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Visalia Bed Bug Lawyer

Owners of lodging accommodations such as hotels, motels, apartment buildings, and condo complexes have a legal obligation to ensure that dwellings are free from harmful conditions, including those that are potentially unhygienic. This legal obligation extends to making sure the accommodations do not contain a bed bug infestation. Regardless of their duties to tenants and guests, property owners still do not always inspect units regularly, take steps to prevent an infestation from developing, or eliminate a problem when it occurs. If you live or have stayed on a premises that contains bed bugs and have suffered harm as a result, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your losses. Our Visalia bed bug lawyer can help you obtain the full and fair damages you rightfully deserve.

What Causes Bed Bug Infestations?

There are many different known causes of bed bug infestations, but of them all, the following are the three main reasons:

  • Traveling: International and domestic travel is by far the most common cause of bed bug infestations. Bed bugs have been nicknamed ‘the hitchhiking pest’ due to the fact that they can travel from one place to another so easily. When someone visits another location that has a bed bug infestation, the pests can crawl inside of luggage and clothing. The traveler will then bring the bed bugs back home with them.
  • Used furniture: People may give away or sell furniture not realizing it is infested with bed bugs. Other people may then purchase it and bring the pests into their home. Landlords may also purchase used furniture to rent a unit as furnished so they can obtain a higher price for it.
  • Schools: Colleges, universities, high schools, and even daycare centers can all develop bed bug infestations. Students who attend these institutions can then bring the pests back home with them after they leave for the day.

If you’ve got bed bugs, do not hesitate to reach out to a bed bug attorney in Visalia for help.

Common Bed Bug Injuries

Bed bugs require warm-blooded hosts to survive. When a person or animal is nearby, bed bugs will crawl out of their hiding spaces and feed by biting the warm-blooded host. Afterwards, they leave a red itchy bite behind, but that is not the only injury these pests inflict. Other injuries caused by bed bugs include:

  • Allergic reactions, particularly if a person was exposed over a long period of time,
  • Permanent scarring of the skin that was bitten,
  • Serious complications, such as bites that become infected,
  • Destroyed personal items such as clothing, bedding, and furnishings,
  • Transmission of pathogens including MRSA, arbovirus, and hepatitis B, C, and E
  • Mental anguish such as anxiety disorders, PTSD, and general fearfulness, and
  • Therapy expenses if the infestation caused mental distress.
Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Visalia Can Help You Claim Full Damages

Bed bugs may seem like no more than a minor inconvenience, but for those who live with them, they are much worse than that. Our Visalia bed bug attorney at Brod Law Firm understands this and is dedicated to helping accident victims claim the full and fair compensation they justly deserve. If you have suffered injuries, call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule 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