Our client, a single male traveled to Austin, Texas for a business trip. At check in our client did not check the room and mattress for evidence of bed bugs. After his first night, he had multiple bite marks on his arms and legs. After the second night, the bites had swelled and were so painful that he sought medical treatment. The emergency room staff saw the bite mark pattern and believed it was from bed bugs.
What to do if you think there are bed bugs in your Austin Texas hotel room
After returning to the room, our client searched the bed sheets and under the mattress. There were live bugs present and black fecal spotting on the box spring. After taking several photos, our client complained to management who denied the problem. Our client immediately checked out of the hotel and sought a new hotel for the night before he flew home. Our client visited www.bedbuglaw.com and filled out the “do I have a case” form, uploaded his photos and contacted our office.
After a brief consultation, our client discarded his suitcase, took his clothing to the nearest laundromat and placed the clothes in a high heat dryer to kill potential bed bugs and eggs.
Returning home after an Austin Texas bed bug attack
After he had returned home, our client followed our advice and did not bring his belongings back into his home, but rather left everything outside in a plastic bag in the sun to kill any remaining bugs. After a day in the sun, the items were brought immediately to the washing machine where they were thoroughly cleaned in hot water, and placed in a hot dryer yet again. More pictures of the bites were taken, and the local Department of Health was contacted.
Unfortunately for us, the health department did not visit the hotel for several weeks, thus preventing neutral third party confirmation of bed bugs in the Texas hotel. Regardless of the lack of confirmation, the photos and videos of the bugs in the room satisfied the insurance company that the bugs were in the room.
Austin Texas Bed Bug Injury Settlement
After months of investigation and negotiation, the team here at www.bedbuglaw.com were able to achieve a settlement of over $10,000.00 for our client. This sum covered medical expenses, property damage and bodily injury. Thankfully our client did not have permanent scars to his body.
Austin Texas hotels are a very common place for travelers to be attacked by bed bugs. Contact the team at www.bedbuglaw.com or visit www.bedbuglaw.com/do-i-have-a-case fill out the form and upload your photos for a free case evaluation.