Arizona Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases
Are you a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning in Arizona? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. If you’re exposed to carbon monoxide, it can cause lifelong disability or even death.
That’s why it’s known as the “silent killer.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 400 people in the United States die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning that’s not linked to fires. Additionally, more than 100,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 14,000 are hospitalized.
Carbon monoxide poisoning causes pain and suffering and can rack up expensive medical bills. If you’re a victim, however, you don’t have to navigate the aftermath alone. You may be entitled to compensation. Arizona personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have worked on countless successful carbon monoxide poisoning cases. Here are some tips for filing a lawsuit:Understand What Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is
Carbon monoxide (CO) is found in fumes that are produced from burning fuels. These fuels are found in cars, trucks, stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and more. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when humans or animals breathe in too much carbon monoxide at one time, or small amounts over an extended period of time.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur in a home you own, an apartment or house you rent, a workplace, and more. Many carbon monoxide poisoning cases that result in death occur while people are sleeping or intoxicated.Know the Symptoms
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often described as “flu-like” and include:
- Chest pain
People use appliances that produce carbon monoxide every day, including stoves, furnaces, cars, and more. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when the equipment is faulty, installed improperly, or wasn’t maintained. That’s often because a property manager, landlord, boss, or manufacturer was negligent.
Do you know the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning? It can be difficult to know and prove. Arizona carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation of your case to discover and prove the cause of your poisoning.Know Your Rights
If you are a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, you may not be at fault. If you suspect or know your carbon monoxide poisoning occurred from a rental unit, a workplace, a broken appliance, or an appliance that was installed incorrectly, you have rights.
Both federal and state laws protect renters, workers, and consumers. An attorney can help you better understand your rights and fight for you. Check out Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to learn more about how our professionals will work with you on your case.Keep Records
If you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, keep records of any medical bills; receipts of faulty appliances; invoices from installation; communication you may have already had with a landlord, boss, or manufacturer; and more. These records can be used as evidence for your case.Do Not Wait to File a Claim
Arizona has statute of limitation laws, which are laws that set a maximum amount of time parties have to file a lawsuit. Carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits are often classified as a “personal injury lawsuit.” The statute of limitations for a carbon monoxide poisoning case is two years from the date of your poisoning.Contact an Experienced Lawyer | Free Case Review at Carabin Shaw
Carbon monoxide poisoning cases are complex, and laws and regulations can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. We’re here to help you. We have handled countless Arizona carbon monoxide poisoning cases resulting in compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and more.
We offer a free case review / initial consultation. Someone is available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking staff are available. Call toll-free: 800-862-1260