Bed Bug Bites and Infestations in Hotel Room – What Should I Do – Steps to Take
Bedbug infestations have become a major issue facing hotel and motel room guests across the country. Every month our law firm receives calls and emails from hundreds of hotel guests who have suffered severe bites due to bed bug infestations in their hotel rooms.
Below we have proved a comprehensive list of steps that should be take following a bed bug bite incident in a hotel room or motel room. The best way to protect your rights is to contact a bed bug lawyer experienced in bed bug lawsuits.
- Step One: Preserve any and all evidence of bed bug infestations in your hotel room. Places to search for bed bugs would be beneath fitted sheets, edges of mattresses, box springs including the underside of the box spring. If you find bed bugs, take pictures. Having evidence of bed bugs is important to any future lawsuits against hotel management.
- Step Two: Contact the hotel management and file an injury report. Get all pertinent information including the name and contact information of the hotel manager, when the room was last inspected and cleaned, and names of the cleaning staff. Contact the county health and sanitation department. For a list of county health departments in your area see here.
- Step Three: Seek medical attention. Bed bug bites often require immediate medical attention. Victims of severe bed bug infestation suffer allergic reactions from the incident. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible can only bolster your claim against the hotel operators.
- Step Four: Contact an experienced personal injury attorney and seek legal advice. Legal representation will likely serve to increase any potential settlement or verdict in your case. Your bed bug lawyer should have plenty of prior experience handling bed bug lawsuits.
If you or a loved one have suffered multiple bed bug bites during your stay in a hotel room and have legal questions feel free to contact our law firm. All confidential legal consultations with our attorneys are provided free of charge. We will let you know right away if you have a legitimate reason to file a lawsuit for your injuries.