Part of Anne Arundel County, Severn is home to nearly 50,000 people. Close to the Chesapeake Bay, it is near Glen Burnie and Linthicum Heights, and it attracts many tourists looking to enjoy places like Severn-Danza Park. With easy access to major highways, there are plenty of ways to commute to work or travel to and from Severn. Many Severn residents rent apartments in one of several complexes.
However, residents and guests may encounter an unpleasant aspect of some hotels and apartments in Severn: bed bug bites and infestations. Bed bug bites are red and itchy and leave scars behind, and the insects are notoriously difficult to eradicate. Victims can spend thousands of dollars and lose valuable property as a result. Landlords and hotel owners are responsible for keeping the spaces they rent out free and clear of insect infestations, but they sometimes fail to do so. If you’ve been harmed by an apartment or hotel infestation, contact the bed bug bite claims lawyers at Whitney LLP. We can help fight for the compensation that you deserve. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or fees, and you can get started with a legal consultation. Use our online form or call Whitney LLP at (410) 583-8000 today. Whitney, LLP has recovered over $11,000,000 for our clients in bed bug cases.
Bed Bug Infestations in Severn Apartments
Maryland landlords are required by state law to ensure that their apartments are clear of insect infestations before the lease is signed. In addition, they have a responsibility to act promptly to exterminate any bed bug infestation brought to their attention during the lease term. However, far too many Severn and Columbia landlords fail to live up to their duties to their tenants. Bed bug bites can be painful, and some people can suffer serious allergic reactions.
In addition, tenants may be forced to get rid of clothing and upholstered furniture in their attempts to eradicate a bed bug infestation. Some landlords may not pursue effective extermination, either; they may delay in addressing a problem or try cheap, do-it-yourself solutions instead, leaving their tenants to incur even more damages. You can take action against negligent Severn landlords who allow bed bug infestations to injure you by contacting Whitney LLP to discuss your bed bug bite claims.
Hotel Infestations in Severn
Severn hotels attract business travelers and tourists who are hoping to enjoy the calm, green atmosphere in the area including in nearby Annapolis. While people check in expecting to enjoy a relaxing stay, they may be awakened by the pain and itching associated with bed bug bites. A hotel infestation can ruin your vacation or business travel plans.
Hotel guests may find themselves losing thousands of dollars in the property as well, especially if they are forced to leave behind their suitcases and other belongings to prevent bringing the bed bugs back home with them. In addition, they may need emergency medical treatment for the effects of the bites themselves, and that can be only the first step in the associated health care costs, which can include long-term psychological care for symptoms like anxiety and depression. Maryland hotel owners are required to rent out only rooms that are safe and clear of bed bugs. If they fail to live up to their legal duties to their guests, they can be held accountable for the damages caused as a result.
Identifying Bed Bugs in Your Severn Hotel or Apartment
You may wonder how to identify bed bugs and how to differentiate them from other common types of biting insects, such as mosquitoes or fleas. Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal, so they may be difficult to see during the day. They are also quite small and can range in size from that of a poppy seed to a sesame seed. If you want to check for bed bugs in your hotel or apartment, look at the seams of your mattress or other upholstered furniture. Bed bugs can hide there during the day. You may also find telltale red or black dots left behind on the bedding when you awake in the morning with bites. If you identify bed bugs in your Severn or Columbia hotel or apartment, take photos and videos, and you may even want to save a sample of the bugs to make the source of the infestation clear.
Severn, MD, Bed Bug Infestation Lawyer
If you’ve been bitten by bed bugs, you should not have to pay the price for a landlord or hotel owner’s carelessness and negligence. Contact the lawyers at Whitney LLP if you’ve been a victim of bed bugs in a Severn hotel or apartment. Our firm will help determine who is responsible for your injuries and work to secure the compensation you need, and you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Start today by requesting a legal consultation. You can use our easy online form or call Whitney LLP at (410) 583-8000.