Best Western is known as one of the largest and most reputable hotel chains across the globe, and is based in the U.S.
Despite the chain’s recognition and reputation, bed bug bite infestations can occur at any Best Western location. Guests could suffer from bed bug bites at Best Western hotels as a result of hotel staff or management negligence, so it’s important to know what to look for when staying at a Best Western hotel as well as when to file a claim for bed bug bites.
Bed bug infestations could develop at any hotel, so it’s important to check your room before settling in for your stay; bed bugs can come from very specific places. You should be able to spot bed bugs throughout every stage of their lives from egg to adult, and even if you can’t find live specimens, you may be able to find evidence of a recent infestation in the form of red-colored waste deposits they often leave behind.
You can find evidence of infestations by checking bedsheets, in mattress seams, beneath the mattress, and behind headboards or baseboards. You may also find them hiding inside the crevices of furniture, such as furniture joints. As soon as you spot any evidence of an infestation, notify hotel staff immediately. You may be able to switch to another room in another uninfested area of the hotel if you are unable to check in at another hotel.
If you want to file a claim against a Best Western hotel after suffering from bites resulting from an infestation, you’ll be required to provide proof of staff and management negligence resulting in the infestation. This will include any proof that the bites sustained resulted from staff’s negligence, which often involves management who were made aware of the infestation but took insufficient steps to mitigate it.
If you have sustained bed bug bites, take photographs or record video footage of the injuries along with the hotel room in which you were bitten. It’s also important to document all medical treatment you received, wages lost due to time off work, the time spent off work, and other pertinent information regarding the infestation and your injuries.
How to Find Out if You Have a Case with the Help of a Bed Bug Bite Lawyer
While it may be a challenge to determine if you have a viable bed bug bite case for which you are eligible to receive compensation, you can consult with an attorney to discuss your claim. Our attorneys will be able to determine if your case is worth pursuing and will review any of the evidence you gather to decide whether or not to provide representation. If we decide that you have a good case, we’ll work with you to help recover compensation for monetary and non-monetary damages.