Can You Sue a Hotel in Miami, Florida for Bed Bug Bites?

So can you actually sue a hotel in Miami, Florida for bed bug bites? Yes, you absolutely can. Hotels in Miami, Florida have a responsibility to ensure that their hotels are safe, clean and completely bed bug free. Unfortunately, with the rapid rise in travel in the United States and with Miami, Florida becoming a top travel destination for many families according to the, so has the rise in bed bug infestations.

If a hotel encounters a bed bug infestation either because a previous guest brought them into the hotel or because of a pre-existing issue, a chain reaction happens. Bed bugs hang onto clothing and other items that travelers bring to hotels which causes brand new bed bug infestations.

Can You Sue a Hotel in Miami, Florida for Bed Bug Bites?

If you think you have found bed bugs or have bed bug bites while staying in a hotel in Miami, Florida, here are the steps you will want to take –

Inspect the Hotel Bed in Miami, Florida for Bed Bugs

First, remove and completely strip all of the beddings and linens from your hotel bed, then get a flashlight (or use the flashlight function your phone). Turn off the lights in the room and shine your flashlight in and around the mattress. If you see dark brownish insects or dark, red spots like in the photo below, you have definitely found instances of bed bugs in your hotel room –

Can You Sue a Hotel in Miami, Florida for Bed Bug Bites?

Take Photos and Video of the Bed Bugs in Your Miami Hotel

After confirming you have bed bugs, use your phone or other device to take photos and videos of the bed bugs. if you have bed bug bites, patches of red spots on your body, make sure you take photos of those as well. Here’s an example of bed bug bite injuries that you can reference –

Can You Sue a Hotel in Miami, Florida for Bed Bug Bites?

Notify the Miami Hotel Management of the Bed Bugs

It’s important that you next notify the management team at the hotel you are staying at. Provide them with the photos and videos you’ve taken and show them

Make sure you take clear notes with the exact dates and times of whom you spoke to and include their names and job titles at the hotel. This is an important step to take to prove your bed bug bite case.

Contact a Miami Hotel Bed Bug Attorney

Bed Bug Law specializes in addressing and finding compensation for those who have suffered as a result of a bed bug infestations in Miami hotels. The best part is that Bed Bug Law does not charge any fees or have any costs unless we win your case.

To get started, fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or call 855-533-5552 to speak to a Bed Bug Law attorney for a completely free case evaluation.

2 thoughts on “Can You Sue a Hotel in Miami, Florida for Bed Bug Bites?”

  1. Hello, My name is Roussina Ratcheva and I booked a hotel called Cavalier 1320 Ocean Drive Miami . I was bitted the second night by bed bugs . After I complain the manager of the hotel confirmed that there are bed bugs and change me in another room . I was bitted again . In total I have all over my body more than 16 bytes . IPlease help me . The manager send me the last 2 nights in the different hotel and made a refund for the 4 nights . But I couldn’t work , I couldn’t do anything and I was in Miami for the art Basel . I just landed in Europe and went to see a doctor and here they said that the situation is not good . I want to sue the hotel for physical and psychological big damage . I want to send the pictures I did

  2. Roussina, Please contact our office directly via phone, or submit a form at This way we can see photos of the injuries and of the bed bugs. Miami bed bug cases are on the rise especially this time of year. December through April is the highest season for travelers. We are ready to review anything you send and are happy to provide a free case evaluation.

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