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What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten By Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a big problem! The extermination company, Orkin, has been releasing a bed bug report every year lately that lists the top 50 cities in the U.S. for bed bugs; Florida cities always make the list.

That’s troubling news considering how many tourists the state draws. There’s a good chance you could be at risk for bed bug bites any time you check into a resort, hotel, or motel and now, even private properties like those available through AirB&B and similar services.

There are some steps you can take to protect yourself from bed bug bites, but if you forget to inspect your hotel room or find yourself with bites anyway, here’s what to do.

What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By Bed Bugs

If you have been bitten by bed bugs at a Florida hotel, motel, resort, etc. you’ll want to document it. Upon discovery of the bugs or the bites, you should:

  1. Take Pictures of Your Room. Pay special attention to areas where bed bugs tend to live such as sheets and bedding, pillows, and carpeting. Look for areas of dust; that’s what bed bugs sometimes look like to the naked eye.
  2. Take Pictures of the Bites. If you have been bitten definitely get clear close-up and distance shots of the bites. Take them over several days as the bites develop and change.
  3. Notify the Hotel. If you think there are bed bugs in your room, let the hotel know right away. If you don’t discover bites until after you check out, call the hotel and tell them anyway. The hotel should have the room inspected and a report compiled. Ask for a copy of the report for your records.
  4. See a Doctor. Getting an accurate diagnosis is crucial to your recovery. Retain copies of the diagnosis as well as any medications that have been prescribed (Rx or OTC). Do this for every doctor you see whether they are a family practice, dermatologist, allergist or mental health professional.
  5. Contact the County Health Department. You should let the county health department know when and where you were been bitten. They will do an inspection and make their own report. Ask for a copy of this report as well.
  6. Meet with a Florida Bed Bug Lawyer. If you have suffered bed bug bites in a Florida hotel, motel or the like, contact The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or by emailing us at info@beregovichlaw.com to arrange a free, no obligation consultation of your situation.
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When Negligence Leads To Day Care Accidents

It is normal for children to get bumps and bruises from time to time. But it’s another thing entirely for a child to be injured due to a caregiver’s negligence, which we are seeing more and more frequently in the form of day care accidents.

Despite the rules and regulations governing day care operations, day care accidents are on the rise in Florida and around the country. They stem from issues related to inadequate staffing and poorly trained staff to dangerous conditions – all of which may be considered negligence on the part of the day care operator. If it turns out that negligence did play a part in your child’s accident, you should contact a personal injury or day care accident attorney right away to determine your legal options.

Addressing Day Care Negligence In Court

The injuries that arise due to day care negligence range from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones, internal injuries, and in extreme circumstances, death. The incident can leave physical and emotional damage from which children and their families struggle to recover. One step in such recovery for many families is to pursue action in court.

There are many reasons why Florida parents choose to file lawsuits when day care accidents occur.

  • Compensation. Many families need help paying for the child’s medical treatment and recovery. Recovered compensation can help cover medical bills, lost wages due to caring for the injured child, and caregiving costs that resulted from the injury.
  • Awareness. No family every wants another to go through a similar situation. For some, pursuing the truth in court is a way to prove that the facility or operator was negligent so that other families are made aware of the situation.
  • Protection. Again, families of injured children don’t want to see the same thing happen again. By taking a day care to court, they can force the owners to make changes to their operations to help prevent future incidents.

Receive Advice On Day Care Accidents From The Beregovich Law Firm

If your child has been injured in a day care accident, contact The Beregovich Law Firm to discuss the situation and determine if negligence played a part in the injury. We offer free consultations so you can explore your options with no risk. Call our office at (800) 631-9009 or email info@beregovichlaw.com to schedule a consultation.