Brooklyn Park is located just south of Baltimore in close proximity to Fort McHenry and the Orioles’ and Ravens’ stadiums. The population of Brooklyn Park is approximately 15,000, and according to the Census Bureau, roughly a quarter of the people in Brooklyn Park live in rental units. Brooklyn Park is located near Arbutus and Linthicum Heights, and it is minutes away from Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport.
Rental apartments and homes in Brooklyn Park may have bed bug infestation problems that can cause you psychological and physical harm. Bed bug bites harm you in a variety of ways, but you do not need to suffer without doing something about it. Maryland law allows you to hold your landlord responsible for your bed bug injuries. Whitney, LLP has recovered over $11,000,000 in compensation for our clients who were victims in bed bug cases. We offer free consultations if you have suffered from bed bugs, and there are no out-of-pocket costs for our services. Call us at (410) 583-8000 to set up your free consultation with a bed bug lawyer to start the process of taking your landlord or the hotel where you were afflicted with bed bugs to court.
Bed Bugs in Brooklyn Park Apartments
Bed bugs can enter a Fort McHenry apartment in any number of ways. For example, travelers coming from BWI Airport bring them back in their luggage. Bed bugs also enter your apartment through the walls from another infested unit, and they are very adept at traveling. Therefore, if one apartment in the complex has a bed bug infestation, it is only a matter of time before the problem afflicts the entire complex unless the landlord takes steps to deal with the problem. Unfortunately, many landlords do not uphold their obligations in time to keep you from being harmed. Even if the bed bug infestation was not initially the landlord’s fault, he or she can be liable if he or she failed to do anything to prevent them from spreading.
Similarly, landlords in neighboring Arbutus must provide their tenants with livable premises. This is their obligation under the law. A bed bug lawyer will advise you that one of the things that landlords must do is address any problems with pests. Otherwise, the premises are unlivable, and the landlord may be in breach of their lease obligations.
What Should I Do If I Have Bed Bugs in My Apartment?
Of course, the apartment’s landlord must call an exterminator who will attempt to eradicate the problem. Not all landlords will take this necessary step. Even if the landlord tries to do something about the infestation, it takes some time for the treatment to eradicate the problem, even if it succeeds.
Here is what to do when you find bed bugs in your apartment. You need to change and wash your sheets on the highest dryer temperature since bed bugs cannot survive high heat. You should also scrub your bed with a stiff brush and vacuum frequently. Bed bugs are resilient, and once you have them, they keep coming back. Therefore, it is critical to keep taking these steps even if you think the problem is gone.
The Emotional Effects of Bed Bug Bites
There are many stories of the extreme psychological effects suffered by people who have been bitten by bed bugs. These stories are backed up by research. Roughly one-quarter of the people who have dealt with bed bugs have reported some type of psychological effect ranging from mild to severe. This comes from a lack of sleep since bed bugs attack in the middle of the night. The fear of blood-sucking bugs in your bed also causes significant emotional distress. Besides the pain and suffering that you have experienced, this also impacts your ability to work.
Of course, bed bug bites also cause physical effects. You may suffer an allergic reaction to the bites that include a full-body rash. Some of these bites also cause infections since they leave you with welts all over your body.
You are entitled to financial compensation for all of your suffering in bed bug bite claims. If your landlord in Linthicum Heights is found responsible, the law makes him or her pay for your damages, which can include any number of issues, not just those that are physical.
Brooklyn Park, MD, Bed Bug Lawyer for Apartment and Hotel Claims
Maryland law allows you to take legal action against your landlord through filing bed bug bite claims. You do not have to sit idly by while your landlord ignores his or her legal obligations to provide you with a safe and habitable apartment. Call the attorneys at Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 to set up your free consultation with no out-of-pocket fees. Then, we can begin to fight on your behalf.