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Burbank Bed Bug Lawyer

Often known as the “Media Capital of the World,” it is no wonder that millions of people visit Burbank every year. While here, tourists check out some of the hottest spots, including Warner Brothers Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and more. While in Burbank, visitors and residents alike should be kept safe and not suffer harm due to a bed bug infestation that was no fault of their own. Bed bugs are a nightmare for anyone who shares a space with them. Unfortunately, anyone who rents an apartment, stays at a hotel, or even uses public transportation risks bringing the insects into their home. People often visit the city and then are shocked to learn that they have brought an infestation home with them. If you have been harmed by an infestation, it is critical that you speak with our Burbank bed bug lawyer who can help you obtain the damages you need.

Determining Liability for a Bed Bug Infestation

In the majority of cases, business and property owners are to blame for an infestation of bed bugs. Property owners and business owners both have a legal duty to ensure their premises are safe and clean for people to enter. Under the theory of liability, the most common parties to blame in these cases are usually as follows:

  • Landlords
  • Hotel and motel owners
  • Property owners of Airbnb accommodations
  • Government entities responsible for public transportation, such as trains and buses

If you have been harmed by a bed bug infestation while staying in an Airbnb property, you must file a claim against the owner of the premises and not the actual company. Additionally, landlords often try to include a waiver of liability regarding bed bugs in their lease agreements. The waiver usually claims that the landlord cannot be held liable for an infestation of bed bugs. The California Civil Code overrides these waivers, as the law states that rental spaces must be habitable so they do not cause anyone harm. A bed bug attorney in Burbank can tell you more about your specific situation.

Available Damages in Bed Bug Lawsuits

Personal injury claims are meant to compensate victims for any harm they suffered due to another person’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing. As such, when you file a bed bug claim, you can receive compensation for any loss you suffered. The most common types of compensation in bed bug cases are as follows:

  • Medical expenses
  • The cost of therapy or counseling
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Emotional distress or anxiety
  • Lost wages, if you missed work to treat the infestation, and
  • The cost of treating the infestation.

In cases when a landlord knew of the bed bug infestation and failed to take action to eliminate it, tenants can also sometimes receive punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the liable party and not compensate victims for their losses.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Burbank Can Help You Obtain Full Compensation

At Brod Law Firm, our experienced Burbank bed bug attorney can determine liability for the problem and will hold them responsible for paying the full compensation you are entitled to. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to request a free review of your case and to learn more about your legal options.

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