Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation during your stay at a rental that you accessed via VRBO? VRBO – which stands for vacation rentals by owners – is one of the leading rental services as of late. Like any other accommodations, those made available through VRBO can be infested with bed bugs. If you or your family were exposed to a bed bug infestation at a vacation rental that resulted in bed bug bites or any other harm, you should seek legal assistance immediately.
Based on the details surrounding the exposure to the bed bug infestation and the resulting harm, including bed bug bites, for instance, you might have grounds to sue. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue after being exposed to a bed bug infestation via a VRBO, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
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Bed Bug Infestations are Common
Bed bugs are tiny, nocturnal creatures that feed on human blood. They can hide in a number of places – including beds, mattresses, bedding, bed frames, couches, sofas, carpets rugs, clothing, luggage, etc. – which provide easy access to blood meals. Bed bugs are resilient; they can go many months without any food source and could even survive extermination efforts. Because of this, bed bug infestations are relatively common in places that provide plenty of hiding spots as well as easy access to meals, including vacation rentals.
The Harm Associated with Bed Bug Exposure
Exposure to bed bug infestations at vacation rentals or anywhere else could result in significant harm and/or damages. Some examples of the harm and damages that affected parties could experience include the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infections
- Property damage
- Financial losses (associated with extermination expenses and/or relocation costs)
What Does VRBO Say about Pests?
VRBO has a number of recommendations online for their property owners. For instance, there are recommendations for keeping the property clean and reducing the risk of bed bug infestations thriving (including vacuuming under beds, purchasing new mattresses that are protected by covers, and exterminating the property before listing it as a rental). Additionally, VRBO claims that as soon as a guest submits a complaint regarding pests on the property, the property owner will be required to provide proof of a recent pest inspection. Failure to provide proof of an inspection will result in the listing being deactivated until a current proof of inspection is submitted. Without a doubt, VRBO encourages property owners to keep their rentals in tip top condition, and they are ready to take action against the property owner if they get complaints.
Can You Sue?
Do you have the right to sue? Can you sue if you or a member of your family suffered harm after being exposed to a bed bug infestation at a VRBO rental? If so, who can you sue? The answer to this question will be based on the details surrounding the incident. In general, property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their guests; this includes ensuring that their premises are free of any infestations. Because of this, if a property owner fails to keep their property free of bed bugs, they could be liable for any resulting harm. Can VRBO be liable? VRBO can only be liable under certain circumstances – specifically, when the company’s negligence directly contributes to harm. Examples of the company’s negligence include the following: failing to deactivate listings upon getting complaints of infestations; failing to screen listings before allowing them to be active; failing to inspect properties before listing.
Without a doubt, you could have grounds to pursue a bed bug claim if you were exposed to a bed bug infestation at a VRBO rental. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue after being exposed to a bed bug infestation at a VRBO, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will help you better understand your right to sue.
What Should You Do?
After being exposed to a bed bug infestation, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to file a claim. Consider the following recommendations:
- Take photos of your bed bug bites
- Take photos of the bed bugs
- Report the bed bug infestation to the property owner
- Report the bed bug infestation to VRBO
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather records of property damage
- Gather records of extermination costs
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you are ever unsure of how you should proceed after being exposed to a bed bug infestation at a VRBO rental, simply contact our experts immediately. Our lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Are you in need of a bed bug lawyer after being exposed to a bed bug infestation at a VRBO rental? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the bed bug experts at our firm as soon as possible. You can trust our experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you are owed. At our firm, our lawyers have many years of experience representing victims affected by bed bug infestations and fighting for their rights. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
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