Bed Bug Lawyer in Wisconsin
When you go to bed, do you expect to feed bed bugs with your blood? The thought of blood being sustenance for countless creatures that hide in your bed, pillows, blankets, and clothes is the thing of nightmares. For many, this is not a nightmare; it is an unfortunate reality. Many people unknowingly support the life and reproduction of bed bugs, fueling infestations with their blood.
Many people associate bed bugs with cheap hotels and motels; however, even the highest rated hotels and motels can have a bed bug infestation. Likewise, there could be a bed bug infestation in your home even if you are constantly cleaning and ensuring that your home is well kept. If you live in Wisconsin and you were harmed as a result of a bed bug infestation in either an apartment building or a hotel/motel, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against a liable party and receive compensation.
Can I file a lawsuit for bed bug bites? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for bed bug bites. If you suffered physical injuries, mental or emotional harm, or damage to your personal property as a result of a bed bug infestation in a hotel, motel, or apartment complex, you might benefit from discussing your situation with a bed bug lawyer in Wisconsin.
Do you want to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with a Wisconsin bed bug attorney? If you would like to learn more about filing a bed bug lawsuit in Wisconsin, you should contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm that has dedicated many years to representing those who have been harmed after being exposed to bed bugs. Many people misunderstand bed bug exposure. At Bed Bug Legal Group, we know that bed bug exposure could result in much more than just bites. Without a doubt, bed bug bites could turn your life upside down, but you could be left with more than just an itch.
The bed bug attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, and Racine are ready to represent you in your bed bug injury claim against a hotel owner or a landlord. Our bed bug attorneys have many years of experience handling successful claims against landlords, hotel managers, and motel owners, and they are prepared to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to meet with our lawyers to learn more about how you could sue your landlord in Wisconsin for bed bugs or sue a hotel/motel for an infestation, you must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. We have lawyers in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Kenosha, and Racine that are ready to fight for your rights.
The Harm Caused by Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small insects that thrive on blood. Human blood is their preferred meal which helps them to live and reproduce—and eventually allows them to infest entire hotels, motels, and apartment buildings. Bed bugs are tiny creatures; although they are visible to the human eye, they often hide in places not obvious to human vision. Bed bugs can be found in beds, mattresses, pillows, bedding, couches, sofas, carpets, clothes, luggage, and cushions, for example. Undeniably, bed bugs gravitate towards soft, cloth-like items; however, bed bugs are also known to hide in crevices in furniture built from a variety of materials. Because of bed bugs’ efficiency in hiding, infestations are often difficult to identify.
Most infestations are identified after reports of bed bug bites. Bed bug bites can be noticed immediately after being bitten; however, they could take a few days to appear. Bed bug bites are itchy, sometimes red bumps on the skin. Bites often come in patterns—specifically zigzag patterns. In general, bed bug bites only cause discomfort, but bed bug bites could be the start of many other negative effects.
You could experience all of the following due to exposure to bed bugs:
- Itchy bites
- Skin infections caused by broken skin around bites
- Allergic reactions to the substances in bed bug saliva
- Mental and emotional distress (insomnia, fear, anxiety, panic, PTSD)
- Permanent scarring on the site of the bites
In addition to the physical, emotional, and mental harm listed above, exposure to a bed bug infestation could also result in the following: expensive medical bills; loss of income; loss of personal property; expenses to replace lost property; extermination fees; relocation expenses.
If you were harmed in any of the ways listed above after you were exposed to bed bugs in your apartment or in a hotel/motel, you must seek legal assistance with a lawyer for bed bugs in Racine, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Madison, and Kenosha as soon as possible. A bed bug lawsuit attorney in Wisconsin for bed bug bites in a hotel or an apartment building will be able to provide you all the information that you need to pursue a bed bug claim and recover the compensation that you deserve.
Bed Bugs in Apartment Buildings
Did you ever imagine that you would move into an apartment that was infested with bed bugs? Can I sue my landlord for bed bugs in Wisconsin? Can you sue your landlord for bed bugs? Yes, you can sue your landlord for bed bugs. However, you can only file a claim against your landlord if your landlord’s negligence resulted in the harm you suffered because of the bed bugs. If the bed bug infestation was not a result of the negligence of your landlord, you might not have a valid claim. An example of negligence includes the following: you notice a few bed bugs in your apartment a few days after you move in; you do not have a history of bed bugs. You report the bed bugs to your landlord, and your tenant admits that the last tenant moved out because of the bed bug problem. Your landlord did not exterminate the apartment because it was out of the budget, but he was aware of the problem. If your landlord failed to act accordingly to prevent tenants from suffering harm because of bed bugs, you could file an apartment bed bug infestation lawsuit for apartment buildings in Kenosha, Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. Do not hesitate to seek legal assistance and discuss your claim with our knowledgeable lawyers.
Bed Bugs in Hotels and Motels
Bed bugs can be found in countless hotels and motels around the state. Whether you decide to stay at an Airbnb, Courtyard Marriott, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hilton Hotel, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Super 8, Red Roof Inn, Marriott Hotel, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Choice Hotels, Extended Stay America, Hampton Inn, La Quinta Inn, Red Lion hotel, Howard Johnson, or MGM, you might encounter bed bugs. Could you sue a hotel in Wisconsin for bed bugs? You could sue a motel or hotel for bed bugs in Wisconsin; however, you could only take action if there was negligence involved. Hotel and motel owners/managers have the responsibility to keep their guests safe under common law. If they are aware of a safety risk, they must act to eradicate the risk. Bed bugs pose a health risk to guests; therefore, hotel/motel staff must address existing bed bug problems and act quickly to identify emerging infestations. If a hotel has received constant reports of bed bug bites but has repeatedly failed to take action, victims could file claims. If you were exposed to bed bugs in a hotel and suffered harm, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance.
The Compensation Available for Bed Bug Claims
An attorney for bed bug infestations in Wisconsin and cities like Kenosha, Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, and Green Bay could provide you with all the information that you need to better understand the compensation that you could recover if you file a claim. What type of compensation could you recover for your bed bug injury claim against a hotel, motel, or landlord? In general, victims harmed by bed bug bites and the negative effects of bed bug bites are eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Extermination expenses
- Reimbursement for relocation costs
Regardless of the details of your bed bug claim, you could be eligible to receive compensation. When you allow our lawyers to handle your claim against a hotel, motel, or landlord, you could be certain that you will have someone aggressively fighting for your right to receive compensation. Our lawyers will incessantly fight until you recover the compensation that you deserve. For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if your bed bug claim reaches a successful outcome, you must contact our firm and request to speak with our experienced lawyers.
The Value of Your Bed Bug Claim
How is the settlement amount for a bed bug lawsuit claim against your landlord or a hotel determined? What is the average value of a bed bug lawsuit case? The value associated with your bed bug injury claim depends on many factors of your claim and how you were harmed by your exposure to bed bugs, such as the severity of your bites, the effect of the bites on your everyday life, the extent of the mental and emotional harm caused by your bites, and many other relevant details, for example.
Below are some verdicts and settlements for bed bug claims:
- $1.6 million—after moving into an apartment, the family identified strange red spots all over a 3-year-old child. After medical evaluation, the red spots were identified as bug bites. Upon the family’s inspection of the apartment, they found bed bugs. The 3-year-old suffered permanent scarring on his torso, arms, and legs as a result of the bed bugs. An infant (approximately 3 months old) also suffered bites.
- $3.5 million—16 tenants (former and current) filed a claim against an apartment complex. Based on the claim, the tenants were afflicted by constant bed bug bites from 2011 to 2013. Although the landlord was aware of the bed bug problem since 2008, there was a lack of action that resulted in the harm to tenants.
Bed Bug Legal Group
If you are interested in taking action against your landlord or a hotel/motel after you were affected by bed bugs, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You must report the infestation, take a series of pictures, and even collect some of the bed bugs as evidence if possible. The bed bug lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group are ready to handle your claim and ensure that you recover the compensation that you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact our firm.
You could benefit from our free legal services available for those who are interested in starting their claims or who have already started their truck accident claims. You will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is based on contingency; you will not pay unless you win. Contact us today.