Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel? If so, you might have grounds to get a full refund for your room if you suffered bed bug bites. In addition to getting a refund for the cost of the hotel room, you might be eligible to receive additional compensation if you pursue a claim. To learn more about your right to get a refund, file a claim, and receive compensation, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible.
Understanding Hotel Obligations for Bed Bug Bites
What are hotel obligations in terms of bed bug infestations? There are a number of bed bug laws regarding hotels that apply in some states. In general, hotel obligations for bed bug bites are outlined based on common law. Common law establishes that hotels have the duty to promote their guests’ health and safety. Although hotels (hotel owners/managers) do not have to do everything within their power to constantly ensure the safety of their guests, they have the duty to take action when they become aware of a safety concern.
For instance, when hotel staff is notified of a suspected bed bug infestation, they must act promptly to inspect the room and determine whether the infestation is present. After determining the existence of the bed bug infestation, hotel owners must act to address the bed bug infestation and prevent their guests from suffering any type of harm due to the infestation. If hotel owners or their staff members knowingly fail to take action to address the bed bug infestation present on their premises, they could be liable for the harm that their guests suffer.
Q: Can I request a refund from my hotel for bed bug bites?
Yes, request a hotel to refund you if your hotel room had bed bugs. As mentioned above, hotels have specific obligations when it comes to bed bugs. When hotels disregard their obligations and expose their guests to bed bug infestations, they should be ready to at least provide their guests with a fair refund. Without a doubt, requesting a refund could be a difficult thing to do—especially if you have never had to request a refund for a similar incident in the past. However, you have the right to get your room fee refunded if you got bed bugs in your hotel room.
Bed Bug Hotel Refund Information
If you were affected by a bed bug infestation in a hotel, you might be wondering how to get a refund from a hotel for bed bugs. The first thing that you should do is to talk to a hotel manager about bed bug bites. It is possible that your host will offer compensation or a refund for the bed bugs in your room. It makes sense for the hotel to offer your stay refunded and even cover the cost of going to a new hotel. However, it is possible that you will have to request a full refund for all the nights that you had booked in the hotel. You might hesitate to ask for a refund; however, you have the right to get refunded if you got bed buts in a hotel rooms. If the hotel refused to give you a refund for the bed bugs in your hotel room, you might have grounds to seek other ways to getting a refund for bed bug bites; specifically, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug injury lawsuit against the hotel.
Your Right to Get More than a Refund
Without a doubt, you have the right to request a full refund if the hotel in which you stayed was infested by bed bugs. However, you might also have the right to recover compensation for the bed bug injuries that you suffered. If you suffered injuries that required medical treatment, you have the right to a full refund plus any expenses for medical treatment. You might even be eligible for more compensation if bed bugs hitchhike into your home from the infested hotel.
To get a refund and be compensated for the additional harm that you and your family suffered, you could file a lawsuit against infested hotels. If you hire an attorney to file a bed bug lawsuit against the infested hotel, you could receive some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
The type of compensation listed above is in addition to your refund for the hotel room that you stayed in. If you would like to learn more about your right to be compensated after being exposed to bed bugs in a hotel, you must seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience. The attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group could help you get a fair refund and much more in compensation.
What Should Affected Parties Do?
If you were exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel, there are certain things you should do to prepare to request a refund—and eventually pursue a lawsuit. If you are interested in how to report bed bugs at a hotel, consider the following recommendations:
- Take photos of the bed bugs.
- Take photos of your bed bug injuries.
- Call the front desk and report the bed bug infestation.
- Ensure that you make a formal, written report of the infestation.
- Ask refund for bed bugs.
- Contact local health department officials.
- Seek medical attention.
- Seek legal assistance.
You could ask the hotel manager to refund you and then contact an attorney to sue. If you were bitten by a bed bug while staying at a hotel, you have the right to be given a new room as well as a refund for the cost of the room. Unfortunately, many affected victims believe that they are only entitled to a refund for the hotel room after suffering bed bug bites, welts or red streaks from scratching; however, with the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, victims and their families could receive significant monetary compensation.
About Bed Bug Legal Group
Bed Bug Legal Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing all those who have suffered bed bug injuries after being exposed to bed bug infestations. The attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group have many years of experience handling bed bug injury claims and helping injured victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve. Our bed bug lawyers have a thorough understanding of the severity of the harm that you and your family suffered; therefore, they will not rest until you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you were affected by a bed bug infestation at a hotel, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, you must contact the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group today.
Bed Bug Legal Group offers both free consultations and free second opinions. Whether you are interested in starting your claim or redirecting your claim after it was negatively affected by the incompetence of another lawyer, you could be certain that you will find the legal assistance that you need from the attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group. If you are in need of a free consultation or free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee—which ensures that you and your family will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also based on contingency; therefore, you will not pay anything until you win your claim. If you are interested in suing the party responsible for the bed bug harm that you and your family suffered, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Legal Group today.