What To Do If You Have Suffered a Bed Bug Injury
How To Protect Your Rights After a Bed Bug Infestation
If you stayed at a resort, or had accommodations at a motel or hotel recently, and found yourself itching and scratching in the next day or so, it’s possible that you were exposed to bed bugs. Bed bug bites can result in severe allergic reactions, skin rashes, and even permanent scarring. In many cases, victims have experienced insomnia, anxiety and other mental distress. You may require counseling or incur substantial medical bills, or even lose time at work.
If you discover that you are itching or have a rash, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. Make certain you describe every symptom to your doctor and get your doctor to document all costs, as well as the diagnosis, in writing. Pay attention to your sleep patterns, as well as your ability to focus or concentrate.
If your doctor positively identifies that you have been bitten by bed bugs, your next step will likely be to determine the extent of your losses and determine whether you should hire an attorney. You can attempt to establish the cause of the infestation on your own, but a lawyer will have the tools to more quickly and accurately determine where you got the infestation.
To recover financial compensation, your lawyer must show that another party was negligent, and that their negligence caused your injury. With respect to bed bug injuries, experienced attorneys know how to determine the cause, and to show that the owner or operator of a specific facility failed to take reasonable steps to prevent bud bug injuries.
Contact the New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr
At the office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, we have fought for the rights of personal injury victims in central New Jersey for more than four decades. We carefully choose the cases we handle, so that we can provide the highest levels of service and personal attention to each client. We are also happy to take over your case, if your first lawyer does not seem to have your best interests in mind.