Chula Vista California - Travelers Inn Woodlawn Avenue
We had to rent a weekly motel due to our affordable apartment not being ready in time.
II started to get back rashes and small bites, and I contacted the manager and she said it was not their fault, that it must of been our pet small birds,
I said we have had them for 7 years and never had nothing like that.
The hospital doctor stated it was not the birds, that bed bugs bite humans. Then I had to go to the hospital, then my kids and wife.
We then moved to another room, but the same thing happened. This time they treated with heat, bit they came back.
This time we got bites 4 times the size of a medium mosquito bite, on me and our kids.
The managers response was to terminate our tenancy, after the local code enforcement came by, but did she care about our condition?
We are reasonable people, but this place is a flea bed bug trap.
We guess we are now going to sue the motel and its owners not only for us, but other victims should also.
Editor Comment - Bed Bugs in Motel Room
I'm not a lawyer, but I can try to offer some general guidance on what you could potentially do in this situation. Keep in mind that it's important to consult with a legal professional for specific advice related to your case.
Document everything: Be sure to keep detailed records of all incidents, including dates, times, and photographs of the bites and rashes. You should also keep a record of any communication you have had with
the motel management.
Contact local authorities: If you haven't already, consider reporting the issue to the local health department or code enforcement agency. They may be able to provide additional guidance and potentially take action against the motel.
Consult with a lawyer: Speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury or tenant rights. They can help you determine whether you have a strong case and advise you on the best course of action.
Gather evidence: Collect any medical records, bills, or other documentation that supports your claim. This could include hospital visits, doctor's notes, and any expenses incurred as a result of the bed bug infestation.
Speak with other tenants: If you suspect that other guests at the motel have experienced similar issues, you may want to reach out to them. They could potentially serve as witnesses or join you in a lawsuit.
Consider mediation or negotiation: Before going to court, you might try to resolve the issue through mediation or negotiation. This could involve working with the motel management to come to a mutual agreement, such as compensation for your medical expenses and any costs incurred as a result of moving to a new accommodation.
File a lawsuit: If negotiation or mediation is unsuccessful, you may decide to file a lawsuit against the motel and its owners. Your attorney will guide you through this process and help you present a strong case in court.
Remember that each case is unique, and the best course of action will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation. Consult with a legal professional for tailored advice.
Editor and Publisher
Bed Bugs Handbook