Sue for Bed Bug Bites in Hampton Inn
There are hundreds of Hampton Hotels around the world, and most of their visitors can expect the highest quality of service and impeccable rooms with astonishing views.
However, no matter how luxurious a hotel is, or how many stars it has, it’s not immune to bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs are annoying creatures that can find their way into any place and cause a great deal of trouble.
If the hotel management is negligent, if they don’t follow proper inspection protocols, or don’t have sufficient training, a bed bug infestation can easily go out of hand, causing you great discomfort at the very least.
Take a look at how to detect bed bugs in Hampton Hotels, and find out whether a bed bug lawyer can help you deal with the infestation.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small and flat insects that live off the blood of their hosts. They’re typically the size of small apple seeds but after a mean they do grow a bit larger into more of a rounded shape.
These creatures don’t fly, but instead crawl quickly on floors, walls, baseboards, and ceilings.
Female bed bugs can lay close to 600 eggs in their lifetimes, each about the size of a small speck of dust. Immature bed bugs shed their skin multiple times before they reach maturity and require multiple meals before each shedding.
Under the right conditions a bed bug can develop fully in about a month, giving way to three or more generations per year.
When do Bed Bugs Bite?
Bed bugs are mostly active at night and typically bite its victims while they’re asleep.
They feed by getting at the skin using saliva that contains a mild antiseptic (so its hosts do not feel pain when bitten).
Bed bugs saliva also contains an anticoagulant so that the blood doesn’t clot, giving them time for a full feeding (Usually from 3 – 10 minutes).
Most bites are painless, but later turn into welts that can be severely irritating. Unlike flea bites, bed bug bites can be found anywhere on the skin that was exposed to bed bugs.
They will typically show up in a random zig zag pattern in many areas throughout the body.
How to Check for Bed Bugs at Hampton Hotels
When you arrive at your hotel room, instead of unpacking and settling in immediately, you should first check whether your room’s infested with bed bugs. Here’s what you need to do:
Check the Room Thoroughly
If you want to have a peace of mind and a comfortable stay at the hotel, check your room thoroughly, top to bottom.
Look out for Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
You don’t have to get bitten by a bed bug to know that there’s an infestation, you can easily look for other signs.
Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye and they’re notoriously difficult to get a glimpse of simply because they move so fast.
If you cannot catch a live bug, you can look for evidence such as bed bug eggs or their waste.
Their waste is typically red or black in color, and it’ll appear as small ink spots all over the sheets or the mattress.
While their name would suggest otherwise, bed bugs aren’t found solely in beds. They like dark, warm places, and only avoid very smooth surfaces. So, when looking for bed bugs, check:
- All furniture
- Bedside tables
- Behind wallpapers and headboards
Primarily, you’ll want to take pictures of the infestation so that you’ll have the evidence you need if you decide to take legal action.
Secondly, you’ll want to notify management as quickly as possible. You should either demand to switch rooms, or better yet cancel your reservation and go to another hotel.
This way, you’ll ensure you don’t encounter another infestation in a different Hampton hotel room.
At this point you’re going to want to find a lawyer. People who try to sue for bed bug injuries themselves often don’t get anywhere and never receive the compensation that they deserve. A lawyer can help you navigate vague bed bug laws in order to prove hotel negligence.
Hotel owner/operators can go to great lengths to try and bury your case, but our experienced team of lawyers knows exactly what to do to provide maximum potential compensation.
Can a Bed Bug Lawyer Help You?
If you suffer bed bug bites at Hampton Hotels, it’s best to consult with bed bug injury team to see whether you can take legal action.
We potentially may be able to help you get reparations, or monetary compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages if you had to take time off work to deal with the infestation and more.
Get in touch today to check whether you have a viable case.
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