Rexburg, ID asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Idaho

Q: Can I sue a storage company for giving me bedbugs?

I was storing my bed, couch, everything, for about 4 months and when I moved my stuff back into my apartment, I found out I had gotten bed bugs from them. Prior to them storing my belongings, I had paid the extra amount for “storage insurance” meaning if any of my belongings had become damaged in their possession, then they’d be responsible for replacing it. Well, after they had moved my belongings back into my apartment, they had me sign a paper saying that all my belongings were in the same condition as when they picked it up 4 months ago. I wasn’t aware at that time I had bedbugs and it’s going to cost a fortune to get rid of them. Can I sue them for the money it’ll cost to get rid of them? I know the apartment complex didn’t give them to me because they’re brand new and nobody else has them.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar

A: These tend to be tough cases. The problem is that it could be costly to establish the source of the bedbugs. Plaintiffs in these cases can be confronted with the argument that the source could be any number of places. You could consult with an Idaho attorney to get a better idea of the viability and cost-effectiveness of pursuing such a claim. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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