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Berkeley Bed Bug Lawyer

Bed bugs are small insects that are round and reddish-brown. Handling any type of pest infestation in your home is inconvenient, but bed bugs pose additional problems. These insects are parasites, which means they need warm-blooded hosts, such as people and their pets, to feed off of in order to survive. After bed bugs bite, they leave behind small, itchy bumps, and a person can be covered in these in just a few hours. Bed bugs hide in the small crevices of furniture, including couches, beds, and chairs. When someone lies down or sits on the infested furniture, the pests can become crushed, causing stains. Bed bug infestations are also very difficult to get rid of. Once inside a space, the insects will quickly spread, and they are becoming resistant to the treatments used today. If you have developed a bed bug infestation in your home and someone else is to blame, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Our Berkeley bed bug lawyer can help you obtain the fair settlement you deserve.

Compensation Available in Bed Bug Lawsuits

Bed bugs have earned the nickname of ‘hitchhikers’ because they can easily crawl into clothing, luggage, and other items. They use these items to enter a home, and once there, they quickly spread throughout the entire space. Bed bugs can make your life miserable once they are in your home. Not only do they leave behind itchy bites, but they can also damage your personal property. If someone else is at fault for your bed bug infestation, you can file a claim against them to recover compensation. The most common types of compensation available in these cases include:

  • The cost of treating bed bug bites
  • Expenses related to replacing or repairing damaged personal property
  • The cost of extermination to eliminate the infestation
  • The cost of finding accommodations if the extermination caused you to leave your home
  • Emotional distress or anxiety from the infestation has caused you to lose sleep or suffer mentally

Our Berkeley bed bug lawyer can review the facts of your case and value your claim so you obtain the full settlement you deserve.

Bed Bug Waivers in Leased Properties

Landlords are legally obligated to make sure the units they rent are clean and habitable. This means making sure there are not any pest infestations on the property. Sometimes, landlords include waivers in lease agreements that attempt to shield them from liability in the event of an infestation. If you have signed such a waiver, reach out to a bed bug attorney in Berkeley right away. Under California law, though, these waivers are not enforceable. The only reason landlords include waivers in lease agreements is to deter tenants from filing a claim against them.

To file a lawsuit against your landlord due to a bed bug infestation, you must prove the problem existed at the time of move-in. If you cannot prove this, your landlord will likely argue that you caused the infestation, and they may be successful with their claims.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Berkeley Can Prove Your Claim

At Brod Law Firm, our Berkeley bed bug attorney has the necessary experience to prove your case so you obtain the maximum damages you deserve. To obtain the legal help you need, call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case.

Client Reviews
"I am somewhat intimidated by lawyers, however when I met Greg I was immediately at ease. He was compassionate, knowledgeable and extremely easy to talk to. He handled my case professionally and most successfully..." Annette P., Avvo review
"It is difficult for anyone who has not had bedbugs to imagine the extent to which this problem negatively effects every aspect of your life. I contacted Greg Brod, and he was there for us. He listened to our problems..." Ron, Avvo review
"We were extremely happy with the outcome of our specific case, and would absolutely recommend Greg to anyone looking for legal assistance." Celine V., Yelp review
"I was referred to Greg Brod for a car accident I was in and I will now owe the person who referred me, forever." Christine M., Yelp review
"Greg handled our case with a laser-focused determination to right the wrongs we had been forced to endure…Throughout the entire process, we were in constant communication, with Greg always..." America S., Yelp review