Bitten By Bed Bugs During A Stay At A Florida Hotel?
Have you recently spent a night in a Florida hotel and experienced a bed bug infestation? This is not only an unpleasant experience; it can cause damage to property, as well as personal injury and disease. It is also something that hotel managers have a responsibility to prevent through proactive means. They have a burden of care to provide safe, clean, sanitary accommodations for their guests. Since bed bugs can take up residence anywhere, preventing an infestation is not a simple matter of keeping rooms clean. Hotels need to take active steps to inspect for bed bugs and root them out. If you are bitten by bed bugs, it means that your hosts have not taken the necessary care. If the hotel does not admit its mistake and offers you compensation, you should speak to a bed bug lawyer and take legal action.
What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By Bed Bugs In A Florida Hotel
As soon as you notice the presence of bed bugs, you should notify hotel management immediately. Before you do so, take photos of every sign you can find of bed bugs – bites, signs of nesting in bedding, clothing, furniture, etc., and the bugs themselves if you can find them. The hotel should offer you an immediate change in accommodation if you are staying for multiple nights, as well as compensation for any damages. Give them the benefit of the doubt and allow them to make up for the situation. The hotel needs to issue a written report after inspecting your room in response to your complaint. Make sure you get a copy of that report.
If the hotel does not cooperate and offer to make amends, take all your photos, as well as the hotel’s report and a medical report, to a bed bug lawyer, who will help you build a case to take legal action against the hotel. You are entitled to sue for damages under these circumstances, and a personal injury lawyer will help you do that.
The Beregovich Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices in Miami, and Orlando, FL. We have recovered millions in damages across a multitude of personal injury cases, including bed bug bites. If you have had one of these unpleasant experiences as a hotel guest, book a consultation and speak to one of our bed bug lawyers.