A question that we frequently get at Bed Bug Law is, can you actually sue a hotel in Jupiter, Florida for bed bugs or bed bug related injuries? The answer is a resounding YES! Hotels in Jupiter, Florida or anywhere for that matter have a 100% responsibility to ensure that their hotels are bed bug free and safe. If hotels do not take the proper care to ensure that they prevent bed bug infestations, they can put themselves at risk due to the harm it can cause their guests.
How do Bed Bug Infestations Start in Jupiter, Florida Hotels?
Bed bugs are brought from place to place and are heavily associated with travel. A traveler from a previous stay could have bed bugs in their luggage that they bring with them staying at a hotel. The bed bugs quickly scatter and find the most ideal location to get their form of food, human blood. So where do you think that the best location is for bed bugs? In the bed.
Because of the rapid rises in tourism and travel in Jupiter and Palm Beach County, hotels are at an increased risk for fostering bed bug infestations. It’s important that hotels have frequent tests and inspections to ensure that their hotels are bed bug free otherwise mental and physical harm can be made to guests who have been bitten.
Confirming You Have Found Bed Bugs
So, you are staying at a hotel in Jupiter, Florida and you have found small insects hiding within areas within your hotel room. Or, you’ve even woken up with large weird red clusters of welts across your body. How do you know you have a bed bug infestation in your room? It’s time to do an inspections.
First, strip your bed of any linens, mattress covers and other material. You will want to get your bed setting down to just the mattress. Once you have done that, you will want to turn off the lights and closely inspect your mattress. You will either find dark reddish spots on the mattress or small bugs hiding within the ridges of the mattress. Here is a diagram and photos to reference for bed bug appearance –
If you have found bed bugs, it’s important to document your case through pictures and video of the bed bugs. If you also have the ability to do so, capture the bed bugs in a secure container like a plastic bag or jar. Next, you’ll want to notify hotel management and take notes of whom you spoke to, including their titles and contact information. Get their business cards if you can.
Contacting a Bed Bug Attorney for Jupiter, Florida Bed Bug Infestations
If you have suffered as a result of a bed bug infestations in a hotel in Jupiter, Florida, you need to contact Bed Bug Law about your case. We offer completely FREE Case Evaluations with no cost to you. If you move forward with us representing you in your bed bug case, we will not charge ANY fees unless we win your case.
To get started, fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or call us at 855-533-5552 to speak to a bed bug attorney.