BED BUG ATTORNEY SERVICING DENVER, CO
Denver is the Capitol of Colorado and is well known to visitors from around the world for a variety of tourist attractions. The Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Coors Field are just some of the attractions that draw over 80 million visitors every year. Due to the large tourist presence, many hotels and Airbnbs are available to accommodate the year round influx. Along with tourists, however, the issue of bed bugs also arises. Bed bugs are one of the most stressful incidents to suffer through. You may be exposed to the creatures when you’re on vacation at a hotel, or you may stay overnight at an Airbnb only to find that the host has not cleaned the home. This is especially prevalent in places like Colorado that have a large number of tourists coming through.
The experienced Denver bed bug attorneys of Whitney, LLP can fight to secure justice and maximize your recovery. We will uphold your legal rights and protect you against unscrupulous landlords or property managers who might try to take advantage of you. Our bed bug attorneys have successfully handled numerous bed bug claims, giving our law firm a strategic edge in dealing with a variety of landlords and property managers. The Whitney law firm has recovered over $10 million for our clients in bed bug cases. Here is what our clients have to say about us. Attorney’s fees and case expenses are paid from only from compensation we recover for you.
WHAT IS A BED BUG?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that, much like their name suggests, hide within your sleeping areas and cause injury to unsuspecting victims. Due to the nature of them only feeding on blood, they chase after any living thing that is warm-blooded. This means they will not only go after you but also any pets within your home.
In physical appearance, bed bugs are very small, generally no more than roughly one-quarter of an inch. Their oval-shaped bodies are brown, ridged, and semi-transparent, with six legs, no wings, and elongated mouthparts for piercing. While feeding, bed bugs can swell to become much larger than their original size, elongating and becoming cylindrical.
IDENTIFYING BED BUG INFESTATIONS
It is critical to identify a bed bug infestation as soon as possible, which will limit your exposure. Here are a few simple tips for identifying a bed bug infestation in your apartment, home, Airbnb, or hotel:
- Check your mattress and furniture closely. You may see all or some of the following: egg cases, molted skins, or small stains caused by bed bugs defecating or being crushed.
- Pay attention to strange and unpleasant odors. Bed bugs produce and secrete chemicals known as “alarm pheromones” to alert others of potential intruders. The odor is often described as “sweet” or “musty.”
FILING A BED BUG CLAIM OR LAWSUIT IN COLORADO
Each state has its own unique set of regulations addressing bed bug control and liability. Compared to many other states, Colorado laws contain somewhat general wording, which, without specifically mentioning bed bugs, simply provide that landlords are responsible for ensuring “fit and habitable” living conditions. However, a structure or apartment unit which has become infested by bed bugs is arguably no longer “fit and habitable” for tenants.
Hotels, AirBnBs, and other establishments follow their own regulations and company policies. Unfortunately, negligent employees or third parties may fail to meet or enforce established standards, potentially leading to a bed bug infestation. You should contact an experienced bed bug lawyer at the Whitney law firm for help determining how to proceed with a claim.
BED BUG HEALTH RISKS
Most individuals do not experience serious adverse reactions to bed bug bites. That being said, exposure to bed bugs has been linked to several major health risks. In addition to the potential for insomnia, anxiety, and depression, physical health problems associated with bed bug infestations include:
- Anaphylaxis – Often associated with bee stings, anaphylaxis is a rapid-onset, potentially fatal allergic response to specific proteins contained within bed bug saliva. Saliva, carrying these proteins, enters the body in minute quantities while the bed bug is feeding. Symptoms and effects of anaphylaxis include weakness, nausea, vomiting, respiratory problems, and shock.
- Bacterial Infections – Bed bug bites can be very itchy. Unfortunately, too much scratching increases the risk of skin infection. If scratching cuts open the skin, bacteria can enter the body through the open wounds, leading to infections such as cellulitis, impetigo, and ecthyma.
DENVER, CO BED BUG INJURY ATTORNEYS
In the unfortunate chance that you or a loved one were victims of bed bug attacks in a hotel or apartment away from home, you may be entitled to receive compensation. The Denver bed bug injury lawyers at Whitney, LLP offer free legal consultations so you can further understand what options are open to you and how to proceed with a claim. Call Whitney, LLP today and set up a free legal consultation. We charge no fees or expenses until we recover compensation for you. Our number is (410)-583-8000.