Shilo Inns is a reputable hotel chain with a number of locations mostly along the west coast of the U.S. and is one of the largest independently owned and operated chains on the west coast.
Despite its reputation, Shilo Inns, like any other hotel chain, aren’t immune to bed bug infestations. Bed bugs can thrive anywhere, and Shilo Inns are no exception. These pests can severely hinder your travels and are the source of inconvenience for many travelers. They can also result from negligence in any location.
Bed bug infestations in Shilo Inns hotels are frequently the result of negligent hotel management or improper staff training.
With the help of our bed bug injury attorneys, you may be able to recover compensation for any injuries or losses endured because of an infestation resulting from hotel negligence. However, there are certain tips to keep in mind to avoid an infestation before it has a chance to start.
Checking for Bed Bugs in Shilo Inns Hotel Rooms
Before you settle into your hotel room, it’s important to perform an initial check for bed bugs. This will help you avoid any potential infestations from the start. You can spot bed bugs at every stage of their lifecycle, from eggs to fully grown adults. Even if they aren’t physically present, you may observe signs of their presence in the form of red-colored waste or black or brown spots that they leave behind.
The following are some specific steps to take to perform an initial room check when staying at a Shilo Inns hotel.
1. Inspect the Room Thoroughly Before Settling in
An infestation can be present at any hotel, regardless of its reputation. Make sure you check every location in the room where bed bugs might hide.
2. Look for Evidence of an Infestation
Make sure to check for any signs of bed bugs, including adults, eggs, or any waste left behind.
3. Inspect Locations in and Around the Bed
Before getting settled in, check the hot spots where bed bugs may hide, including in and around the bed. Common areas could include bed sheets, mattress seams, under the mattress, behind headboards and baseboards, and other areas such as couches and chairs or inside closets.
4. Notify Management
If you spot any signs of an infestation, take photographs and record videos that may be usable as evidence if you wish to build a case later, and then notify hotel management immediately. Once you’ve notified the right individuals, request to move to another room away from the infestation or consider visiting another hotel if necessary.
Determining if You Have a Case with a Bed Bug Lawyer
The best way to determine if you can file a Shilo Inns bed bug claim is to consult with an experienced attorney. A reliable lawyer will be able to assess your claim and help you determine if you have a viable case.
If you want to build a case and believe that negligence was the cause of an infestation resulting in monetary and non-monetary damages, make sure you document all evidence of the infestation along with lost wages or expenses regarding the infestation.
To learn about whether you have a case, consult with one of our attorneys by contacting us today.
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.