Knights Inn, known for it’s medieval architecture look, is part of the Wyndham Hotel chain, which has 15 different hotel brands and spans across the world. While Knights Inn was started in Columbus, Ohio, by a different company, the brand has changed hands several times, ultimately winding up under the Wyndham umbrella.
Knights Inn has over 200 locations, and the quality of the hotels can vary based on the management. The less careful the management is about bed bugs, the more likely it is that the hotel can become infested. However, even the best managed Knights Inn hotels can become infested with bed bugs.
Always Check Your Room For Bed Bugs
Whether you are staying at Knights Inn or a luxury resort, it is always in your best interests to search the room for bed bugs before you ever unpack. Bed bugs ride in on the luggage of guests to the hotel, which means they can show up in any room you happen to stay in.
You can usually see bed bugs with the naked eye. If they are present, you should be able to spot them if you look close enough. Search the sheets and the mattress for rust-colored specks. Look along the mattress seams and underneath the mattress for the bugs, as well as behind the headboard and in the furniture.
If you get bitten while you are sleeping, you will notice by the next day. The bites tend to swell and itch, much like mosquito bites. If you are unfortunate enough to have a severe reaction – which can include serious swelling, itching, dizziness and even vomiting – be sure to seek medical care.
Can You Take Legal Action Against Knights Inn?
The answer is: It depends. If you can prove negligence on the part of the owner or the management, negligence that contributed to your injuries, you may have a case. Negligence is the key, which is why it is so important to talk to a bed bug lawyer after you are bitten. Only a qualified lawyer can say for sure whether you have a case or not.
The attorney will look for signs of negligence, like if the owner knew about the presence of bed bugs, or if the management failed to bring in a professional pest control company to address an infestation. Your lawyer will also verify that the attack caused enough harm to you to justify a lawsuit. Harm can include your injuries, lost wages from missed work, pest control bills and mental anguish.
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