Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Product Liability
Carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless, odorless, and highly poisonous when breathed. It’s also produced by all fuel burning appliances, meaning it poses an omnipresent threat. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be life-threatening and may even result in permanent damage to vital organs like the brain and the heart. Consequently, carbon monoxide detectors are used in residences and offices to protect inhabitants of these buildings—but when these detectors are faulty, tragedy may ensue. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide due to a defective carbon monoxide alarm or a defective appliance in New Orleans, you may have legal grounds for a personal injury claim.
But why should you enlist the help of a New Orleans product liability attorney after carbon monoxide exposure? How do you choose the right carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in New Orleans? To learn the answers to these and other general questions about a possible claim, read on.The Basics of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Product Liability
When a consumer is injured by a defective product, they may be able to file a lawsuit on the grounds of product liability. These claims may fall under defective design or defective manufacture. Design defects occur when the product’s design renders it unsafe, and manufacturing defects result from when products are assembled in an improper way.
If you were exposed to carbon monoxide because your CO detector did not go off, or because one of your fuel-burning appliances was improperly installed, you may have grounds for a product liability claim.
However, not all carbon monoxide poisoning cases are caused by defective products. Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from many other conditions or situations, such as:
- Running vehicles in an enclosed garage
- Fireplaces with blocked chimneys
- Clogged vents
- Improperly vented generators
- Damaged household appliances
- And more
To find out whether your carbon monoxide poisoning in New Orleans was caused by defective products or by another form of negligence, the next step is to consult with a qualified attorney in Louisiana to discuss the specifics of your case.Why You Need a Lawyer After Exposure to Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims are complex and frequently difficult to litigate. This is because they involve technical expertise, multiple potential liable parties, and expert witnesses. You will need an attorney who has handled this type of claim in the past and who is familiar with both product liability and premises liability torts. Choosing the right lawyer greatly increases your odds of receiving fair compensation and successfully proving negligence.Looking for the Right Attorney? Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna is Here to Help
Here at Carabin Shaw, we specialize in carbon monoxide poisoning claims and are ready to help. Our New Orleans product liability attorneys have 200 years of combined legal experience and have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our satisfied clients—and we want to help you. Attorney of Counsel Berit Hanna at Carabin Shaw is our firm’s resident expert on carbon monoxide poisoning claims in New Orleans, and she is ready and available to help new clients who are searching for expert representation.Free Case Review
At Carabin Shaw, we offer all new clients a no cost, obligation consultation and initial case review—meaning you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving us a call today and speaking with an attorney. To receive a free, confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer, call our office serving New Orleans at 800-862-1260. Let a professional carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in New Orleans help you get the settlement you deserve.