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Best Western Hotel Bed Bugs

With 4,195 locations, Best Western is a household name. You may even have stayed in one. Despite its good reputation, Best Western is not immune to bed bug infestations.

Many bed bug bite victims have suffered from infestations at Best Western hotels. This is often a result of insufficient inspection protocols and training. Along with general negligence on the part of staff and management at Best Western. With that in mind, it’s crucial to perform an initial check for bed bug infestation

Performing an Initial Check for Bed Bugs at a Best Western Hotel

Step 1: Inspect the room thoroughly before settling in for your stay.

Infestation can be present in any hotel, no matter the reputation. Be sure to check every inch of the room for bugs.

Step 2: Check for evidence of infestation.

You can see bed bugs at every stage of life. It’s essential to check for any signs of bed bugs. Check for eggs, live bugs, and any forms of waste left behind. You can recognize waste by look for red-colored spots left behind. If you find any evidence of an infestation, take photographs and video.

Step 3: Inspect specific locations

Do not settle in before checking the bed bug hot spots.

These common spots include:

  • bed sheets,
  • mattress seams,
  • under the mattress and box spring,
  • behind baseboards and headboards, and
  • all other furniture.

Step 4: If you find bed bugs, notify management

Look to book another room or check out of the hotel completely. If booking another room in the same hotel, be sure it’s in an uninfested part of the hotel. You’re better off booking a room in a different hotel. This way you’re guaranteed to be safe from infestation.

When You Should File a Claim for Bed Bugs in a Best Western

If you would like to file a claim against a Best Western hotel after suffering from bites from an infestation, you’ll need a few key things…

They are:

  • Proof

You will need to provide proof that the infestation was a result of the staff and management’s negligence. For example, management who were aware of the infestation but did not take steps to get rid of it

  • Photographs

The minute you discover bed bug bites, take photographs of them. Take photographs of any other evidence of infestation. This can be the most important aspect of proving your claim.

  • Documentation

Remember to document all:

  • information you have related to any hotel staff you speak with,
  • proof that you stayed at the property, such as receipt or invoice,
  • keep track of any medical care received,
  • lost wages,
  • time taken off from work for recovery, and
  • any other aspects of your injuries.

How to Determine if You Have a Case with a Bed Bug Bite Attorney

It isn’t always easy to prove negligence and file a successful claim. The only way to ensure you have a case is to consult with an experienced bed bug lawyer about your injuries. Our attorneys will listen to your story and take a close look at all available evidence. We will provide feedback if our office can provide you with legal representation.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. This firm handles claims nationwide on a pre-litigation basis only. Some attorneys are not licensed to practice in certain jurisdictions. Although most bed bug cases resolve without a lawsuit, should one need be filed in a jurisdiction the firm is not authorized to practice, our lawyers can work with local counsel upon the execution of a new agreement.