We at Bed Bug Law get this question a lot, can you really sue a Aventura, Hotel for bed bug injuries or a bed bug infestation? And the answer is, yes, you absolutely can! Hotels anywhere in the United States have the responsibility to ensure that their hotels are safe from insects and bed bugs including those in Aventura, Florida. Unfortunately, bed bugs have become a big issue at hotels across the country due to the large increases in travel. With hotspots in Aventura like the Aventura Mall being rated #2 most visited mall by Travel + Leisure magazine, hotels are at a higher risk of bed bug infestations and ultimately, causing bed bug injuries.
Why are Aventura hotels at a larger risk for bed bugs and bed bug injuries for their guests? Well, if a guest has a bed bug infestation in their clothing or other luggage and they bring with them while they stay at a hotel, chances are bed bugs are going to find a new home. Bed bugs can also easily go from furniture to furniture and from linen to linen. Once a bed bug infestation starts, it’s important that Aventura hotels take the proper precautions to protect their guests. If they don’t, they may be liable for damages. Have you found bed bugs in your Aventura hotel? Have large red splotches of bumps on your body after waking up in the morning? Here’s what to do next –
How to Confirm Bed Bugs at Your Aventura Hotel
If you do not know where to look, bed bugs can be hard to find. If at all possible, you’ll want to perform an inspection of your Aventura hotel room before checking-in to ensure it’s bed bug free. Bed bugs significantly vary in appearance depending on the stage in their life. Use the diagram below and the following steps to determine your Aventura hotel has a bed bug problem –
Next, grab your cell phone and strip your hotel bed of any linens, covers or mattress covers to start your inspection. Turn off the lights in your hotel room and closely inspect your mattress and shine the flashlight in your cellphone closely in the ridges of the mattress. If you see dark black or brown spots, these could be dried blood stains for bed bugs feasting on human blood. If you see any bed bugs like those shown in the diagram above, it’s important to take pictures and video of them. If you can, capture them in a secure container as this evidence is necessary in proving your case.
Lastly, you’ll want to check behind any other dark, un-lit areas within your hotel room such as behind artwork. Bed bugs hide in the most conspicuous locations. If you have suffered injuries, take pictures of those as well.
Notify Aventura Hotel Management of the Bed Bug Infestation
If you have found bed bugs, then it’s important to notify the management team at your Aventura hotel. Show them the photos and video and clearly document your interactions with them including their names, titles and other pertinent information.
Contact an Aventura Bed Bug Lawyer
Found bed bugs? Suffered from those bed bugs? Contact Bed Bug Law, the premier Bed Bug law firm in South Florida. We represent those who have suffered as a result of bed bugs and do not have any fees whatsoever unless we win your case.
Additionally, we offer a completely FREE case evaluation and you have to do is fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or give us a call at 855-533-5552 to speak to a Aventura Hotel Bed Bug Lawyer.