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Laguna Beach Bed Bug Lawyer

Anyone who lives with bed bugs knows just how much of a nightmare these pests are. People are at risk of suffering from a bed bug infestation when they stay at a hotel, rent an apartment, or even travel on public transportation. Once bed bugs make their way inside of a space, they are incredibly difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs multiply very quickly, and pesticide treatments must kill every single bug, or the infestation will return. Bed bugs require warm-blooded hosts to survive. After they have fed, they leave behind bites that are swollen, red, and extremely itchy. These bites can even become infected. If you have suffered losses due to a bed bug infestation, you may be able to file a claim for damages. Our Laguna Beach bed bug lawyer can make sure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Determining Liability for Bed Bug Problems

Most of the time, property owners and business owners are liable for bed bug infestations. Both of these entities have a legal duty to ensure their premises are in good condition for visitors to enter. This includes making sure spaces are free of bed bugs. Due to this, liability in bed bug cases usually falls on the following parties:

  • Landlords
  • AirBNB property owners
  • Motel and hotel owners
  • Owners of public and private transportation services

In cases of AirBnB properties, it is important to note that you must file a claim against the owner of the property and not AirBnB. In the case of landlords, you may have signed a waiver shielding the landlord from liability in bed bug cases. Even if you have signed such a waiver, it is important to note that they are not usually enforceable. Under the California Civil Code, landlords must provide rental spaces that are habitable and will not cause people who live in them harm. This law takes priority over any waiver landlords require.

Compensation in Bed Bug Claims

Bed bug claims are meant to restore you to the physical and mental condition you were in before the infestation. To make sure this happens, you must include all of your losses in your claim. A bed bug attorney in Laguna Beach can tell you more.

The most common damages in bed bug claims are as follows:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of counseling
  • Anxiety and emotional distress
  • Lost income if you missed work to deal with the infestation or to obtain medical treatment
  • The cost of eliminating the infestation

Punitive damages are sometimes available when a bed bug claim is filed against a landlord. These damages are not meant to compensate bed bug victims but instead punish landlords for gross negligence or carelessness.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Laguna Beach Can Help You Claim Compensation

All personal injury cases can become complex, but this is particularly true in bed bug infestation claims. At Brod Law Firm, our Laguna Beach bed bug attorney can help you claim full compensation for your injuries and other losses. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation and to get more information.

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"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