If you or someone you know suffers from injury or harm as a result of bed bugs in an apartment or rental home, you need a top rated personal injury lawyer on your side. An experienced lawyer will be able to help you file a claim to collect maximum compensation for your injuries. Compensation can include money damages for all medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage and more.
Bed bugs have been plaguing humans for millennia. Their blood-feeding lifestyles require that they dwell in close proximity to their next blood meal, preferably people. Generally, they feed on exposed skin not covered by clothing. Not everyone reacts the same when attacked by bed bugs and in fact, reactions to bed bug bites can occur immediately or up to 14 days after the bite. Reactions such as welts that itch for weeks and/or keloid scarring may result.
In addition to physical injuries, victims attacked may also suffer from serious psychological harm – having a strong repulsive reaction to the idea of being fed on by bugs when unconscious and unaware. This may then manifest as mild to severe anxiety and stress. Financial distress may also be a result due to the fact that treatment can often be difficult and expensive.
Unfortunately, apartments and rental homes are a common place for bug attacks to occur. Michigan’s housing law covers most dwellings used for living or sleeping. Such dwellings do include rental homes and apartments. Owners or landlords are responsible for keeping the entire building or premise free from vermin, or pests or nuisance animals that threaten human society. Bed bugs do apply as they are considered vermin.
Tenants should also recognize that they too are responsible for the cleanliness of those parts of the premises that they occupy and control. However, if you or someone you know is residing in a Michigan apartment or rental home and suffers injury or harm from bed bugs due to the negligence of the apartment or rental home, or the Michigan apartment or rental home was aware of the infestation problem yet failed to inform you, you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent property owner or landlord.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Michigan personal injury lawyers have significant experience in representing victims attacked and bitten by beg bugs in an apartment or rental home. We are currently accepting cases for those suffering injuries and will be able to help you collect maximum compensation for your pain and suffering and financial loss.
For more information about filing a bed bug lawsuit in Michigan and to discuss your case with one of our expert and qualified attorneys, call our award winning law office today at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your claim. Call now! We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs to you whatsoever until we win or recover a settlement for you.