Hotels – Bed Bugs at Hotels

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I’ve Just Been Bitten By Bed Bugs At My Hotel

A vacation with your family or a business trip can become a nightmarish situation if the hotel or resort at which you are staying is infested with bed bugs. The tiny parasitic insects are barely the size of Lincoln’s head on a penny and are quite adept at hiding in furniture, bedding and carpeting, so noticing them during a cursory inspection of your room is impossible. You probably will not realize they are present until you are suffering from the itching and irritation caused by their bites all over your body.

Hotel and resort liability for bed bugs

A personal injury is any physical harm inflicted upon you. The scarring, infections and mental anguish you suffer from bed bug bites give you the same right to sue the person or entity who is responsible for allowing it to happen as if you were injured in a car accident or in a fall on someone’s property.

The owners and management of resorts and hotels are required by law to provide you with accommodations that are free conditions that could be harmful or dangerous to your wellbeing. Twenty-two states have enacted laws addressing the responsibility of property owners, including hotels and resorts, for bed bug infestations. Many local municipalities have also enacted health codes and ordinances address what has turned into a serious problem in this country.

Compensation available to victims of hotel and resort bed bug bites

Bed bug bites can cause itching and irritation on the areas of your body attacked by the insects. Most attacks happen at night while you are sleeping. The itching can lead to infection and permanent scarring.

If you have been the victim bed bug bites, you could be entitled to sue the hotel and resort owners for damages including:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Compensation for the cost of future medical care and cosmetic surgery associated with the scarring
    caused by the bites
  • Pain and suffering associated with the mental anguish resulting from being the victim of a bed bug
  • Compensation for the loss of income associated with the time you lose from work while recovering
    from the bites

What to do if you have been the victim of hotel- or resort-related
bed bug bites

Your claim for damages against the hotel or resort where you were injured by bed bug bites must be supported by as much documentation as possible. As soon as you realize you have been injured by bed bugs, contact the hotel management to file a written incident report, and get a copy of it. Other things you should do include:

  • Taking pictures of the bedding, furniture, carpeting and any other areas of the room that will
    help to document the infestation
  • Taking pictures of the various parts of your body on which you suffered bed bug bites
  • Seeking medical treatment for the injuries and retaining copies of all receipts
  • Contacting local health officials to report the incident and obtaining a copy of the report of any
    site inspection they conduct

Attorneys capable of fighting for your right to compensation

The big corporations that own hotels and resorts, and the insurance companies that insure them, make it difficult for bed bug bite victims to recover the compensation they deserve. At the Felicetti Law Firm P.C., our hardworking bed bug attorneys have the knowledge of the law and the courtroom skills you want working on your behalf to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today at (800) 707-1954 to schedule a consultation to discuss your claim,

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