Bed bugs are an ever-increasing problem in homes across United States. The primary cause in the spread of bed bugs over the past few years has been the sale of poorly inspected furniture and mattresses sold by furniture stores to unsuspicious customers. In some cases, victims have contracted bed bug simply by lying in bed or sitting on a couch, sofa, chair, etc. that has been infected. Victims of severe bed bug bites because of buying unsanitary furniture from the store have a right to file a bed bug lawsuit.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs that can bite are mainly from two species of the insect Cimex Hemipterus and Cimex Lectularius. They usually range in size from 1mm to 7mm. These insects do not jump or fly, instead they are carried within the personal belongings of an individual or crawl between nearby locations. They are expert hitchhikers and can live without food for weeks. They can travel from one place to another quite easily.
Bed bug infestations usually occur where there is a lack of hygiene; however, they can sometimes occur even in the nicest of furniture stores. Typically, they are more of a symptom of density. The areas with high foot traffic are one of their primary nesting sites. They are commonly found in furniture stores that are negligent about infestation of bed bugs.
In case of bed bug bites and infestations due to the furniture that you purchased from a furniture store, you can get legal assistance from a personal injury law firm. There are many legal causes of action available to lawyers that fight for the legal rights of bed bug infestation injuries including violation of local and state health codes, breach of warranty, and negligent conduct.
If you are a victim of beg bug injury, then you are entitled to compensation for the following losses:
• Punitive damages
• Emotional distress e.g. PTSD
• Pain and suffering
• Lost income and loss of future wages
• All present and future rehabilitation costs and medical expenses
Filing a Furniture Store Bed Bug Lawsuit
As mentioned above, filing furniture store bed bug lawsuit is possible however, you will most likely not get anywhere if you try and sue yourself. This is because responsible parties don’t want a lawsuit affecting their reputation and they don’t want to pay victims’ compensation. So, they will do everything they can to cover up the situation. So, it is highly recommended that you find a lawyer as they can help you win and collect various forms of compensation.
It is recommended that you find a lawyer that is experienced and licensed in your field and area. Discuss your case in detail with the attorney so that he can provide the necessary help you need. An experienced bed bug lawyer will answer all your questions and help you every step of the way to make this traumatizing and unfortunate process a little easier so that you can focus on what’s more important i.e. recovery.