In Florida, if you're a victim of bed bugs in a hotel, you have several legal options and remedies:

  1. Report the Incident: Immediately inform the hotel management about the bed bugs and document the infestation with photos or videos.

  2. Medical Treatment: If you've suffered bites or an allergic reaction, seek medical treatment and keep all records of the treatment and expenses.

  3. Florida Law on Hotel Liability: Florida law requires hotels to provide guests with a clean, safe, and habitable environment. This includes keeping the premises free from bed bug infestations. If a hotel fails in this duty, it may be liable for any damages suffered by guests.

  4. Gather Evidence: Collect evidence of the infestation and any resulting damages. This can include photos of the bed bugs, your bites, and receipts for all related expenses.

  5. Seek Legal Advice: Consult a personal injury lawyer, particularly one with experience in bed bug cases in Florida. They can advise you on the strength of your case and the potential for compensation.

  6. Compensation: You may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, personal property damage, emotional distress, and any costs incurred due to bringing the infestation into your home.

  7. Report to Health Departments: File a complaint with the local health department. They can investigate the hotel for health code violations and take necessary actions.

  8. Insurance Claims: If you have travel insurance, check if it covers incidents like bed bug infestations.

Remember, specific legal options and the likelihood of successful compensation can vary depending on the details of your situation and the extent of your damages. Consulting with a lawyer is advisable to understand your rights and options under Florida law.

You can reach Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected] or by text at (305) 929-8935.

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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