Orlando Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
Bed bugs are a risk that many people overlook when staying at a hotel or motel. If you have been the victim of injuries and bites from a bed bug infestation, it may be impossible to overlook this harm. If your case was serious and you suffered itchy bites and had to throw out clothes or even furniture, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for the harms you suffered.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a bug bed infestation, you may be able to sue the hotel, motel, or another party responsible for letting you sleep on a bed contaminated by bed bugs. For a free consultation on your case, call The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked today. Orlando bed bug injury lawyer Prosper Shaked represents victims and their families in cases against the parties responsible for this kind of harm. Our number is (305) 690-0244.
Damages for Bed Bug Injury Cases
If you stayed at a hotel or another location that was contaminated by bed bugs, you could suffer some concrete harms that you deserve compensation for. First, the most obvious harm is the physical pain and discomfort of itching bug bites. Bed bugs can give victims thousands of tiny bites, potentially all over their body. People with especially sensitive skin or low tolerance for itching and bug bites could face substantial pain and discomfort, especially if the bites lead to infection or open wounds and raw skin from repeated scratching. This pain and suffering can be compensated directly as part of a bed bug lawsuit.
If you needed medical treatment for your injuries, the hospital bills may be compensated. You may require diagnosis and testing from a physician to confirm that you were bitten by bed bugs and to prescribe solutions to reduce the pain. You may need topical creams and ointments, antibiotics, and painkillers to help with your symptoms. These medical expenses should be compensated in a lawsuit against the at-fault parties.
If your injuries were severe enough, or the itching is too distracting, you may have to miss work during your recovery. Especially if your clothes or your person become infested, you may be unable to return to work for risk of spreading the bugs at your job. The wages you lose because of this should all be compensated as part of your lawsuit.
You may face other substantial damages if you had to throw out clothes and replace furniture because of the bed bugs. If bed bugs attacked you at a hotel or resort, the bed bugs may have transferred to your clothing, your luggage, or other things you brought with you. If you brought these things home, the infestation could spread to your furniture, rugs, and other items. If these things become infested, they likely need to be treated or thrown out and replaced. The cost of these treatments or replacements can be included in a lawsuit.
Lastly, you may be entitled to damages if the bed bugs were part of a repeated problem. Many companies may learn of bed bugs and negligently treat their rooms rather than replace mattresses and carpets. Even worse, some companies may go so far as to continue to rent rooms that they know to be infested. This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and courts may punish these parties with punitive damages. This can pay you additional damages to help punish the at-fault party for their repeated errors.
Who Can I Sue for Bed Bug Injuries in Florida?
Companies and corporations that run hotels, resorts, and other overnight accommodations are often some of the biggest offenders for bed bug issues. Many large, reputable companies have a reputation to uphold, so problems with bed bugs are caught early and dealt with promptly. However, smaller companies may not have the resources to stop renting a room while they deal with bed bugs.
Hotels and motels are not the only establishments that could be liable for bed bug issues. The following are all examples of companies and people that can be held liable for bed bug issues:
- Bed and breakfasts
- Cruise ships
- College dormitories
- Nursing homes
- And more
These are just some of the places where people sleep or stay overnight; anywhere that there are beds for guests to stay could ultimately be held liable for bed bugs.
You can also run into issues with bed bugs from furniture and carpet purchases. If you bought a used rug or piece of furniture and it was infested with bed bugs, you could face damage to all of the fabric and property you own in your home. Talk to an attorney about suing the person who sold you the contaminated furniture.
Our Orlando Bed Bug Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one faced irritating bites and other harms from a bed bug infestation, call The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked today. Our Orlando bed bug injury lawyer, Prosper Shaked, can help with your case. To schedule a free consultation and get help understanding what your case might be worth, call our law offices today at (305) 690-0244.