While Marriott is a well-known hotel chain, it also owns numerous other hotel chains across the U.S. and the globe. With over 1 million rooms and 5700 properties, it is possible to stay in a Marriott hotel in over 110 countries. Some of the Marriott brands including the Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Courtyard, Four Points and Fairfield Inn & Suites.
While Marriott certainly has a reputation for quality and sophistication, it is still possible to become the victim of bed bugs when staying at one of their hotels. Bed bugs do not discriminate based on the cost of the room – they are happy to infest beds in both high-end hotels and budget motels.
The Importance of Checking Your Room
No matter what new place you are sleeping, whether it is the JW Marriott or the Fairfield Inn & Suites, it is worthwhile to check your room for bed bugs before you settle in, even before you start to unpack. Bed bugs can be seen by the naked eye, including the adult bugs, larvae and eggs. You can also sometimes see flecks of rust-colored waste left behind by the bugs.
Pull back the sheets and look for bed bugs along the seems of the mattress, under the mattress, behind the headboard and along the baseboards of the walls. They may also be in the furniture.
If you find bed bugs notify the Marriott management team immediately. If possible, stay at a different hotel, or at least in a room in a different part of the hotel.
How Hotel Claims Work
A successful Marriott bed bugs lawsuit requires proving negligence on the part of the hotel owner or management. You have to be able to show that your injuries were the result of negligence, such as the owner knowing about bed bug infestations but not doing anything about it – or doing far too little.
The first step you should take after being bitten is to take pictures of everything – your bites, evidence of bed bugs, etc. Document any medical care you get, time taken from work due to your injuries, and anything else related to the bed bugs. As your legal team, we will need all of your evidence to build your case.
Do You Have a Case Against Marriott?
The only way to be sure if you have a potential case is to speak to a qualified bed bug lawyer about your Mariott bed bugs injury claims. Our team can listen to your story, examine your evidence and give you informed feedback about your options. We are here to help, so please contact us as soon as possible to get started!