Americas Best Value Inn is among some of the most recognized names in the hospitality industry. Americas Best Value Inn, specifically, is part of the Red Lion Hotels Cooperation. Americas Best Value Inn, like all other hotels and motels, are prone to bed bug infestations. Even just one guest that brings bed bugs onto the premises can contribute to a full-blown infestation throughout the entire premises.
Were you or a member of your family exposed to a bed bug infestation at an Americas Best Value Inn location? Did you or your family suffer bed bug bites or other harm associated with the exposure to bed bugs? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug claim against Americas Best Value Inn. Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue after being exposed to a bed bug infestation? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
You can trust the bed bug experts at Bed Bug Legal Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Bed Bug Legal Group is a firm with many years of experience handling bed bug claims and representing the victims affected by bed bug infestations. Our bed bug injury lawyers are ready to fight for your rights and help you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
Bed Bug Harm after Exposure
Bed bugs are small, nocturnal creatures that feed on human blood. They come out at night and bite unsuspecting victims while they sleep. In general, victims do not feel the bites as they are happening (due to a numbing agent in bed bug saliva). Although bites are the most common harm resulting from bed bug exposure, it is not the only type of harm. Affected individuals could suffer the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infections
- Mental and emotional harm (including anxiety, PTSD, fear, etc.)
- Property damage
- Financial losses
Every incident is different, so you may or may not have suffered the harm listed above after a bed bug exposure at a hotel or motel.
About Bed Bug Infestations in Hotels and Motels
Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are common in hotels and motels. Bed bugs are typically brought in from outside by guests or staff. As soon as they are introduced into the premises, they thrive. This is because hotels and motels offer a variety of hiding places (beds, mattresses, bed frames, carpets, couches, sofas, etc.) with a constant source of food (sleeping guests). In some cases, guests can identify bed bugs and request a new room – only to unknowingly bring the bed bugs with them to the new room. Likewise, if staff cleans the room, they can unknowingly transfer bed bugs to other rooms. Whatever the case, bed bug infestations are likely to quickly spread through hotels and motels. Even if staff inspects their rooms, they can fail to identify bed bug infestations (because bed bugs are so good at hiding). In some cases, staff simply ignores infestation to keep profits up.
Who Is Liable?
Who is liable for the harm that you or your family suffered after being exposed to a bed bug infestation? Based on the details surrounding the incident, hotel and motel owners could be liable. More specifically, hotel and motel owners have a duty to ensure that their guest rooms and entire premises are safe for their guests – this means that they must keep their premises clean and free of vermin (including bed bugs) at all times. They must also inspect their premises routinely to be able to quickly identify and address any hazards present. If hotel and motel owner breach their duty of care, they can put their guests at risk of suffering harm.
Can you sue? If a hotel or motel owner breached their duty of care towards their guests (by failing to identify and address bed bug infestations on their premises), guests could be involved in incidents (bed bug exposure) that could lead to harm. If you or your family suffered harm as a direct result of a bed bug infestation, you could sue.
Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue after suffering harm after a bed bug exposure? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
What Should You Do?
If you or your family were exposure to a bed bug infestation at an Americas Best Value Inn location, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to sue. Consider the following recommendations:
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Take photos of your bed bug bites
- Take photos of the bed bugs
- Try to collect a sample of a bed bug (in a cup, for instance)
- Report the bed bugs to the hotel or motel management (make a written report)
- Report the bed bug infestation to the local health department
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all records of property damage
- Gather all records of lost earnings
- Gather all records of extermination expenses
- Seek legal assistance with a bed bug injury lawyer immediately
File Your Claim Quickly
All claims, including bed bug claims against hotels and motels, are subject to a statute of limitations, which determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue. If claimants do not file their claims within the allowed time, they could lose their right to sue. In California, for instance, a bed bug claim would be subject to a two-year statute of limitations – which would give claimants two years to sue. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your bed bug claim against Americas Best Value Inn, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Were you or a member of your family harmed after being exposed to a bed bug infestation at an Americas Best Value Inn? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against the owner. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a bed bug claim after exposure at an Americas Best Value Inn, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Bed Bug Legal Group is a firm with many years of experience handling bed bug claims and helping affected parties recover the compensation that they are owed after being exposed to a bed bug infestation. Whether you were exposed to a bed bug infestation at a hotel, motel, or any other location, you might have grounds to sue. You can trust the experts at our firm to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and reach a positive claim outcome.
Are you ready to discuss your bed bug claim against Americas Best Value Inn with the experts at our firm? If so, you should contact us immediately. When you contact our firm, you will be able to benefit from our free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our bed bug lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – our bed bug experts will provide you with all the information necessary to help you begin your claim or continue your claim against Americas Best Value Inn. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the bed bug experts at our firm, contact us today.
At our firm, we are dedicated to remaining accessible to all affected parties. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal expenses for our legal services. Additionally, our firm is based on contingency; therefore, our clients will never be responsible for legal expenses until after reaching a positive claim outcome (this means that you will not have to pay if you do not win).
If you are ready to discuss your Americas Best Value Inn bed bug claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.