Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Texas - Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention Tips
For many personal injuries in Texas, you can quickly identify what caused the injury and who is at-fault very quickly. However, there are some cases where even discovering what caused the injuries in the first place is difficult. Carbon monoxide poisoning in Texas is one such danger. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or color, meaning it cannot be detected by human senses. This undetectable nature is why the gas is sometimes called the silent killer.
If you or your family have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning then the experienced attorneys at Carabin Shaw will help you seek any and all compensation you are owed from the at-fault parties. If you have recently been exposed to carbon monoxide, you may be unsure as to what your next best steps are. At Carabin Shaw, we offer free case review / initial consultation to make sure that you have access to the most important information, without money serving as a barrier.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Causes
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is produced whenever a material burns. In home appliances, partially burned fuel is a common course of carbon monoxide leaks. Water heaters, clothes dryers, ovens, stoves, and fireplaces are only a few of the common home appliances that can become deadly.
Liability for the injuries you have suffered can depend on how carbon monoxide was introduced into your home. With faulty appliances, the seller or maker of the appliance may be identified as at-fault for your injuries. Working with expert Texas carbon monoxide attorneys at Carabin Shaw means hiring an experienced lawyer with the resources and tools necessary to ensure that you have your strongest possible case.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms
Carbon monoxide is not only impossible to detect with human senses, it is also difficult to identify through symptoms alone. Initial symptoms of carbon monoxide are almost flu-like in nature. These symptoms are caused as carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in the blood, reducing the amount of oxygen that reaches vital organs. Early symptoms can include
- Headache and dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Drowsiness or fainting
Early symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure are often overlooked, meaning that victims don’t seek help until more extreme symptoms have developed. Regardless of how extreme your injuries are, Carabin Shaw’s carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers in Texas will help you to fight for the settlement you and your loved ones are due. More extreme symptoms of carbon monoxide can include
- Permanent lung damage
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
And other long term health complications. The attorneys at Carabin Shaw have decades of experience helping the victims of personal injuries, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, fight for the rightful compensation that they deserve. Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews for more information.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
In many cases, when another person or business is responsible for your injuries, there is little you can do to prevent that harm from happening. However, you can limit the risks of carbon monoxide exposure by taking certain precautions.
- Never burn fuel in an unventilated space.
- Ensure that your carbon monoxide detector is functioning and well maintained.
Note: If you rent your home, it is often the responsibility of a landlord to maintain a carbon monoxide detector. If they do not, they may be liable for your injuries.
- Make sure that chimneys and vents are not blocked during remodeling.
- Ensure that your fireplaces are well-maintained and in good condition.
Even if you take any and all steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, it may still occur. In that case, top Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw are ready to make sure that you receive your maximum possible compensation.
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