Just the thought of bedbugs is enough to make the average person itchy and scratchy, but the reality of a bedbug infestation is more akin to a nightmare than a simple irritation. These pesky critters typically come out at night and feed upon your blood as you sleep. And once they’ve moved in and made themselves at home, they are very difficult – and expensive – to kill.
Our firm has handled several of these cases successfully. So many people travel for their jobs and for pleasure, and that often involves temporary stays at motels and hotels across the country. If your hotel mattress is infested with bedbugs, these unwelcome insects may travel home with you in your luggage, in your laptop, or on your clothes. Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Well, it happens more often than you would think, and even the most luxurious and expensive hotels are not immune.
Imagine, however, a different scenario … imagine buying second-hand or previously rented furniture and moving it into your home. That new (to you) couch or upholstered chair that was intended to make your life more comfortable could, in fact, introduce a surprise element to your family and pets: bedbugs! It happens. If it happens to you, know that you are not alone.
Our firm has negotiated successful resolutions of these claims with hotel chains and privately owned motels. Claims include compensation for medical treatment, loss of personal property, and for the pain and suffering associated with these insect attacks. We have also litigated on behalf of clients when the at-fault party refuses to fairly compensate the innocent victims of these attacks. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from these circumstances, please call us for a free consultation.