When you purchased a new mattress at Sit ‘n Sleep, did you expect to bring a bed bug infestation into your home? Whether we purchase used mattresses or new mattresses, we never expect to bring bed bugs into our home. Rather, we trust that we are purchasing our mattresses from a reliable source. Sit ‘n Sleep was founded in 1978 in Gardena, CA. Today, there are over 39 Sit ‘n Sleep locations throughout Southern California.
Sit ‘n Sleep claims to be more than just another mattress store; they claim that they are ready to provide their consumers with what they need to sleep soundly. Would anyone be able to sleep soundly knowing that their new mattress was infested with bed bugs? Could anyone sleep comfortably knowing that they are likely to suffer bed bug bites? If you sustained bed bug bites after you purchased a mattress from Sit ‘n Sleep, you might have grounds to take legal action.
Would you like to learn more about your right to take legal action against Sit ‘n Sleep after unknowingly purchasing a bed bug infested mattress? If you are in need of legal assistance after you purchased an infested mattress from Sit ‘n Sleep, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the bed bug experts at Bed Bug Legal Group. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of bed bug claims – including claims against well-known stores like Sit ‘n Sleep. If you would like to allow the bed bug experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to evaluate your claim and provide you with the legal guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
About Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking pests that feed on human blood during the night. After biting and having their fill of blood, bed bugs leave behind small bites that are often red and itchy. If scratched, these bites can become infected and even lead to permanent scarring. In some cases, bed bug bites can also result allergic reactions. In addition to the obvious physical bed bug bites that can result from exposure to these blood-sucking creatures, exposure to bed bugs could also result in mental and emotional harm, for instance.
By far, the most common place in which bed bugs hide are mattresses. They hide in the smallest of crevices and are practically invisible to the unsuspecting eye. Bed bugs can also hide in other furniture that provides them with quick access to sleeping victims. These other hiding spots could include all sorts of wooden furniture, carpets, luggage, sofas, clothes, and floorboards, just to name a few.
Because bed bugs can hide in unperceivable crevices, dealing with bed bug infestations can be very difficult. For people who are unfamiliar with bed bug infestations, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of an infestation. Because of this, it is essential that professional exterminators address the situation to eliminate the infestation.
The Likelihood of Getting Bed Bugs from a Furniture Store
When you walked into Sit ‘n Sleep, did anything in the store make you suspect that any of the mattresses could be infested with bed bugs? In most cases, well-known mattress stores are kept in pristine condition. As consumers, we believe that the conditions of these stores reflect the conditions that their products are kept in. However, many stores keep their furniture, such as their mattresses, in substandard conditions in their warehouses. When you purchase a mattress from Sit ‘n Sleep or any other store, you are receiving something straight from their warehouse or storage facility. Even though the mattress might appear to be in an excellent condition, it could have been exposed to bed bugs. Your new mattress is now in your home, and you unknowingly welcome bed bugs into your home. After a few weeks or months of sleeping on your new mattress, you begin suffering bites. Eventually, you determine that your bites are due to bed bugs. However, the bed bug infestation is no longer just in the mattress, it is throughout your entire home. Did you unknowingly purchase a mattress infested with bed bugs at Sit ‘n Sleep? If so, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to learn more about your right to pursue legal action.
Is Sit ‘n Sleep Liable for Bed Bugs?
Could Sit ‘n Sleep be held accountable for selling you a mattress that was infested with bed bugs? The answer is simple. Sit ‘n Sleep can be liable for selling consumers infested mattresses. All stores have a duty to their consumers – they must ensure that they products are safe for consumers. When stores like Sit ‘n Sleep sell mattresses that are infested with bed bugs, they are breaching their duty to consumers. Subsequently, they are also creating the risk of their consumers suffering harm. If any harm arises directly due to the infested mattresses sold to consumers, the store could be liable. If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for the damage caused by a bed-bug-infested mattress, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Pursuing a Bed Bug Injury Claim and Receiving Compensation
If Sit ‘N Sleep sold you a mattress that was infested with bed bugs, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the specific details of your claim and how you were affected by the bed bug infestation, you might even have grounds to recover compensation. How much compensation could you receive? What specific type of compensation could you recover? Consider the following points regarding the type of compensation that you might be eligible to receive:
- Medical costs: compensation for all the expenses associated with treating bed bug bites, any allergic reactions, skin infections, and other mental/emotional suffering directly related to the bed bug infestation.
- Lost wages: compensation for any of the income lost as a direct result to the exposure to bed bugs and suffering bed bug bites.
- Property damage: compensation for any property damage resulting from the bed bug infestation (furniture, clothing, and other property that cannot be completely rid of bed bugs must be trashed).
- Pain and suffering: compensation for the mental and emotional distress resulting from the bed bug bites and being exposed to the infestation. This could include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and embarrassment, for example.
- Punitive damages: compensation awarded to punish the defendant.
For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive if you pursue a bed bug injury claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Our bed bug attorneys are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. When you allow our bed bug lawyers to handle your claim, you could be certain that our experts will evaluate your claim and help you understand the specific type and amount of compensation that you could receive based on the details of your claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
How Long Do You Have to Sue?
You have the right to file a bed bug injury claim against Sit ‘n Sleep. However, you could lose your right to sue if you fail to take action within the appropriate length of time. Bed bug injury claims are classified as personal injuries. In the state of California, claims surrounding personal injuries must be filed within two-years of suffering the harm. What happens if you fail to pursue your claim within the two-year statute of limitations that applies to your claim? If you do not file your claim on time, you will – unfortunately – lose your right to sue and lose your right to receive compensation. Because of that, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the length of time that you have to file your claim. Although your claim will likely be subject to a two-year deadline, some details of your claim could affect change the time that you have to pursue your claim. For more information about the time that you have to file a claim against Sit ‘n Sleep for injuries caused by bed bugs in their mattresses, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. We are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Are you in need of a bed bug infestation lawsuit lawyer in Los Angeles after you found that your Sit ‘n Sleep mattress was infested with bed bugs? If so, it is essential that you contact the case lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm that has dedicated many years to representing the victims that have been exposed to bed bug infestations under a variety of circumstances. Our experts have successfully handled countless claims against recognized stores similar to Sit ‘n Sleep. If you would like our experts to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to take action against Sit ‘n Sleep, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Bed Bug Legal Group is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take action against Sit ‘n Sleep for selling you a mattress infested with bed bugs. Our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information necessary to begin or continue your claim, you can trust that our lawyers will guide you through every step of the way. If you would like to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible. Our lawyers are here to represent you and guide you towards a successful claim outcome.
Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also based on contingency, meaning that our clients will never have to pay anything until their claims reach successful outcomes. If you are ready to allow the Los Angeles bed bug experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to handle your claim against Sit ‘n Sleep, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.