BED BUGS

You can be compensated for bed bug bites!  There are countless stories where a person complains to the hotel manager about a horrible encounter, shows the staff on duty his or her injuries, and perhaps even the actual bed bugs, and then the person storms away from the hotel after maybe getting reimbursed for a night's stay.  Or not being reimbursed at all.  However, you can be compensated for your injuries.  Bed bug attacks are on the rise across the United States and in the Southeast, to include Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.  If you have been bitten by bed bugs in a hotel or apartment complex, you may have claim.  You can receive compensation for pain and suffering, potential permanent marks on skin from the bites, time off from work for treatment/loss wages, and mental anguish.  If you have been bitten by bed bugs anywhere in the United States, then contact us immediately at (615) 243-2118 for a consultation.  If you are not aware of any bed bug lawyers in your region of the country, then call us.  We can refer and/or partner with the right attorney to assist you with your claim.  Let us walk you through the process.

 

You should be compensated for your injuries in addition to reimbursement for your hotel stay. Most people walk away only with a free night’s stay, but it turns out costing you time for going to the doctor, time and energy ensuring you don’t bring these critters into your home, frustration from pain and discomfort, mental distress and at worst, permanent scarring on your body. While there may be tale-tell signs for identifying bed bug bites, they do not all look alike. In fact, it may depend upon your reaction to the skin trauma and whether you are allergic. This picture below is an example of a bed bug injury. This claim settled for $ call us to find out.

 
 

The next group of pictures below shows an individual who was bitten by bed bugs and fleas during a hotel stay.  The other person (pictures not shown) had very minor injuries, but was also bitten by bedbugs. The couple settled their claims for $ call us to find out.  Do not settle for only a free night’s stay. Call us now.

 
 
 

FAQS - BED BUGS

CAN I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR BED BUG BITES IN MY HOTEL ROOM?

Yes, if you can prove that you were in fact bitten.  Pictures of your injuries, of the room where you were bitten and when possible, of the actual bed bugs are critical.  Many people are not even aware that they can be compensated for pain and suffering from bed bug bites.  Don't settle for reimbursement of your hotel room costs only.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM BITTEN BY BED BUGS DURING MY HOTEL STAY?

Seek medical attention immediately.  You may have an allergic reaction, so go to the doctor.  Explain what happened in detail to the best of your ability.  Be sure to show the doctor a picture of your bug attacker.  And request that the medical provider take pictures of your injuries.  There are articles on the internet stating that some people may sustain bites, but have no reaction to the bites.

WHO SHOULD I NOTIFY IF BITTEN?

After taking care of yourself by seeking treatment and securing your personal belongings, such as luggage and clothes, then notify hotel management.  Get this person's name, title/position and make a note of the date and time of your encounter.  Ask for a business card.  Request an inspection of your room and the results/findings in writing.  When applicable, contact the local health department and they will often inspect the hotel at your request based solely on your complaint.  Contact me at any point if you have questions or need guidance.

WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR BED BUG BITES/INJURIES?

You would have only one year from the day of the incident in Tennessee within which to file a lawsuit against the hotel or landlord for personal injury damages.  In the meantime, we will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the hotel or landlord involved in your claim.  The statute of limitations in Florida is four years, and in Georgia it is two years.

CAN BED BUGS TRAVEL FROM ROOM TO ROOM?

Yes.  Bed bugs can be in a room where there is a host (YOU) on one night, and travel through walls to an adjoining room to feed on your neighbor in the hotel room next door the following eve.

HOW LONG DO BED BUGS STAY DORMANT?

Bed bugs are resilient to cold temperatures and adults may survive for up to a year without feeding and nymphs up to three months without taking a blood meal, according to Orkin.

WHAT IS A NYMPH?

Young bed bugs (also called nymphs), in general, are smaller, translucent or whitish-yellow in color; and if not recently fed, can be nearly invisible to the naked eye because of coloring and size.

https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/bed-bugs-appearance-and-life-cycle

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M BITTEN IN A HOTEL ROOM THAT HAD A PREVIOUS COMPLAINT OF BED BUGS, AND IT IS LATER DISCOVERED THAT THE ROOM WAS RENTED TO ME BEFORE A REINSPECTION?

The hotel may be liable, and could possibly face punitive damages.  An expert based in Wisconsin has explained that if pests are found, the rooms need to be treated and reinspected and kept off the market until inspection shows that the pests appear to be eliminated. -- Ted Snyder, Board Certified Entomologist

 

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