Harford County, MD has a population of 259,00, with 24,000 renters. The county seat is Bel-Air. HArford County has numerous nature parks, museums, galleries, and theaters throughout the county to enjoy. Harford County also is home to multiple train & bus stations that make commuting much easier. However, when living, visiting or traveling through Harford County, you may encounter bed bugs. If you find yourself in a hotel, rental apartment, or Airbnb with bed bugs, and are bitten, contact Whitney, LLP today to discuss your legal rights for compensation.
If you are dealing with a bed bug infestation in Harford County, and suspect that the negligence of your landlord, hotel manager, or a pest control company may be to blame, turn to the experienced and aggressive bed bug attorneys of Whitney, LLP for help. The Whitney law firm has recovered over $11 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.
Some areas of Harford County, MD that we handle bed bug cases in include: Jarrettsville | Belcamp | Pylesville | Darlington | Perryman | Pleasant Hills | Fallston | Abingdon | Bel-Air North | Bel-Air South
WHAT ARE BED BUGS?
Bed Bugs are small creatures that are difficult to spot. They are so small that they are able to fit under a dime. They have a reddish-brown color with flat bodies that are round. Often people confuse them with fleas, but there is a key difference in their movement. Fleas are able to jump long distances while bed bugs can only crawl from their nest to their victim.
These creatures tend to come out at night when their victims are sleeping. The bed bugs will crawl to an exposed portion of your skin and bite down. The victim usually does not feel the bite because the bed bugs secrete an anticoagulant in their venom. Their bites usually come in a line or zigzag pattern. When they are done feeding, they become engorged and retreat back to their nests. Victims of bed bugs often think at first they have bitten by a mosquito, until the bites continue to appear night after night.
DO BED BUGS CAUSE INJURIES?
Often times, many people are unaware of the serious damage that bed bugs can cause to victims. Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood which can cause a number of adverse effects to the victims, including:
- Permanent Scarring
- Allergic Reactions
- Severe skin rashes
- Mental anguish
- Psychological distress and damages
These damages can be extremely dangerous. Not only can the damage have various physical repercussions, which can range in severity, but injuries can manifest in a psychological form as well. For victims who experience this type of pain and suffering, the effects can be debilitating. Many victims report having insomnia, fear, anxiety, and other psychological conditions that greatly impact much of their personal well-being.
CAN I SUE MY LANDLORD FOR BED BUGS IN HARFORD COUNTY?
Apartment landlords and hotel property managers in Harford County are required to provide apartments to tenants free of bed bug infestation. The Harford County Code, Section 162-10 (B) , Livability Code, requires: “(1) Sanitation. The premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition, free from any accumulation or rubbish or garbage; and (2) Insect and rodent control. The premises shall be free from infestation of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests.”
Section 162-10 (D)(6), Insect and Rodent Harborage, further requires: (a) A structure shall be kept free from infestation, and where infestation is found, the area shall be promptly exterminated by processes which are not injurious to human health; and (b) Continuing or repeated incidents of infestation, as determined by the Code Official, shall require the installation of rodent- and verminproof walls. The rodent- and verminproof walls shall be installed in accordance with the applicable local building code.
Owners and operators who fail to comply with these regulations are negligent.
HARFORD COUNTY BED BUG LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS
The Harford County bed bug lawyers of Whitney, LLP are dedicated to helping the victims of bed bug infestations pursue fair compensation for their injuries and financial losses. We understand how emotionally, financially, and physically devastating an infestation can be, and we will devote our full attention to aggressively litigating your case or negotiating a settlement.
We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for injured clients in bed bug cases. If you believe you may have a bed bug injury claim, contact us online today, or call Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 to set up a legal consultation.