The short answer is yes, hotels are liable for bed bugs, and you have the right to file a hotel guest bed bug lawsuit against the hotel that contributed to your injuries.
If you were harmed after you were exposed to a hotel bed bug infestation, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against the hotel and hold them liable for your bed bug injuries. It is important that you file a bed bug lawsuit and receive compensation for the harm that you suffered immediately, before certain deadlines pass.
How often do you stay at hotels during your travels? Whether you are on vacation or on a business trip, you likely spent a few nights at a time in a hotel. When you stay at a hotel, do you ever consider the possibility that the hotel or even just your hotel room could be infested by bed bugs? Unfortunately, most hotel guests trust that the hotel room in which they are staying in is free of infestations. Because of that, they fail to inspect their hotel beds and other furniture; they later wake up to a number of bed bug bites after they unknowingly sleep in an infested room.
Did you suffer harm after you unknowingly slept in an infested hotel room? Would you like to discuss your claim with knowledgeable bed bug attorneys? If so, you must contact the bed bug lawyers who can hold hotels liable for bed bugs at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible.
Hotel Liability for Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Bites
Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to representing all parties affected by hotel bed bug infestations. If you are interested in filing a bed bug case against the hotel that contributed to your exposure to bed bugs, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys have many years of experience handling bed bug claims and are ready to help you fight for your right to be compensated. If you would like to discuss the possibility of filing a hotel guest bed bug lawsuit, contact our law firm today. Our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to file your claim and recover the compensation that you deserve.
About Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are small insects that can severely affect those who have been exposed to infestations. Bed bugs are infamous for their bites, which can be itchy, red, and cause a variety of complications. Bed bugs feed on human blood. As obvious by their name, bed bugs hide in beds. However, bed bugs are known to hide almost anywhere—in mattresses, bedding, carpets, rugs, sofas, clothes, luggage, and in any wooden piece of furniture. Often, bed bugs are so efficient in hiding (they hide in cracks, folds, and crevices) that infestations are not identified until after someone suffers bites. Bed bugs could survive for many months without a fresh blood meal; however, when meals are readily available, bed bugs thrive. Within a few weeks (5-6 weeks) of even just a few bed bugs arriving at a site, hotel rooms could become infested. If the infestation is not addressed promptly, it could spread throughout the entire hotel.
The Harm Caused By Bed Bug Exposure
Unbeknownst to many people, exposure to bed bugs can have many lasting effects on victims and their families. Those who are exposed to bed bug infestations could suffer the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infections
- Permanent scarring
- Lasting psychological effects
- Loss of personal property
After being exposed to bed bugs, victims might be left in need of medical treatment to address infections and scarring, for example. Exposure to bed bugs might also cause a series of mental and emotional difficulties (such as fear, anxiety, depression, and PTSD) that require some sort of treatment or therapy, for example. The loss of personal property could also leave you and your family struggling with replacing your furniture and clothing. If you were affected in any of the ways depicted above after you were exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible to explore the possibility of filing a claim and recovering compensation for the harm that you suffered.
Hotel Liability for Bed Bugs
Are hotels liable for bed bug infestations? Yes, hotels are liable for bed bug infestations. Hotels have a responsibility to keep their property free of bed bug infestations. Bed bugs in hotel rooms could pose a threat to hotel guests; therefore, hotel owners and hotel managers have the responsibility to protect guests from bed bugs. Since hotels are responsible for bed bugs, they must act accordingly to address infestations and prevent their guests from being harmed. Hotel liability for bed bugs means that hotel owners must act promptly upon identifying an infestation. Once a guest has made a bed bug report or an inspection has identified an infestation, a hotel manager has the responsibility to eliminate the infestation. Hotels must stop using the room and exterminate the bed bugs to ensure that hotel guests are not further harmed.
As described above, hotel owners have a liability to address bed bug infestations before guests suffer bed bug bites. Although hotel bed bug liability is prominent, many hotel owners and hotel managers fail to address bed bug infestations in hotels—leading to guests suffering preventable harm. The liability of hotel owners is based on the duty to prevent their guests from being exposed to bed bugs. When hotel owners ignore bed bug reports or inspection results, for example, they are breaching their duty of care to hotel guests. If the owner of the hotel in which you were exposed to a bed bug infestation was aware of the bed bugs in your room, your bed bug bites could be attributed to their negligent actions (or lack of actions). If the harm that you suffered was a result of a hotel owner’s negligence, you could have the right to pursue a claim against the hotel.
For more information about the liability of hotels for bed bug bites to guests, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of hotel liability for bed bug bites to hotel guests; we believe that the responsibility of hotel owners should be upheld at all times. Our attorneys will aggressively fight to establish the hotel owners’ liability for bed bug infestations and the harm that you suffered. Contact the attorneys at bed Bug Legal Group for assistance in establishing hotel responsibility for bed bugs as soon as possible.
Your Right to Compensation
Are you eligible to recover compensation if you file a bed bug claim against the hotel that caused the harm that you suffered? If you suffered bed bug bites along with a variety of other harm as a result of bed bugs, you could be eligible to receive compensation for the damages that you suffered. Although every claim is different, many claimants are eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical bills
- Lost income
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Because all hotel bed bug claims are different, claimants will likely be eligible to recover different categories and amount of compensation. The type and amount of compensation that you recover will be based on the specific details of your claim; therefore, it is essential for you to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. When you contact our law firm and allow one of our lawyers to handle your bed bug claim, you could be certain that the bed bug lawyer works diligently to fight for your right to be rightfully compensated. The lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group will aggressively fight for you to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your hotel bed bug claim. Whether your claim reaches a $90,000 settlement or an $800,000 settlement, you could trust our attorneys for what is yours.
Key Steps to Follow after Exposure to Bed Bugs in a Hotel
If a guest gets bit by bed bugs, the hotel can be liable; however, proving hotel liability for bed bug infestations could sometimes be difficult. Therefore, you must take action as soon as possible to prepare for your claim and establishing liability. Consider the following steps:
- Take photos—you should take photos of your bed bug bites (once they become apparent). You should also take pictures of the bed bugs (if you can find where they are hiding). It is important for you to take pictures even if you request a room-change after identifying the infestation.
- Gather samples—if possible, gather a few of the bed bugs as a sample. You could collect a few bed bugs in a plastic bag or plastic container that is sealable and escape-proof. If you cannot gather a sample, taking a clear picture is sufficient.
- Report the infestation—you must file a complaint with hotel management after either suffering bed bug bites or identifying an infestation in your room. You must ensure that a written report is filed (you should request a copy of the report). You could also report the infestation to the local health department.
- Seek medical attention—you should seek medical care for your bites as soon as possible. A prompt medical evaluation could prevent your bed bug bites from worsening.
- Keep records—you should always keep all relevant records related to your hotel stay, bed bug report, and medical care (and any other records that could be important to your claim).
Perhaps the most important thing that you should do after being harmed due to a bed bug infestation in a hotel is to seek legal assistance. An experienced bed bug lawyer will provide you with the guidance that you need to establish hotel bed bug responsibility and hold the hotel accountable for your damages. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Legal Group
Often, hotel guests are not familiar with hotel obligation for bed bugs. Because of that, they do not know that they have the right to pursue a claim and receive compensation after they were harmed by a bed bug infestation in a hotel. If you would like to discuss your claim with the attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to representing those who have suffered injuries or other harm as a result of a bed bug infestation at hotels. If you are interested in pursuing a claim against a hotel, you must contact our firm as soon as possible. You could benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, you will not pay anything unless you win. Do not hesitate—contact our law firm as soon as possible.