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Santa Rosa Bed Bug Lawyer

Whether you are staying in an AirBNB or hotel in Santa Rosa or you are renting an apartment in the city, you never expect to suffer harm due to bed bugs. The bites bed bugs leave behind are very small, but they are incredibly itchy. Bed bugs are commonly referred to as hitchhikers because they can easily travel from place to place. Even after leaving the property that had a bed bug infestation, bed bugs can travel to your home using your luggage or even your clothing. If you have been hurt and a bed bug infestation was the cause, it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. Our Santa Rosa bed bug lawyer can help you through the process.

Bed Bug Lawsuits Based on Negligence

Landlords, hotel owners, and hotel managers can all be found liable for a bed bug infestation. To be successful with a claim based on negligence, you must prove the following four elements of your case:

  • The owner of the property owed you a legal duty of care,
  • The owner of the property acted in a way a reasonable person would not have, or did not act in a manner a reasonable person would have,
  • The property owner’s action or inaction caused you to suffer harm, and
  • The harm was foreseeable, meaning the owner of the property should have known you could be hurt as a result.

All property owners must take reasonable steps to make sure they are not renting or leasing a property that has a current bed bug infestation. Any time a property owner does not take certain measures to ensure a bed bug infestation does not develop, they can also be held liable with the help of a bed bug attorney in Santa Rosa.

Bed Bug Lawsuits Based on a Breach of the Warranty of Habitability

There are times when you can file a lawsuit against a property owner based on a breach of the warranty of habitability. Habitable refers to the fact that a property is safe for a person to live in and does not contain any defective conditions that place the health and safety of others at risk. The California Civil Code states that landlords must ensure their rental units and common areas do not contain the following:

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

When filing this type of claim, you must prove an infestation existed and that it made the unit uninhabitable. You must also provide your landlord with notice in a reasonable amount of time after you discover the infestation. Lastly, you must show the landlord had a reasonable amount of time to eliminate the infestation and that you suffered harm because of it.

Call Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Santa Rosa for a Free Consultation

At Brod Law Firm, our Santa Rosa bed bug attorney can advise on what type of personal injury claim to file and prove your case so you obtain the maximum settlement you are entitled to. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation and to get the legal help you need.

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