Carbon Monoxide Liability
Carbon monoxide—sometimes called “the silent killer” due to its lack of odor or color—sends 20,000 Americans to the emergency room every year. In the short term, breathing in carbon monoxide can cause nausea or confusion. But in the long term, the damage may be even worse—CO poisoning can result in permanent damage to the brain and heart. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide in El Paso on another person’s property or another person’s negligence played a role, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the liable party.
If you or a loved one have been affected by carbon monoxide, you are most likely wondering who can be held liable after CO exposure, and how should you choose the right El Paso carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer? If you’re looking for answers, our El Paso injury lawyers are here to help. Read on to learn more from our experts.The Basics of Carbon Monoxide Liability
The majority of carbon monoxide claims fall under premises liability law or products liability law. Premises liability claims involve cases where a person was injured due to a property owner’s failure to keep their property free of hazardous conditions or to alert visitors to hazards. Products liability claims, on the other hand, cover injuries caused by defective products that cause injury due to either a design or manufacturing defect. So what do these claims look like when it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning?
Some examples of premises liability carbon monoxide claims include:
- Being exposed to carbon monoxide after a landlord failed to maintain or repair appliances in a timely manner
- Being exposed to carbon monoxide in a rental property without a carbon monoxide detector
- Being exposed to carbon monoxide while at work due to unsafe conditions on the property
Examples of carbon monoxide poisoning that constitute grounds for a products liability claim include:
- Being exposed to carbon monoxide at home due to a defective carbon monoxide alarm
- Being exposed to carbon monoxide due to a malfunctioning or defective appliance, such as a heater or generator
If you’re unsure what caused your carbon monoxide poisoning but you suspect negligence may have played a role, the next step is to contact a qualified attorney in the state where the accident occurred. Your lawyer will conduct an investigation into your accident and help you determine what your legal options are so that you can decide how to proceed. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, one or more parties may be legally liable for your injuries, and you may be able to file a personal injury claim to collect damages.Do You Need a Lawyer in or Around El Paso? Call Carabin Shaw Today
If you or a loved one was wrongfully exposed to carbon monoxide, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim, which can help you recover damages for your losses. Our experts at Carabin Shaw are here to help you navigate the legal process so you can fully understand your rights and legal options.Free Case Review
Our attorneys have 200 years of combined legal experience and are specialists in handling Texas carbon monoxide poisoning cases. Since your initial consultation with our team is free and confidential, you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving us a call and finding out how we may be of service.
So reach out to Carabin Shaw’s El Paso office today at 915-779-2301 to receive your free consultation and case review with an expert El Paso carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer. Don’t wait—give our team a call and find out how our talented El Paso injury lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.