Lake Havasu City Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
Lake Havasu City in Arizona was once known for its large-scale spring break events for university students. Although such events have become a thing of the past, the city has remained a popular destination over the years. The city is home to boating events, jet ski events, fishing events, and many other one-of-a-kind events. Because of this, there are constantly people coming and going – staying at hotels and motels for shorter stays and even renting properties for the longer stays. Unfortunately, this significantly increases the risk of bed bug infestations in hotels, motels, and rental apartments. Bed bug infestations throughout the city can also affect furniture stores, for instance.
Bed bug infestations can cause significant harm and damages to any affected parties. Were you or a member of your family exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Lake Havasu City, Arizona? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against the liable party or entity. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered after being exposed to a bed bug infestation, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
You can trust the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm with many years of experience handling bed bug injury claims against hotel owners, motel owners, landlords, and even store owners. Our experts are ready to evaluate your claim and fight for your rights. Are you ready to discuss your bed bug injury claim with the experts at our firm? If so, contact us today.
The Harm Resulting from Exposure to Bed Bug Infestations
If you are exposed to bed bug bites, you are likely to suffer much more than just a few bed bug bites. Exposure to bed bug infestations could lead to significant harm, including some of the examples listed below:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions (specifically, to the contents found in bed bug saliva)
- Skin infections
- Permanent scarring
- Mental and emotional distress (that is, affected parties could be left with depression, fear, anxiety, PTSD, and more after the incident)
- Property damage (some of the property exposed to the infestation could become infested and actually carry the infestation to homes)
- Financial losses (like those associated with multiple bed bug extermination treatments)
If you or a member of your family were exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Lake Havasu City, AZ, you should explore the legal options available to you. Regardless of how you were harmed or affected, you might have grounds to sue. For more information about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Can I Sue?
Do you have the right to sue after you or a member of your family experienced harm associated with exposure to a bed bug infestation? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug injury claim. However, your right to sue will be based on your specific situation.
Can you sue a store owner for a bed bug infestation? Let’s consider furniture stores, specifically. Sometimes, the poor conditions inside the store and/or product storage area can contribute to infestations. Additionally, stores can knowingly sell products that are infested with bed bugs. All store owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their shoppers; additionally, furniture stores, specifically, have a duty to provide their customers with furniture that is sanitary. If their furniture is infested by bed bugs, you could definitely sue the furniture store owner for bed bug bites and all losses resulted from the incident.
Can you sue a hotel or motel owner for the harm resulting from exposure to a bed bug infestation? In hotels and motels, owners have a duty to keep their entire premises safe for their guests. Since bed bug infestations represent a health risk, hotel and motel owners must ensure that their premises are free of infestations. If they expose their guests to bed bug infestations, they could potentially face liability for any harm or damages resulting from the incident.
Can you sue a landlord if you are exposed to a bed bug infestation in an apartment? All landlords have a duty to ensure that their apartments are in a habitable condition for their tenants. Bed bug infestations make apartments inhabitable; therefore, landlords must address any infestations (preferably before tenants move in, but also after move-in if the infestation already existed). The exception is if the bed bug infestation was introduced by the tenant. Does this apply to short-term rentals, like Airbnb? Landlords or hosts offering short-term rentals also have this duty to tenants (in some cases, the short-term rental company can even have some liability). So, if your landlord exposed you to a bed bug infestation, they could be liable for the resulting harm/damages.
Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered after being negligently exposed to a bed bug infestation? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Can You Be Compensated?
Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm and/or damage resulting from the incident, you might be eligible to recover at least some sort of monetary compensation. If you were involved in a Lake Havasu bed bug incident and your claim was successful, you could be eligible to recover some of the categories of compensation listed below:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Extermination fees
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
If you are interested in learning more about the type and compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our bed bug bite injury lawyers in Lake Havasu AZ are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. You can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you are rightfully compensated.
What Should Affected Parties Do?
There are a number of steps that affected parties should take to prepare to hold the liable parties liable for the harm or damages associated with exposure to the bed bug infestations. What should you do? Some important steps to follow are listed below:
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Photograph your bed bug bites
- Photograph the bed bugs
- If possible, father a small sample of bed bugs (put them in a sealed bag or container)
- Report the exposure to bed bugs to the appropriate party – this could be the hotel/motel owner, store owner, or landlord, for instance
- Report the bed bug infestation to your local health department
- Collect all relevant records – including medical records, records of lost income, records of property damage, records of extermination costs, etc.
- Contact a bed bug injury lawyer immediately
File Within the Statute of Limitations
All injury claims in Arizona are subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims within the total time allowed by the statute of limitations, they could completely lose their right to file their claim. In Arizona, personal injury claims – which includes bed bug injury claims – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. Although the statute of limitations establishes a strict deadline, exceptions could apply (which could toll or pause the deadline). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your claim, contact us immediately.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
At Bed Bug Legal Group, our bed bug injury lawyers in Lake Havasu, Arizona are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. At our firm, you could benefit from our free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – providing you with the information necessary to help you pursue your bed bug injury claim. If you are interested in benefiting from our free legal services, contact us today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful outcome – if you do not win, you will not pay anything.
Are you ready to speak with the bed bug injury lawyers at our firm? If so, contact us today.