Ever suffered bed bug bites? Those tiny insects are capable of striking fear in the hearts of even the most experienced travelers. Bed bugs can cost you a good night’s sleep after a long day on the road. And that’s not all. Bed bug bites can leave you with serious allergic reactions. And worst of all, you can carry them home.
If you suffer bed bug bites in your hotel room, you may pursue the property’s owner or management for damages through a bed bug lawsuit. This is a type of personal injury claim. To prevail, you must show that the hotel management’s negligence led to your injury.
To boost your odds of filing a competent claim, you need to take the following steps:
Collect your evidence
If you believe you have been bitten by bed bugs in your hotel room, one of the first steps you need to take is to gather as much evidence as you can. This can include taking photographs of the insects on your bed. Generally, bedbugs hide in dark areas edges of the bed or underneath the sheets. Be sure to take as many photos of the insects as possible, including their fecal matter.
Besides photos of the insects, be sure to take photos of the bite marks too.
Notify the facility’s management
As soon as you discover an infestation, you need to alert the hotel management to take note of the matter and create a report. Be sure to obtain a copy of the report before leaving.
Seek medical attention
Bed bug bites affect people differently. While some people may not experience serious reactions, others might require treatment due to allergic reactions. And besides the allergic reactions, you might also develop scars on your skin. Prompt medical attention can help address these issues. Also, you will obtain a medical report that is critical for your lawsuit.
If you have suffered bed bug bites while in a hotel, you may be eligible for compensation through a bed bug lawsuit with Bed Bug Law.