Spending the night at a motel, hotel, an Airbnb rental, or even your apartment, do you expect to be bitten by bed bugs? If you are like most people, you assume that a clean motel, hotel, or apartment, for instance, is equivalent to an area free of infestations. However, bed bug infestations could be present even if the hotel/motel looks pristine, or you strive to keep your apartment clean.
Bed bugs can hide in a variety of places, such as beds, mattresses, carpets, rugs, sofas, couches, clothes, luggage, and wooden furniture, for example. In many cases, there is no sign of bed bug infestations other than bed bug bites. Often, it takes a thorough inspection to identify a bed bug infestation; because of that, infestations are likely to go unnoticed until it is too late (i.e. someone suffers bed bug bites).
If you or members of your family suffered bed bug bites in a motel, hotel, or apartment, you might have grounds to pursue a claim and recover compensation. Do you have the right to file a claim? Could you receive compensation? If you have questions regarding your claim or the possibility of filing a claim, it is essential that you contact a bed bug lawyer in Nebraska. If you were affected in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, or Kearney, you must contact our law firm to discuss your claim with a Nebraska bed bug attorney.
Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of all parties who have been negatively affected after exposure to a bed bug infestation. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling bed bug injury claims. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of all the ways in which you and your family could be affected after suffering bed bugs bites; therefore, our lawyers will always fight for your right to be compensated. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a bed bug lawsuit in Nebraska, our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Bed Bugs in Hotels and Motels
Consider the following hotel and motel chains: Red Lion Hotel, Fairfield Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, MGM, La Quinta Inn, Choice Hotels, Best Western, Super 8, Hampton Inn, Extended Stay America, Red Roof Inn, Quality Inn, Marriott Hotel, Holiday Inn, Hilton Hotel, Courtyard Marriot, and Motel 6. What do you associate these motel and hotel chains with? Do you automatically associate the hotels and motels listed above with bed bug infestations? All of the hotels and motels listed above have had bed bug incidents in the past. You could even be exposed to bed bugs during your stay at an Airbnb.
Hotels and motels are common places to find bed bug infestations. Guests unknowingly provide bed bugs with a constant source of food to fuel their reproduction and worsen infestations. Many guests wake up to bed bug bites all over their bodies. Others do not identify their bites until a few days after exposure. Unfortunately, many of the bed bug bites suffered in hotels and motels are a result of the negligent actions of hotel and motel owners. Although they are aware of the bed bug infestations on their properties, hotel owners and motel owners fail to take action to address the infestation and eliminate bed bugs from the property. When their actions result in the harm suffered by their guests, they could be held liable. Can you sue a hotel in Nebraska for bed bugs? Yes, you can sue a motel or hotel for bed bugs in Nebraska as long as the motel or hotel owner was aware of the infestation. For more information, contact a bed bug lawsuit attorney in Nebraska for bed bug bites in a hotel or a motel.
Bed Bugs in Your Apartment
Can I sue my landlord for bed bugs in Nebraska? Just like in hotels and motels, bed bugs are also common in apartments-especially in apartment buildings. Bed bug infestations could start in one apartment and take over the entire apartment building within a short length of time. Regardless of how the bed bug infestation started, landlords have the duty to address the infestation as soon as they become aware of it. Unfortunately, many landlords ignore the constant reports and the pleas of their tenants. Because of that, their tenants are left suffering bed bug bites and a variety of other harm. If your landlord failed to take action to address a bed bug infestation even after receiving reports, your landlord could be held accountable for the harm that you suffered. Can you sue your landlord for bed bugs? Yes, you can sue your landlord for bed bugs; however, you could only pursue a claim if your landlord’s negligence contributed to the harm that you suffered. For more information about your right to sue your landlord in Nebraska for bed bugs, contact a bed bug lawyer for apartment bed bug infestations in Nebraska today.
The Harm You Could Suffer
Can I file a lawsuit for bed bug bites? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for bed bug bites. Most people associate bed bugs only with their bites. However, exposure to bed bugs can result in a variety of harm other than just bites. Those exposed to bed bugs could suffer all of the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infections
- Depression, anxiety, fear, humiliation, embarrassment, post-traumatic stress, etc.
- Temporary loss of earning abilities
- Loss of personal property
If you suffered any of the harm mentioned above after you were exposed to bed bugs at a hotel, motel, or apartment, do not hesitate to contact our bed bug attorneys in Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island, Kearney, and Bellevue as soon as possible.
What is the average value of a bed bug lawsuit cases? What settlement amount for a bed bug lawsuit claim against your landlord or a hotel could you expect to recover? The value of bed bug claims is determined by many significant case details. In general, claimants are eligible to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Regardless of the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive, you could trust that the lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group will always fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. For more information about what you could recover if you file a hotel/motel lawsuit or apartment bed bug infestation lawsuit for apartment buildings in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, contact our firm today.
Filing Your Claim
If you are interested in pursuing a bed bug claim against a landlord, hotel owner, or motel owner, there are a few things with which you should be familiar-one of which includes the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a timeline that applies to all claims, determining the length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. In Nebraska, the parties affected by bed bugs are subject to a four-year statute of limitations. In other words, claimants have up to four years to pursue their claims against the parties liable for the harm that they suffered. If you do not file your claim within the four years allowed by the statute of limitations, you could lose your right to sue and receive the compensation that you deserve. The details of your claim could also affect (by tolling or lengthening) the statute of limitations that applies to your claim; therefore, it is essential that you discuss your claim with a lawyer for bed bugs in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, and Kearney as soon as possible to determine the time you have to pursue your claim.
In addition to having a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations, there are a few things you could do to prepare to file your claim. Immediately after you were affected by bed bugs, you should do all of the following:
- Take photos-you should take multiple photographs. First and foremost, you should take photos of your bed bug bites (and any other complications caused by the bites, such as allergic reactions, infections, or scarring). You should also take photos of the bed bugs.
- Gather samples-you should gather a small sample of the bed bugs, if possible. You could gather a few bed bugs in a plastic bag or a plastic container. It is important that the bed bugs cannot escape so ensure that the bag or container is sealable.
- Seek medical attention-you should seek medical confirmation for an evaluation of your bites. A medical professional will be able to confirm whether the bites you suffered were caused by bed bugs. Seeking early medical attention is also essential in preventing your condition from worsening.
- Report the infestations-you should contact someone with authority over the property (a landlord, property manager, motel owner, motel manager, hotel owner, or hotel manager, for example) to report the bed bug infestation. You could also report the infestation to the local health department.
- Keep records-you should always keep records of important documents and important dates relevant to your exposure to bed bugs and the bed bug bites that you suffered.
Although completing the steps above does not guarantee the success of your claim, it helps you to prepare for the legal process. If you have any other questions about what you need to do or what you should know prior to beginning your claim, do not hesitate to contact an attorney for bed bug infestations in Nebraska and cities like Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, and Kearney. Our bed bug lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your bed bug claim against a landlord, motel owner, or hotel owner.
Bed Bug Legal Group
Are you in need of legal assistance after your exposure to bed bugs at a hotel, motel, or apartment? If you suffered bed bug bites as a result of the negligent actions of a party, you might have grounds to pursue a claim and receive compensation. When you contact Bed Bug Legal Group, you could schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion-accessing our legal experts without ever having to worry about upfront legal fees. Our free legal services are available through a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, you will only pay if you win. If you need to discuss your bed bug claim with a Nebraska lawyer, contact our firm today.