Miami Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
Bed bugs can infest any mattress or sleeping accommodations. People bring bed bugs in on their clothes and personal items, and these bugs can easily spread to a new bed in a hotel or motel, infesting the mattress there. No matter how clean the person or the room is, bed bugs can burrow into a mattress and begin growing their colony there.
It is up to the hotel, motel, or other establishment that owns the bed to ensure that their guest’s stay is free of bed bugs. If you were attacked by bed bugs because a hotel or other company failed to keep their mattresses in good condition, you could be facing serious discomfort and itchiness because of your exposure. Miami bed bug injury lawyer Prosper Shaked may be able to take your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. To set up a free consultation, call The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked today at (305) 694-2676.
Who Can I Sue for Bed Bugs in Florida?
Florida law protects overnight guests from unsafe sleeping conditions like bed bugs. It is up to the hotel to test for bed bugs and ensure that its guests are safe. Ultimately, these companies can be held responsible in court for any harms that you suffer because of a bed bug infestation in your room.
Bed bug injury cases are commonly brought against any companies that run overnight or sleeping accommodations, including the following:
- Cruise ships
- Bed and breakfasts
- Short-term apartments
- Nursing homes
- RV rental companies
- And more
If you suffered bites and other effects of a bed bug infestation at any of these locations, you may be able to sue for damages.
Despite being called “bed bugs,” these creatures can hide in other locations as well. Soft furniture, sleeping bags, clothes dressers, and other items and locations with fabric and similar materials can also contain bed bugs.
Sometimes you can get bed bugs in your own home. If you recently purchased used furniture – or even new furniture – you may have received items already infested with bed bugs. Selling this kind of furniture with the knowledge that it contained bed bugs can be a serious issue that leads to lawsuits and damages.
Damages for Bed Bug Bites
If you were the victim of negligence that led to a bed bug infestation, you might suffer from adverse health conditions from bed bug bites. Unlike fleas or ticks, these bugs are not known for carrying infections. However, their bites can still cause serious itching and allergic reactions.
Redness and itchiness can spread all over your body, including to sensitive areas. These bites can draw blood and cause pain and discomfort. While bed bugs are not known for spreading disease, these bites can still become infected, leading to additional health problems. Especially for vulnerable individuals like children, older adults, and those with pre-existing health problems, these infections could be more serious.
People with allergic reactions to bed bugs could suffer greatly from a bed bug infestation. The bites could lead to heightened inflammation and potentially disastrous harm. While serious reactions are rare, it is possible to suffer from anaphylaxis and other serious effects if you are particularly sensitive.
These physical effects could require medical treatment and diagnosis to prove that they are bed bug injuries and to treat the itchiness with creams and lotions. The itchiness may be intense enough to require you to miss work, and it can cause serious pain and suffering. These medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages can all be compensated in a bug bite lawsuit.
If you suffered a bug bite infestation, your clothes, luggage, or even home may become infested as well. Curing this infestation can require throwing out clothes, buying new luggage, and replacing mattresses and other furniture. This can lead to high costs, which you would never have incurred if it were not for the negligence of those who allowed the bed bug infestation to spread. These damages can be included in any lawsuit for bed bug damages.
These kinds of bed bug accidents are sometimes isolated events, but there is always a chance that bed bug infestations may be part of a pattern of negligence. If a hotel or motel allowed people to sleep on the same beds they already knew were infested or they did not do enough to cure an infestation in a room or a building, they could be held to pay punitive damages to the victims. These additional damages are rare, but they are paid directly to the victim to punish the hotel for their repeated negligence.
Call Our Miami Bed Bug Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation on Your Case
If you or a loved one was the victim of a bed bug infestation and suffered from bites and other harms, contact our law offices today. The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked handle cases on behalf of injury victims, and we are not afraid to take on large corporations or businesses for their negligence. To schedule a free consultation on your case, contact our Miami bed bug lawyer today at (305) 694-2676.