apartments
A Washington bed bug attorney could provide you with the information that you need to learn more about your rights if there are bed bugs in your apartment. Can you sue your landlord for bed bugs? Yes, you can sue your landlord for bed bugs. However, you might only be eligible to file a claim under certain circumstances. Landlords are required to ensure that their apartments represent acceptable living conditions. If they become aware of a bed bug infestation, they must act to address the infestation and make their apartments livable once again. If you reported bed bugs to your landlord but you were ignored, your landlord might be liable for any harm that you suffered. Likewise, if you learned that other tenants had previously complained about bed bugs and the landlord failed to act, the landlord could liable for any bed bug injuries. For more information, you should discuss your claim with a bed bug lawyer for apartment bed bug infestations in Washington. Contact our lawyers today for assistance with an apartment bed bug infestation lawsuit for apartment buildings in Vancouver, Spokane, Tacoma, Seattle, and Bellevue to meet our lawyers.
Your Right to Sue
Can I file a lawsuit for bed bug bites? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for bed bug bites. If a landlord’s negligence resulted in your bed bug injuries, you could file a bed bug claim against the landlord. Likewise, if a hotel or motel owner’s negligence contributed the harm that you suffered because your exposure to bed bugs, you could file a claim against the hotel or motel owner. Many people fail to seek legal assistance because they have reasoned that they do not have the right to pursue a claim and receive compensation. Do not let the opportunity to receive compensation pass you by. Even if you are uncertain about your right to file a claim and receive compensation, you must seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience.
Recovering Compensation for Bed Bug Claims
What is the average value of a bed bug lawsuit case? The average value of your bed bug claim against a landlord, motel owner, or hotel owner depends on the specific details of your claim. In general, the parties harmed by bed bugs are eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional/mental distress, property damage, relocation costs, and extermination fees, for example.
What settlement amount for a bed bug lawsuit claim against your landlord or a hotel could you expect to receive? Consider the following sample values:
- $40,000-the victims suffered bed bug injuries and the loss of personal property as a result of a bed bug infestation in an apartment unit.
- $100,000-the victim rented a hotel room which was infested with bed bugs. The one-night stay in the room resulted in 31 bed bug bites.
- $800,000-the victim leased an apartment; however, she was unaware of the existing bed bug infestation in the apartment because the landlord failed to disclose that information. After reporting the bed bugs, the victim was evicted; she also lost many of her personal possessions.
Although it is beneficial to review past verdicts and settlements for bed bug claims, you must never assume your claim’s potential value based on past claims. Only an experienced bed bug lawyer can provide you with the information that you need to understand how much compensation you could be awarded if you file a bed bug claim against a motel, hotel, or landlord.
Our Law Firm
If you would like to discuss your claim with an attorney for bed bug infestations in Washington and cities like Vancouver, Bellevue, Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, you must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. The knowledgeable bed bug attorneys are ready to represent you and handle your bed bug claim against a hotel, motel, or landlord. Would you like to benefit from free legal services? If so, you must contact our law firm and request to speak with a bed bug lawsuit attorney in Washington for bed bug bites in a hotel and in apartments as soon as possible.
Our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experienced bed bug lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a successful claim against a landlord, hotel owner, or motel owner. Whether you are interested in starting your claim or in redirecting your claim towards a successful outcome, you could trust that the lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need.
The legal services above are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will not be required to pay any upfront legal expenses. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure; therefore, you will not pay anything until our bed bug lawyers reach a successful outcome for your claim. If you do not win, you will not pay. Contact our firm as soon as possible.