Days Inn is one of the most well-known hotel chains in the United States, as part of the Wyndham Hotel Group based in New Jersey.
Like any other hotel chain in the U.S., Days Inn hotels are not impervious to bed bug infestations.
Why You Need to Check Days Inn Hotel Rooms for Bed Bug Infestations
Whenever you stay at a Days Inn hotel, one of the initial steps guests should take before settling in is to check the room for bed bugs. Guests can identify bed bugs through all stages of life from eggs to adults, and waste is normally still visible if the bed bugs themselves aren’t, as rust-colored spots that often appear on bed linens.
You can check the room thoroughly by first pulling back bed sheets and inspecting closely for signs of bed bugs in the seams along the mattress, beneath the mattress, along the baseboards, and on the other side of the headboard. They may also appear in furniture.
If you find any visible signs of a bed bug infestation present in the room, it’s important to notify management immediately, who can then resolve the issue and help you switch to a room devoid of an infestation.
When to File a Claim for Hotel Bed Bug Infestations
If you want to file a claim against a hotel upon suffering physical or emotional distress from bed bug bites, you need to be able to prove that the hotel staff’s negligence directly resulted in the infestation. Proof will consist of evidence that clearly indicates that your injuries resulted from negligence, which may include cases in which the owner was aware of the infestation but failed to take the action necessary to eliminate it.
Upon detecting any bed bug bites, take photographs of them along with other nearby evidence of a bed bug presence in the hotel room. It’s also important to document all of the medical care you receive, along with any lost wages due to missed work because of your injuries, and other evidence that can further prove that negligence caused the infestation.
Consult with a Bed Bug Bite Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
It can be difficult to prove that you have a bed bug bite case as the result of negligence at a Days Inn hotel, but you can determine if you have a viable case by consulting with an experienced and qualified bed bug lawyer to discuss your claim. Our team of attorneys will hear what you have to say, determine if there’s enough evidence available to back your claim, and inform you if you may be eligible for compensation.
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.