Did you know that you can sue a hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina for bed bugs? Hotels have a responsibility to ensure that their hotels are safe, comfortable and bed bug free. If you are staying in Raleigh, North Carolina at a hotel have experienced bed bugs or have suffered as a result of bed bug injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.
Unfortunately, the bed bug infestations across the country has become unstable and bed bugs spread through the significant increases in travel. Specifically in Raleigh, North Carolina, there have been record highs with tourism recently which leads to increased risk of bed bugs in hotels.
If you have found bed bugs in your hotel, here are the steps that Bed Bug Law recommends you take:
Confirming You Found Bed Bugs in Your Raleigh, North Carolina Hotel
Bed bugs love to hide in 2 places – dark, unlit areas and mattresses. The absolute first step you want to before going into your hotel room is leave your luggage in the lobby while you do an inspection. Next, strip every linen, mattress cover and any other protective material from the bed and place it on the floor. Familiarize yourself with the diagram listed below to help you identify the bed bugs –
Finally, get a flashlight (or use the flashlight function of you cellphone) and shine a line in and around the bed and mattress. If you see insects that look similar to those in the diagram listed above, or if you see dark brownish spots on the bed, you have found traces of bed bugs in your Raleigh, North Carolina hotel room!
You will also want to check any dark or unlit areas in the room like behind picture frames and other art, bed bugs can hide there too.
Gathering Evidence of the Bed Bugs
Next, you’ll want to gather evidence to prove your case. If you have secure containers or baggies, attempt to capture the bed bugs and store them. Then, use your cell phone to take pictures and videos of any bed bugs.
After gathering your bed bug evidence, you’ll want to contact the management of your Raleigh, North Carolina hotel and notify them of the bed bug infestations you experienced. Make sure to take clear notes of whom you spoke to along with any other relevant information.
Contact a Raleigh, North Carolina Bed Bug Attorney
Bed Bug Law is a law firm serving those who have suffered as a result of bed bugs nationwide and in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you have suffered as a result of bed bug injuries while staying in a hotel, contact us by filling out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or by giving us a call at 855-533-5552 for a completely FREE consultation.
If we represent you in your case, we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.