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Sacramento Bed Bug Lawyer

Bed bugs are a nightmare for anyone who lives with them. Anyone who stays at a hotel, rents an apartment, or even travels on public transportation is at risk of bringing bed bugs into their home. Once they are inside a space, it is incredibly difficult to get rid of the pests. They multiply very quickly and if even one is left during a pesticide treatment, the problem will return. Bed bugs also need a warm-blooded host to eat and the bites they leave behind are incredibly itchy and can even become infected. If you have suffered from a bed bug infestation, you can file a claim against the liable party to recover damages. Our Sacramento bed bug lawyer can help ensure you receive the full and fair settlement you deserve.

Who is Liable for a Bed Bug Infestation?

In most cases, business and property owners are liable for a bed bug infestation. Both business and property owners have a legal responsibility to make sure their premises are safe and clean for people to enter. As such, the liable parties in these claims are typically as follows:

  • Hotel and motel owners
  • Landlords
  • AirBNB property owners
  • Owners of public transportation including buses, trains, and planes

It is important to note that if you suffered due to a bed bug infestation in an AirBNB, you must file a claim against the owner of the property you stayed at. The company itself is not responsible. Many landlords also include a bed bug waiver in their rental agreements. The waiver states that the landlord is not liable for any bed bug infestation. However, the California Civil Code requires landlords to provide rental spaces that are habitable and that will not cause tenants harm. As such, any bed bug waivers in rental agreements are typically void and unenforceable. If you are not sure how to proceed in your case, reach out to a bed bug attorney in Sacramento.

Damages Available in Bed Bug Lawsuits

Through a personal injury claim, you can recover financial compensation for any loss you suffered due to another person’s negligence. This is true for claims involving bed bugs, as well. The most common damages in a bed bug claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of counseling
  • Emotional distress or anxiety
  • Property damages
  • Lost wages if you had to miss work to deal with an infestation, and
  • The cost of eliminating the infestation

When a tenant files a bed bug claim against their landlord, they may also be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike the above types of damages, punitive damages are not meant to compensate the tenant but instead, punish the landlord. To recover punitive damages, you must prove that the landlord knew of the infestation and that they did not take any action to eradicate it.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Sacramento Can Help You Claim Full Damages

At Brod Law Firm, our Sacramento bed bug attorney can determine who is liable for your infestation and hold them accountable for paying the full damages you justly deserve. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to request a free review of your case and to learn more about how we can help.

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