Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Premises Liability
Most people know that carbon monoxide is dangerous, but this colorless, odorless substance is far more dangerous than many people realize. Because carbon monoxide is produced by all fuel burning appliances and is impossible to detect in the air, leaks kill hundreds of Americans each year and send 20,000 people to the emergency room annually. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide in New Orleans and suffered injuries as a result, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the liable party.
But who can be held legally responsible for CO exposure? And how should you choose the right carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in New Orleans? If you’re looking for answers, our experts are here to guide you and offer some advice. Read on to learn the basics of CO liability claims and find out how to consult a qualified New Orleans personal injury attorney for free.Most Common Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur for many different reasons and can happen very quickly. Common causes include:
- Blocked vents or chimneys
- Improperly maintained or defective appliances
- Using outdoor appliances (such as barbecue grills) indoors
- Working with solvents (paint and varnish removers) in enclosed areas
- Running cars in attached garages
- And more
According to premises liability law, property owners have a legal duty of care to protect guests and visitors to their property from harm or injury—and this includes exposure to deadly gases like carbon monoxide. As of 2011, Louisiana law requires that carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in all newly-constructed one- or two-story family dwellings and in townhomes no more than three stories tall. Additionally, the fire marshall in Louisiana has the authority to require owners of hotels to install CO alarms if a carbon monoxide source poses a potential threat.
If you were exposed to carbon monoxide while on another person’s property—whether in a rental property, a hotel, or at a business—you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the owner of that property for negligence.
Unsure whether or not negligence occurred? If so, the next step is to contact a qualified personal injury attorney in the state where your carbon monoxide exposure took place. They will help you investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help you determine which party or parties may be held legally responsible for your injuries.Need a Lawyer in Louisiana? Consult with Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna, Today
At Carabin Shaw, our personal injury attorneys have been defending the legal rights of negligence victims for more than two decades, and we have recovered more than $1 billion in settlement values for our clients. We specialize in carbon monoxide poisoning claims, and can help you decide whether or not pursuing a personal injury claim is right for you following your injury.
We want to help you understand your full range of legal options and answer any questions you have regarding the claim process. Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna, is our resident expert in handling carbon monoxide claims in New Orleans and is available to help new clients seeking representation.Free Consultation
Best of all, we offer all new clients a free, no obligation consultation and case review with a carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in New Orleans—so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call today. To schedule your free consultation with our New Orleans personal injury attorney, call our New Orleans office today at 800-862-1260. Let us help you get the compensation you truly deserve.