CALL FOR A LEGAL CONSULTATION(410) 583-8000

Super 8 Hotel Bed Bug Attorneys

As Featured In

whitney llp seen on the sun
whitney llp seen on the washington post
whitney llp seen on cbs
whitney llp seen on abc7
whitney llp seen in super lawyers

As Featured In

whitney llp seen on wbaltv
whitney llp seen on nbc news
whitney llp seen on daily news
whitney llp seen on the sun
whitney llp seen on huffington post

FREE CASE EVALUATION

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

All Super 8 hotels and motels are legally required to provide patrons with safe accommodations that comply with health and building code.  When a hotel rents a room with a history of bed bug infestations, and the guest is bitten and/or suffers property damage as a result, the hotel can potentially be held liable for violating its legal “duty of care” to the customer.  This means the hotel can potentially be held responsible for compensating property replacement, medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering stemming from your personal injury.

If you were bitten by bed bugs while staying at a Super 8 hotel anywhere in the United States, or if you had to replace personal property after the hotel bed bug infestation spread to your home or apartment, the hotel bed bug lawyers of Whitney, LLP may be able to help.  Our aggressive attorneys have years of experience litigating a wide variety of bed bug claims stemming from hotel negligence, and will guide you through each and every stage of your case while fighting tirelessly on your behalf.

To arrange for a free and private case evaluation, call our law offices right away at (410) 583-8000.

Super 8 Motel Hotel - Super 8 Hotel Bed Bug Attorneys

Filing an Injury Claim Against Super 8 Hotels

Once known as Super 8 Motels, this popular brand been renamed to Super 8 Worldwide. Super 8 Worldwide is a budget brand in the Wyndham Hotel Group family, which is owned by the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Wyndham maintains and operates more than 2,000 Super 8 hotels around the globe, with locations in hundreds of U.S. towns and cities including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, and New Orleans.

While Super 8 has a widespread presence throughout the United States, its parent brand, Wyndham Hotel Group, maintains corporate headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey. This means that New Jersey may have jurisdiction over any legal actions against Super 8. Therefore, plaintiffs may be able to bring claims in New Jersey no matter where the Super 8 visit occurred.  Attorney Daniel W. Whitney, Jr. of Whitney, LLP is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey.

How to Identify Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites bear a similar appearance to mosquito bites, spider bites, and flea bites. So how can you tell them apart? Consider the following characteristics:

  • Bites tend to appear in concentrated clusters or rows in the area where the specimen latched onto the victim.  If bites are few and far between, the culprit may be a different type of bug or insect.
  • Bites appear pink in color with a small darker spot toward the center.
  • Bites are medium-sized, generally about 3/8” to half an inch across, and may be slightly raised or swollen like a welt.
  • Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal, and do most of their feeding at night. Therefore, most bites appear on areas which are exposed while the victim sleeps, such as the face, hands, and neck.  However, it is important to bear in mind that, while uncommon, daytime bites are still a possibility.  Bite victims should not rule out bedbugs simply because they were bitten during daylight hours or while they were awake.

The desk clerk should inform you about the room’s insect history upon request.  However, other warning signs that bed bugs may be present include:

  • A strong, musty odor.  Some sources describe this odor as being sweet, while others say it is similar to the cooking spice coriander.
  • Tiny brown or black spots on your bedding indicate an infested mattress.  These spots are fecal stains left behind by digested blood meals.
  • Blood stains on the mattress or bedding materials, which are caused by bugs being squashed.

While learning how to identify the source of your bites can be a helpful first step toward receiving treatment, you should consult with a licensed healthcare professional as soon as possible. Even a small number of bites can expose victims to serious health risks, and delaying seeking expert medical advice can increase your risk of suffering from major health complications.

Super 8 Motel - Super 8 Hotel Bed Bug Attorneys

Medical Problems and Health Risks

Bed bug bites can cause a wide range of significant medical issues, some of which can even be fatal if left untreated. Some health risks associated with bed bug bites include, but are not limited to, the following conditions:

  • Anaphylactic Shock
    Most commonly associated with bee stings, anaphylactic shock or anaphylaxis is an extremely serious allergic reaction which can be fatal without rapid intervention.  Warning signs of anaphylaxis include dizziness, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and a faint or weak pulse.
  • Chagas Disease
    Chagas Disease is increasingly prevalent in the United States, with about 300,000 U.S. infections currently known to the CDC.  The effects of Chagas Disease may lie dormant for years or even entire decades, until the victim begins to experience serious health problems caused by enlargement of the heart, colon, or esophagus.  Chagas Disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, which can spread from bed bug carriers to human beings.
  • Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver, which is responsible for managing metabolism, digestion, and detoxification.  Even in “mild” cases, hepatitis B victims can still take up to a year to fully recover.  In more severe cases, victims may suffer permanent liver damage necessitating eventual organ transplant.
  • Impetigo
    Impetigo is an extremely contagious skin infection which results in painful facial sores.  These sores eventually burst and crust over, turning brown and yellow in color.  Because impetigo is so contagious (even earning the nickname “school sores” for its ability to spread rapidly among schoolchildren), infected employees may have to miss work and lose income.  Impetigo can also lead to secondary infections of the skin and/or hair, known as:
    • Cellulitis
    • Eczematoid Dermatitis
    • Folliculitis

If you were a victim of bed bug bites while staying at an infested Super 8 motel or hotel, or if you had to replace costly personal property after returning home from your trip, you may be able to recover significant compensation.  To begin discussing your options in a free and completely confidential legal consultation, call the law offices of Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 today.  While our law offices are located in Towson, MD, our attorneys are prepared to handle claims arising from hotel negligence throughout the United States.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“When others did not want to take my case Whitney, LLP was willing. Dan was very very patient with me and his communication was always on point no matter how he reached out. He helped me and my family start our lives all over, I thank him so much.”

– Client

Read More Testimonials

“I would definitely recommend this firm. I contacted them just to get some insight and I was informed that I indeed had a case, and they won! Any questions or concerns I had were answered and explained clearly. They were very kind and informative throughout the whole process. I am very grateful that I stumbled across their page, it has changed my life. Thank you.”

– Client

Read More Testimonials

GET YOUR LEGAL CONSULTATION

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Articles

House Flipper Hidden Defect $90,000 Settlement
House Flipper Hidden Defect $90,000 Settlement

A house flipper in Middle River, Maryland paid $90,000 after he did not pull permits and hid water intrusion and structural damage.  Whitney, LLP was hired by the home buyers to provide representation after our clients moved in and immediately began experiencing...

First Time Homebuyers Recover $112,000
First Time Homebuyers Recover $112,000

Whitney, LLP obtained a $112,000 settlement on behalf Maryland first time homebuyers who decided to sue their real estate agent after discovering termite damage to their home five years after closing.  First time home buyers rely heavily on their real estate agents to...

Falsely Accused of Shoplifting – $50,000 Settlement
Falsely Accused of Shoplifting – $50,000 Settlement

A young Black man hired Whitney, LLP and recovered $50,000 after being falsely accused of shoplifting and subjected to racial profiling.  In this case, a young Black man went to a Maryland shopping center and purchased a item.  As he left the store carrying the item,...

CONTACT US

WHITNEY, LLP
409 Washington Ave,
Suite 750
Towson, MD 21204
P: (410) 583-8000
F: (800) 893-1239

Disclaimer

An attorney-client relationship is created only once a representation agreement is signed. Prior results are not a guarantee of future results, and all cases are different. This website does not provide legal advice.

ABOUT

Whitney, LLP fights for the injured and deceived. We offer legal consultations.

Connect

© Whitney, LLP | Sitemap | Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Call Now Button