If I recently stayed at a hotel and woke up with bed bugs crawling on me. I left and had to throw away some personal items, can I sue for the loss?

I threw away my luggage, briefcase and clothes to avoid bringing the bugs in my house.

Asked on July 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written about the bed bug infestation you would have a legal and factual basis for a small claims court case against the hotel for damages which would be the fair market value of the items that you had to discard.

The issue I see is you documenting the bed bug problem with the hotel and being able to prove the fair market value of the items you discarded with receipts, credit card invoices and the like.

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