Oklahoma Bed Bug Infestation
Bed Bug infestations are a legitimate concern in Oklahoma and in many areas in the United States. In fact, the Rogers County Courthouse here in Oklahoma was recently evacuated and closed for two days surrounding an attorney that reportedly had bed bugs swarming all over his briefcase and clothes. These infestations could result in the loss of thousands of dollars. Furniture, clothing, and electronics all must be incinerated to dispose of these menacing bugs.
Whether you have encountered bed bugs in an apartment, hotel, motel, public facility, or another location, property and premises owners can be held liable for unsafe and unhealthy conditions. As the damages associated with bed bug infestations can become quite severe, a resourceful Oklahoma injury attorney from Jones Brown Law can help to ensure that you are fairly compensated.
Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. The threats posed by bed bugs can be incredibly serious for victims. There are a number of adverse effects that victims can experience, some of which include:
- Severe Skin Rashes
- Allergic Reactions
- Mental Anguish and Psychological Damage
- Permanent Scarring
Apart from allergic reactions and damage to the skin, injuries can also manifest in the form of psychological distress. Many victims report long-term and serious cases of insomnia, fear, anxiety, and other forms of mental and emotional anguish. In addition to medical attention and treatment, these damages can require many victims to seek psychological therapy and other forms of counseling that can result in costly medical bills. In order to hold a premises owner liable for failing to provide safe and healthy conditions, our firm can assist you with filing a personal injury claim, which can also allow you to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages.
What to Do After a Bed Bug Infestation or Attack
If you suspect a bedbug attack or infestation, act now. In order to take legal action for your injuries, suffering, and other damages, you must provide certain evidence to create a strong case.
- First, report the incident to your employer or manager and request a report of the attack and bites. Obtain a copy of the report for your personal records.
- Gather evidence of the bed bugs, such as photographs. If possible, preserve one or two bugs in a plastic bag. Additionally, take pictures of any bites that you sustained.
- Speak with an attorney. A skilled lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, so you can develop a plan to get compensated.
- Do not provide a statement to your insurance provider before you talk an attorney from Stern Law Group. Anything you say may be used to avoid giving you compensation.
- Seek medical attention for your bites. Your safety and health is a priority, and you may have difficulty recovering compensation without medical evidence.
- Keep track of all expenses related to the infestation. This include includes medical costs, prescriptions, doctors’ bills, and any property damage.
- Report the bed bug infestation to the Department of Health so that it can execute a full investigation of the incident and your injuries.
Contact Jones Brown Law
If you have been a victim of a bed bug infestation that has resulted in physical injuries or psychological ailments, we encourage you to bring your case to the attention of our firm. With the assistance of our exceptionally talented legal team, we can also bring your situation to the attention of the local health or safety administration that oversees the apartment, hotel, motel, or other location in which the incident took place.