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Santa Ana Bed Bug Lawyer

The vibrant nightlife scene and art culture bring many people to Santa Ana every year. While here, people often stay in hotels and AirBNBs, which may not always be safe, particularly when there is a bed bug infestation on the property. Residents of the city can also experience bed bug problems. Bed bugs are known for hitchhiking from place to place, so it is easy to take them from place to place after staying in an infested property. Sometimes, people bring bed bugs back home to them, whether they live in Santa Ana or across the country. If you have suffered harm due to a bed bug infestation and you believe someone else is to blame, you may be able to hold them liable for paying damages with the help of a skilled Santa Ana bed bug lawyer. There are two legal premises you can use when filing a bed bug claim.

Filing on the Grounds of Negligence

All property owners in Santa Ana and throughout California have a legal duty to make sure their premises are safe. This includes making sure there are no bed bugs on the property. For example, hotel management should regularly check their property to ensure there are no bed bugs and take steps to prevent infestations. If property owners fail to meet this legal duty, they are negligent and can be held liable for bed bugs. To prove a claim based on negligence, you must establish the following elements of your case:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care to make sure you are safe on their premises,
  • The property owner did not act in the same manner as a reasonable person would have, or they acted in a manner a reasonable person would not,
  • The property owner’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries and/or other losses, and
  • The property owner should have known the possible harm bed bugs cause.
Filing on the Grounds of Breach of Warranty of Habitability

In certain situations, you may also be able to file a claim based on the grounds of a breach of the warranty of habitability, with the assistance of a bed bug attorney in Santa Ana. The California Civil Code requires property owners to make sure their premises are habitable. This means the property must provide suitable and safe accommodations without defects that could place the safety of occupants in jeopardy. The Code states that habitable properties are free from:

  • Filth
  • Debris
  • Garbage
  • Rubbish
  • Vermin
  • Rodents

To file a lawsuit on the grounds of a breach of the warranty of habitability, you must prove that the property contained a defective condition that made the premises uninhabitable. You must also show that you gave the landlord notice within a reasonable time of finding the infestation and that they did nothing to correct it. As with negligence claims, you must also show that you suffered harm as a result.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Santa Ana Can Help with Your Case

While you do have options after suffering harm from bed bugs, obtaining the compensation you need is never easy. At Brod Law Firm, our Santa Ana bed bug attorney can prove all the elements of your case so you obtain the maximum damages that are justly yours. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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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
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