Were You Exposed To Bedbugs In New York?

Traveling to New York City can expose you to bedbugs. This can be an unfortunate discovery and one that leaves you suffering the consequences. New York City hotels are responsible for providing you with a safe and clean environment. Unfortunately, bedbug infestation levels have grown increasingly across New York City.

No one should have to deal with bedbugs because a hotel failed to keep its premises clean and safe. If you have been attacked by bedbugs in a New York City hotel, you may have grounds for legal action.

What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By Bedbugs

If you or someone you know has already suffered bedbug bites and you are curious about your rights, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation against a negligent hotel owner. A knowledgeable attorney who has handled cases like this before can be extremely beneficial to protect you.

Discovering that your vacation or business trip to New York City has been ruined by bedbugs is a challenging situation, but many people do not realize that they might have options for legal recourse. If your bedbug attacks have led to lost wages, physical injuries, medical bills, psychological problems, remediation expenses, damage to your personal property or extermination bills, you may be eligible to pursue legal action against the responsible party.

An individual who has been bitten by bedbugs as a result of another person's negligence may be entitled to recover compensation for damages. Call attorney Steven M. Davis at the offices of Albert Buzzetti & Associates to get help today: 866-237-8202.

What You Need to Know About Bedbugs

Bedbugs are notoriously difficult to notice until you have already suffered from the bites. These are blood-sucking insects that can cause serious injuries, especially in the elderly and children.

Most claims for damages associated with bedbug bite injuries are managed by a hotel's insurance company. These companies might try to minimize the consequences of a serious bedbug attack and may not understand the many ways that this can influence your life.

Do I Really Need A Lawyer To Help With A Bedbugs Claim?

A knowledgeable bedbug attorney should have extensive experience working directly with these insurance companies to represent victim interest.

It is essential to identify an attorney who has a network of medical professionals, bedbug experts and pest control experts who can be brought in to help prove your claim.

Consulting with an attorney will give you a broad overview of the types of damages to which you may be entitled. In most situations, you may be eligible to resolve your bedbug claim without going to trial because many insurance companies are willing to settle outside of court.

Bedbug Bite Or Infestation Damages

Most bedbug bites occur at night while an individual is asleep. More than 90 percent of bedbug attacks take place in private residences and homes. You may not even realize that you have bedbugs in your home until you begin to notice the bites. By this time, however, the bedbugs have probably traveled throughout your entire house. This can lead to extremely expensive extermination costs and can cause unnecessary injuries to anyone in your family.

Bedbugs feed on human blood and can take up to six times their own weight in blood.

If you have recently been a victim of bedbug bites and this has caused damages in your life, you may be entitled to recover compensation. One of the most important things you can do is to schedule a consultation with an attorney as soon as possible.

Depending on the individual specifics of your case, you may be entitled to recover a broad range of compensation, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Health and medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Temporary lodging
  • Permanent scarring and skin disfigurement
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of wages

Common Injuries Associated With Bedbugs

Discovering that you have been attacked by bedbugs is an unfortunate situation and one that causes unnecessary stress as well as physical pain. Although bedbugs do not carry any known diseases or pathogens, common symptoms of a bedbug attack include:

  • Welts
  • Skin rashes
  • Blistering skin
  • Permanent scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Post-bite bacterial infections
  • Psychological damage

The Steps You Need To Take

Discovering that you have been attacked by bedbugs requires that you act efficiently and effectively. Here are some important steps you can take to protect your right to file a legal claim:

  • Trap a few bedbugs for evidence if possible.
  • Put together a written report about the details of the attack and the location.
  • Document any property damage or injuries and take pictures of the bites, blood stains on sheets and the bedbugs themselves
  • Contact your local county health department and request that someone visit the infestation site.
  • Get medical attention at an emergency room or a dermatologist.
  • Report the infestation to hotel management.

Never sign any release document that is presented to you by an insurance company or hotel without first talking to your attorney. Without realizing, you may be signing away your right to file a legal claim.

If you recently stayed in a New York City hotel infested by bedbugs, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Hotel staff and owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment free from known hazards. Since there are many complex factors involved in a bedbug case, it is imperative that you consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your bedbug attack.

We have two convenient offices in New York and New Jersey. You may be owed compensation. Contact our office and ask for attorney Steven M. Davis for a free consultation today.