Baltimore Maryland Bed Bug Claim and Lawsuit Lawyers
Whitney, LLP’s Baltimore, Maryland bed bug lawyers have obtained verdicts and settlements totaling over $7 million for victims of bed bug bites in infested hotel, apartment, hospital and furniture cases. Over the last five years, Whitney, LLP has won several of the largest bed bug jury verdicts in the United States. A description of those cases and verdicts, and newspaper articles about them, can be seen here. Whitney, LLP and its owners, Daniel W. Whitney and Daniel W. Whitney, Jr., are known nationally as a resource for other lawyers to refer cases and learn how to handle bed bug cases. We evaluate over a thousand potential bed bug cases every year, and have successfully provided representation and obtained compensation for hundreds of clients.
Bed Bug Lawyers for Claims in Maryland
Bed bugs are a problem across Maryland, just as in every other state. In Maryland, we have successfully handled bed bug infested hotel, apartment, hospital and infested furniture claims across the state, including in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County and St. Mary’s County.
How to Find Baltimore, Maryland Lawyers for Bed Bug Cases
Over the years, we have noticed other lawyers both in Maryland and across the United States citing Whitney, LLP’s bed bug case results and verdicts on their websites. Our three lawsuit verdicts that are most often cited are $800,000, $225,000 and $100,000. These case results were achieved through experience, hard work and a willingness to fight for our clients.
When evaluating lawyers to choose to represent you in your bed bug claim, be sure to ask the lawyer the following questions: (1) how many bed bug claims have you handled; (2) how many bed bug lawsuits have you filed; (3) and if they are listing Whitney, LLP’s case results and verdicts on their page, ask them why they are using another law firm’s cases to attract potential clients. We have represented enough clients in bed bug claims so we can determine if a potential bed bug claim will likely be successful, and if so, the time frame that is likely for the case to resolve with a favorable result. We do not use other law firm’s results on our webpage to attract clients.
Baltimore’s Ranking for Bed Bugs is Number 1
According to Orkin Pest Control’s 2018 survey, Baltimore ranks number one in bed bugs. This is no surprise to the attorneys at Whitney, LLP. Baltimore is home to many apartments, with many of those tenants and owners receiving state and/or federal subsidies. Our experience has shown that many apartment owners whose tenants do not have much money, or whose tenants receive state or federal subsidies, often treat their tenants horribly, including leasing them bed bug infested apartments and failing to provide licensed pest control contractors when the tenants complain about bed bugs. With landlords like that, and there are dozens, if not hundreds of them, in Baltimore, it is no surprise that the problem of bed bugs is as bad as it is in Baltimore. Whitney, LLP always looks forward to bringing claims and lawsuits against landlords who fail to treat their tenants with the care that the law, and the standard of care, require them to provide.
How a Bed Bug Lawyer Helps a Victim in an Infested Apartment
The bed bug attorneys at Whitney, LLP help tenants who live in infested apartments obtain compensation for the weeks, months or years they have lived with the nightmare of bed bugs. Whether our client moved into a bed bug infested apartment, or reports an infestation and the landlord does not take the necessary action to treat it, we are familiar with the situation and know exactly what to do to maximize our clients’ recovery.
Many clients suffer from itchy, red bites on their skin, and a small percentage of clients suffer from long term, and possibly permanent, blemishes and scarring. Clients who are forced to deal with bed bugs in their apartment often throw away personal property, and usually throw away almost all of it to avoid spreading bed bugs to their next residence. In these cases, the property damage claim is always made. Psychological and emotional distress is also usually a component in bed bugs cases. The psychological effects of living in a bed bug infested apartment over an extended period of time often cause people to be unable to sleep for fear of being bitten, worry about spreading bed bugs to anywhere they go outside of the apartment, and to worry about the stigma of having bed bugs of their family, friends and coworkers find out. It is a nightmare scenario, and it happens to thousands of people every year. Fortunately, the legal system provides a way for victims to hold the property managers accountable for their failures and to obtain compensation for the injuries and damages the victim suffers.
Bed Bug Claims and Lawsuits against Maryland Property Management Companies
In Maryland, we are very familiar with most, if not all, of the largest property management companies, because we have successfully sued most of them. For example, we know of a certain property management who operates thousands of apartments in Maryland, and who promises tenants in the lease that it has inspected the apartment for bed bugs before they leased it to the tenant. From three different bed bug lawsuits filed in Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County in which we took the depositions of the property managers, we know that they DO NOT inspect the apartment as promised. This fact is always beneficial to our clients, as it shows that misrepresentation is an accepted business practice of this particular property management company.
Bed Bug Lawyers for Claims and Lawsuits Against Hotels
Whitney, LLP’s bed bug lawyers have won millions of dollars for hotel guests who have been bitten by bed bugs. It is hard to imagine a more disgusting event than going to sleep in a hotel room and waking up covered in itchy red bites and finding bed bugs crawling around in your bed. Unfortunately, it happens every day in Maryland and across the United States. Many clients call us after leaving the hotel covered in itchy red bites, worried about if their clothes and suitcases have bed bugs, and they want advice. We help our clients through the entire process of obtaining medical treatment, bringing a claim against the hotel, and filing a lawsuit if necessary.
We have successfully sued many of the largest hotel operators in the United States when they would not settle an insurance claim for a reasonable amount, and by doing so have created a database with many of their procedures and policies. There have been dozens of cases where a hotel has a very good procedure for checking their hotel rooms for bed bugs, but after the lawsuit is filed we discover that the employees did not even know that a policy existed, and of course were not following it. In those cases, it is just a matter of time until multiple guests are badly bitten by an untreated bed bug infestation.
Hiring a Lawyer for Compensation for Your Bed Bug Claim or Lawsuit
Whitney, LLP offers free case evaluations to potential bed bug clients. The claim evaluation process is simple and a determination is made by our attorneys. Upon reviewing the provided claim materials and discussing the basis of what happened, we can provide our evaluation and discuss the steps to move forward if it is a case we are able to provide representation in. Many of our clients have written to us after their case resolved and provided a review of a sentence or two on how they were very satisfied with our representation. Please take a moment to review what our clients say about us. For a Free Consultation Now, call us at 410 583 8000, or use our Quick Contact Form.