Bed Bug Lawsuit Settlements – Information on Recent Infestation Recoveries
The past decade has witnessed an epidemic of bed bug infestations in hotels motels condominium units and apartment buildings across the county. In response many property owners and hotel management teams do the right thing and take necessary steps to rid of infestations on their properties and properly warn guests and tenants of infestations. However in some cases property owners fail to live up to their legal duty resulting in severe case of bed bug bites. Unscrupulous landlords and negligent hotel managers who fail to properly inspect for and exterminate bed bugs can be held liable for any damages sustained.
Recent Large Bed Bug Lawsuit Settlements
$225,000 – The Jackson family purchased a mattress infested with bed bugs resulting in severe bed bug bites which for many months were wrongly diagnosed as severe allergic reactions.
$800,000 – Multiunit apartment building infested with bed bug multiple clients.
$382,000 – brother and sister severely attacked by bed bug while staying at a Chicago area hotel.
Compensation Available: There are two types or categories of compensation available for individuals who have suffered from bed bug bites.
1. Economic Damages: Medical expenses, hospitalization and rehabilitation costs, and property damage.
2. Noneconomic Damages: Pain and suffering, emotional harm and punitive damages.
Should I Hire an Attorney or Settle the Case on My Own: A common question most individuals that have suffered bed bug bites will have is should I hire an attorney to represent me or should I attempt to settle the case on my own. In the vast majority of cases bed bug claims should be handled by an attorney. Representation by a law firm will provide a victim of personal injury with a strategic advantage against insurance companies. The threat of a potential lawsuit by an individual that is being legally represented will counteract any attempts on the party of an insurance company to low ball your claim.
Free Legal Help: Our law firm provides every individual who has suffered severe bites due to bed bug infestations on their hotel room or apartment unit with confidential and free case evaluations by one of our attorneys. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us any time, day or night.