Extended Stay America is easily one of the most recognized hotel chains in the United States. Even the most recognized of hotel and motel chains, however, can be infested with bed bugs. When you booked your stay at Extended Stay America, did you expect that you and your family would be exposed to a bed bug infestation? Did you suffer bed bug injuries? Did your exposure to the bed bug infestation lead to extensive property damage? Depending on the specific answers to these questions, you might have the right to sue Extended Stay America for bed bugs.
Can I Sue Extended Stay America for Bed Bugs?
You were exposed to a bed bug infestation in your room during your stay at Extended Stay America. Do you have the right to sue? Before we answer this question, we must discuss the seriousness of the danger of exposure to bed bug infestations in hotels and motels.
Hotels and motels are often infested with bed bugs. Hotels and motels provide bed bugs with nearly perfect conditions in which to thrive. Bed bugs have a constant source of warm blood to feed on, and they have many different crevices in which to hide. Bed bugs are almost impossible to find; because of that, many hotel and motel guests do not know that their rooms are infested. In most cases, hotel and motel guests feel safe and comfortable staying in the room as long as it seems reasonably clean; the majority of guests will never check their rooms for bed bugs.
Bed bugs might seem like a minor inconvenience, but those who have been exposed to a bed bug infestation know that such an assumption is far from the truth. Bed bugs are infamous for the significant harm they can cause. Bed bugs bite sleeping hotel and motel guests during the night. Bed bug bites are often itchy and uncomfortable. When bed bugs bites are scratched, they can become infected and cause troublesome skin infections. Bed bug bites that cause infections often result in permanent scarring. Although rare, it is also possible for bed bug bites to result in allergic reactions (specifically reactions to the saliva transferred when bed bugs bite). Exposure to bed bugs can lead to more than just physical harm. The parties exposed to bed bug infestations are likely to suffer mental and emotional harm, including embarrassment, fear, depression, and PTSD, for instance. In the majority of cases, exposure to bed bug infestations could also lead to property damage.
Were you harmed in any of the ways mentioned above? Did you and your family suffer after unknowingly being exposed to a bed bug infestation at a hotel or motel? Were you exposed to and harmed by a bed bug infestation at an Extended Stay America location? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you might have grounds to file an Extended Stay America bed bug lawsuit. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a bed bug lawsuit against Extended Stay America and where to file a claim against Extended Stay America for bed bug injuries, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you are need of a lawyer with experience in Extended Stay America bed bug lawsuits, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Bed Bug Legal Group. Our firm has many years of experience handling bed bug claims against a variety of hotels and motels. We are ready to represent you in your claim against Extended Stay America and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts to learn more about Extended Stay America hotel bed bug policy and your to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Can You Sue Extended Stay America for Bed Bug Bites?
Do you have the right to sue and recover Extended Stay America bed bug compensation? Without a doubt, you have the right to take action against the party that negligently caused or contributed to the injuries that you suffered. To better understand your right to sue, you must understand the duty that hotels and motels have towards their guests.
Consider the following points:
- Hotels and motels have the duty to promote the health of their guests
- Hotel and motel management must ensure that their guest rooms are free of potential hazards
- Hotel and motel management must address hazards promptly to prevent harm to guests
When hotels and motels fail to identify or fail to address the hazard that bed bug infestations represent, they are creating a risk of injury for their guests. When hotel and motel guests suffer bed bug injuries and other bed bug harm as a direct result of the failure of hotel/motel management to address the infestation, they are negligently exposing innocent guests to infestations.
If you were harmed because a hotel or motel failed to address a bed bug infestation in their guest rooms, you will likely have the right to pursue a claim. After a hotel or motel negligently and recklessly exposed you to a bed bug infestation, they should be held accountable for all damages suffered.
How to File a Lawsuit against Extended Stay America
Do you know what to do after you were harmed by a bed bug infestation at Extended Stay America? Do you know where to file a claim for bed bug bites while staying at an Extended Stay America location? Do you know how to report a bed bug in a hotel? The steps that you take after being exposed to a bed bug infestation in a hotel or motel are essential to the outcome of your claim. If you fail to take the proper action, you could reduce the possibility of reaching a successful claim outcome.
Here Is How to File a Bed Bug Claim against Extended Stay America:
- Take photos of your bed bug bites (and any other physical harm suffered due to the bites)
- Take photos of the bed bug infestations within your hotel or motel room
- Make a written report of the bed bug infestation to the hotel or motel
- Make a report to the local health department
- Seek medical care for your bed bug bits (and other harm)
- Take caution with your personal property to prevent extensive property damage
- Seek legal assistance to begin the process against the hotel or motel
You should also be familiar with what you shouldn’t do:
- Don’t agree to a full refund of your booking expenses in exchange for not filing a report to the health department
- Don’t ignore the bed bug infestation and fail to report the infestation to the hotel or motel
- Don’t forget to inspect your new room if you are offered a room change after your report of the bed bug infestation in your previous room
- Don’t assume your personal property is free of bed bugs after being in the infested hotel or motel room
- Don’t sign any documents that the hotel or motel management might ask you to sign
If you would like to learn more about the things you should do (or shouldn’t do) when exposed to a bed bug infestation at a hotel or motel like Extended Stay America, do not hesitate to contact the experienced lawyers for Extended Stay America bed bug lawsuits as soon as possible.
Could You Recover Compensation?
If you are considering the possibility of pursuing a bed bug claim, you might also be wondering about whether you could recover compensation. Could you recover the typical hotel bed bug settlement of $150,000 to $400,000? Are you likely to recover one of the biggest bed bug lawsuit settlements surpassing the $1.5 million mark? The answer to these questions depends on the specific details of your claim. In general, those exposed to bed bug infestations at hotels and motels could recover compensation for the following: medical costs; lost income; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; property damage; punitive damage. In some cases, extermination costs and legal fees are also part of the compensation awarded. If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, contact our firm today. Our bed bug law firm and our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
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Our firm ensures that all victims of bed bug infestations and hotels and motels have access to our legal services through our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee allows victims harmed by bed bug infestations to have access to our legal services without having to worry about any upfront legal fees. We offer both free consultations and free second opinions – ensuring that you have all the information that you need to start or continue your claim. Our law firm is also based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will never have to worry about paying any fees until their claims are successful. You will not pay us anything until your bed bug injury claim is successful. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Legal Group today. We are ready to represent you and fight for your right to recover compensation.