$15,000.00 for Victim of Bed Bug Bites at New York Hotel
A New York City Hilton guest was given a room with an ongoing bed bug infestation. After only a few nights at the hotel, the guest sustained several bed bug bites. In addition to physical injuries, the guest incurred medical expenses and had to discard of her luggage.
The hotel guest contacted Attorney Kley for representation. Shortly thereafter, we were in communication with Hilton’s insurance carrier and within a few months of negotiations, secured a $15,000.00 settlement for the hotel guest’s bed bug injuries.
Over $20,000.00 Recovered for Mother and Son Injured by Bed Bugs at Tennessee Cabin
During the first night at a cabin outside Knoxville, Tennessee, a mother and son encountered a bed bug infestation. In the middle of the night the mother was awaken by her crying son. After turning on the lights and pulling back the covers, the mother discovered several bed bugs and immediately removed her son from the infested room. After collecting several bed bugs in a bag to show the front desk, the mother reported the infestation and checked out.
The mother and son suffered numerous bites and welts from the infestation and underwent medical treatments for their injuries. After the mother and son entered into an attorney-client relationship, Attorney Kley immediately went to work on drafting a demand for their injuries. After several negations with the insurance carrier for the cabin, Kley Law, P.A.’s bed bug attorneys successfully negotiated a settlement in excess of $20,000.00 for the mother and son.
$15,000.00 Recovery for Victim’s Psychological Injuries After Encountering Bed Bug Infestation
Bed bug can cause its’ victims severe psychological issues, including anxiety and loss of sleep. It is not uncommon for victims to experience psychological trauma related to the thought of bed bugs crawling all over them as they sleep at night. However, it can be difficult to recover psychological damages without documented proof the condition exists.
A client of Kley Law who encountered a bed bug infestation at a South Carolina hotel suffered loss of sleep and anxiety for several months after the incident. Although the client never underwent medical treatment for his psychological injuries, Kley Law was able to successfully argue on his behalf and recover $15,000.00 for his injuries.
Attorney Kley Turns Insurance Claim Denial into Favorable Settlement for Clients
A family stayed at a South Carolina hotel and woke up the next day to a bed bug infestation. Initially, the family received a claim denial from the insurance carrier for the hotel. The hotel’s insurance carrier made arguments similar to ones Attorney Kley has heard several times throughout her career; the hotel’s infested condition was not caused by negligence and the hotel did not have notice of any previous bed bug infestations at the property.
Attorney Kley successfully argued the numerous reasons the hotel acted negligently by failing to prevent and treat bed bug infestations on the property. Additionally, Attorney Kley was able to establish the bed bug infestation present at the hotel was indicative of a long term infestation. After only one negotiation Attorney Kley was able to overturn the claim denial and secure a confidential, large five figure settlement for the family.
$45,000.00 Recovered for Guests of Massachusetts Resort
It took several days after checking out of a Massachusetts resort before the resort guests realized they had come in contact with an infestation during their stay. It is common for bed bug bites and welts to take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to surface.By the time the guests had developedbites and welts and were diagnosed by a treating physician, they had already returned home with their luggage taken to the resort.
The insurance carrier for the property attempted to argue the guests had brought the infestation with them to the resort. However, having extensive experience representing bed bug victims, Attorney Kley knew other individuals had been injured by bed bugs at the same resort and was able to successfully argue the existence of a long term bed bug treatment problem at the resort. After a few negotiations, Attorney Kley was able to successfully secure over $45,000.00 for the resort guests.