Q: Bed bug infestation from rental furniture do I have a case
I noticed what appeared to be a rash on Monday June 26, by Friday I was itching all over. I was sitting on the floor in the bed room and this bug crawled across my dark pants, I killed it, looked it up on the internet, it looked just like a picture of a bed bug. I called the apartment manager and my company and moved to a hotel immediately. The apartment management came the next day to inspect along with the rental people. Upon inspection they found bed bugs in the box springs. The rental company removed the furniture. My body is like it's on fire itching everywhere, I have missed 3.5 days of work dealing with this, which is about $2500 so far and I'm totally inconvenienced. Please advise me on what I can do, do I have a case.
A: Yes, but it's on you to prove the bed bugs came with or from the furniture and not from a guest, etc.
A: We currently have a case almost exactly like this one out of the Quad-Cities area involving a well known rental company. Our client is getting his information together and we will be filing a claim for damages. With rental companies it all comes down to proof, meaning photographs, rental receipts, delivery receipts and witnesses to support the infestation and eradication process and cost.
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