Palm Beach Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
Palm Beach has many resorts and hotels, and millions of guests come each year to bask in the sunshine and enjoy their stay. However, there is a chance of having your resort stay turn catastrophic if the room you are staying in is infested with bed bugs.
If you or a loved one stayed at a hotel or resort and were affected by bed bugs, call Palm Beach bed bug injury lawyer Prosper Shaked today. Especially if the infestation came home with you, you could be entitled to substantial damages for the harms you suffered. To schedule your free consultation, contact our law offices online today, or call (305) 690-0244.
Who is Responsible for Bed Bug Problems?
Bed bugs can cling to fabric and clothing and spread from place to place without you noticing. It may take some time for a colony of bed bugs to grow into an obvious infestation. Bed bugs usually have to come from somewhere, and if they get into your house or your hotel room, there is usually someone to blame for the infestation.
If you stayed at a hotel, resort, or other overnight accommodations and were bitten by bed bugs, this means that the establishment is likely responsible. Hotels should properly clean their rooms between guests, meaning that their cleaning staff should notice any problems with bed bugs and report the issue to other hotel staff. If another guest was the victim of bed bugs, then the hotel should be informed.
If you are the victim of bed bug injuries at a hotel, this means that the hotel may have known about the issue but rented you the room anyway. If a hotel knowingly allowed you to stay in a room that had bed bugs, they are responsible for the harm you suffered. If they negligently cleaned the room or failed to replace infested mattresses, rugs, or other materials, then you may still be able to sue them for failing to stop the infestation, though the negligence is not as obvious and problematic if an attempt was made to cure the issue.
If you suffered a bed bug attack in your home, it may be because you were sold infested furniture. Warehouses and showrooms could become affected by bed bugs, potentially causing infestations, even in new furniture. Used furniture can also carry a risk of bed bugs, even in antiques. If you were sold furniture, rugs, or other fabrics and furniture that were home to a colony of bed bugs, you may be able to sue the person who sold you the furniture.
Damages for Bed Bug Injuries and Infestations
If you suffered because of bed bugs, you may be entitled to multiple areas of damages. The physical harm, mental suffering, property damage, and other consequences of bed bugs may entitle you to compensation for the harms you suffered.
After interacting with bed bugs, you may suffer from widespread bites and irritation. Bed bugs do not usually carry diseases like ticks or fleas, but their bites can still be incredibly itchy. Medical care may involve creams and balms to help stop the itching. Bed bug bites can become infected, especially if you break open a bug bite. These bites can also cause allergic reactions, increasing the physical discomfort and need for medical attention. Medical attention like this should be compensated by the responsible parties.
The pain, itchiness, discomfort, and physical effects of bed bug bites can be difficult to deal with. Alongside this, the mental anguish and emotional distress of being the victim of a bed bug infestation can be very disturbing. These effects may entitle you to compensation.
Property damage is often one of the largest areas of damages for bed bug cases. If you were affected at a hotel, your clothes, luggage, and any other fabric or soft items that you had at the hotel may need to be replaced to prevent the spread of bed bugs. If the infestation affected your home, you might need to replace entire pieces of furniture. Mattresses are the most common place for bed bugs, hence the name – but bed bugs can also infest other furniture, like sofas and chairs, as well as carpets and rugs. The cost of replacing these items – or even cleaning them – can be substantial, and you may be entitled to compensation for this.
There may be other financial consequences of a bed bug infestation, as well. The cost of hiring an exterminator or fumigation service may be compensated. If the bed bug infestation caused you to miss work, you may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages.
Palm Beach Bed Bug Lawyer Offering Free Consultations
If you or a loved one was affected by a bed bug infestation, talk to Palm Beach bed bug lawyer Prosper Shaked today. The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked represent victims of personal injury, including bites from bed bugs. To schedule a free consultation on your case and learn more about what damages you might be entitled to, contact us online or call us today at (305) 690-0244.