BED BUG ATTORNEY SERVICING EL PASO, TX
Riding right along the Mexico-United States border, El Paso is home to not only many public attractions for tourists to visit throughout the year but also a very strong military presence. Due to this, El Paso has held the title as the safest city to live in for a few years. As more and more families decide to move to El Paso, as well as tourists looking to travel and see one of the many festivals that are hosted there, the number of hotels and apartments has drastically increased. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are common occurrences in El Paso – particularly during the hot summer months when breeding cycles speed up. With its dense population providing a limitless food supply, El Paso is the ideal environment for bed bugs to thrive, from five-star hotels and luxury condos to budget motels and discount shops.
If a bed bug infestation has broken out in your hotel or apartment complex, a negligent landlord, property manager, or pest control company may be at fault. By filing a bed bug injury claim, you can pursue compensation while holding the liable parties accountable. Whitney, LLP is a trusted consumer rights and injury law firm with a specific focus on bed bug claims and bed bug-related litigation. If you or one of your family members suffered health complications or financial losses due to a bed bug infestation in El Paso, our Texas bed bug attorneys can help. You may be entitled to compensation, which we will vigorously fight to recover. To learn more about filing a bed bug claim in El Paso, contact Whitney, LLP online, or call our law offices at (410) 583-8000. Here is what our clients have to say about us.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE BED BUGS?
Bed bugs are nocturnal, blood-sucking, parasitic insects that belong to the Cimicidae family. The scientific name for the common household bed bug is Cimex lectularius.
Bed bugs are small insects, generally around one-quarter of an inch. In coloration, they range from a pale yellow-brown to dark brown or nearly black, depending on their age, sex, and whether they have recently fed on a blood meal. Their bodies are somewhat transparent, partially exposing the blood inside.
Other than knowing how to identify bed bugs, there are additional steps you can take to detect an infestation in your home, apartment, or hotel. Beyond the presence of live insects, common warning signs of bed bugs include:
- Red, itchy bite marks, and intense or frequent feelings of itchy skin.
- Small, dark, jagged-edged stains on your mattress or bedding. These stains, which resemble those caused by leaking pens or markers, are created when bed bugs defecate or get squashed.
- Unusual, foul-smelling odors, which are frequently described as smelling “sweet,” “musty,” or similar to certain foods, such as cilantro (coriander) and almonds.
ARE BED BUGS DANGEROUS TO HUMANS?
Yes. While most people do not experience extreme physical reactions to bed bug bites, some individuals suffer serious, even life-threatening complications. For instance, there have been cases of bite-related anaphylaxis – a swift, potentially fatal allergic reaction characterized by shock, nausea, breathing problems, and facial swelling. Usually associated with bee stings, anaphylaxis can also be caused by certain proteins in the bed bug’s saliva, which the insect injects while feeding. Certain individuals are or can become sensitive to these proteins, increasing the risk of a serious allergic reaction.
Bacterial infections are another physical health concern with bed bug bites. Because the bites can be intensely itchy, victims tend to scratch themselves frequently. Excessive scratching can open up cuts on the skin, creating an entry point for harmful bacteria capable of causing infections such as ecthyma, impetigo, lymphangitis, or cellulitis.
FILING A BED BUG CLAIM OR LAWSUIT IN EL PASO
Bed bugs are invasive, adaptable pests that can comfortably thrive in virtually any environment, including hotels, houses, and apartment buildings. Compared to many other household pests, bed bugs are exceptionally difficult to exterminate, making infestations a costly, stressful nightmare for renters and homeowners. Not only are bed bugs destructive to property – but they can also cause serious health issues, as discussed in the previous section.
Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit may enable you to recover financial compensation, which can dramatically lighten the burden of obtaining medical care and replacing your damaged belongings. You may be entitled to compensation for bed bug-related medical expenses (including anticipated treatment costs), pain and suffering, the expense associated with property damage, and other harm resulting from the infestation. Various parties may be liable for your injuries, such as negligent exterminators or property managers. We will help you explore every possible avenue toward recovering compensation, leaving no stone unturned in the fight to secure justice.
EL PASO BED BUG INFESTATION ATTORNEYS
A bed bug infestation can be stressful, costly, and embarrassing. It can even place your physical health or that of your loved ones at risk. However, you should know that you are not alone in dealing with this problem. The El Paso bed bug lawyers of Whitney, LLP understand what you are going through, and here to provide compassionate counsel regarding your family’s legal options.
We are aggressive litigators who have experience fighting large hotel chains, insurance providers, or pest control companies to uphold our clients’ rights. We may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, and other losses you have sustained due to bed bugs. Call us today at (410) 583-8000 for a free legal consultation, or contact Whitney, LLP online.