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Carbon Monoxide Wrongful Death in New Orleans

Odorless, colorless, and highly poisonous, carbon monoxide (CO) is often called the silent killer. And because carbon monoxide can be released by all fuel-burning appliances, it’s crucial to ensure that appliances are properly maintained and CO detectors are properly functioning. If you or a loved one was poisoned by exposure to carbon monoxide in New Orleans, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim if the exposure was caused by another person’s negligence.

But you undoubtedly have questions. Who can sue for carbon monoxide wrongful death in New Orleans? How should you choose the right New Orleans carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer? If you’re looking for answers, our experts can help. Read on to learn about CO lawsuits and find out how to consult with a wrongful death attorney in New Orleans, free of charge.

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in New Orleans?

Different states have different laws about which surviving relatives can bring about a wrongful death claim. In Louisiana, the following parties may bring about a wrongful death suit:

  • The surviving spouse or children of the deceased person
  • If there is no surviving spouse or no surviving children, the surviving parent or parents may file a claim
  • If there are no surviving parents, the surviving siblings of the deceased may file a claim
  • If there are no surviving siblings, the surviving grandparents of the deceased may file a claim

If there are no surviving family members who may bring about a wrongful death claim, the deceased person’s estate can bring forward a claim instead with the assistance of a qualified lawyer.

When Does Death Caused by Carbon Monoxide Constitute Wrongful Death?

It’s not always straightforward when carbon monoxide poisoning deaths constitute negligence, because there are many different factors that determine liability in these cases. To know for sure, you will need to speak with a qualified attorney.

If the death occurred on another person’s property—or in a rented home—the property owner or landlord may be held responsible if negligence can be proven.

Negligence in CO poisoning cases may look like:

  • Failure to maintain, repair, or regularly inspect fuel burning appliances
  • Using outdoor appliances indoors
  • Improperly installing or venting generators
  • Failure to install CO detectors
  • And more

Proving negligence can be difficult—which is why it is so crucial to contact the best lawyer in your area after a carbon monoxide accident resulting in serious injury or death. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, determine which parties may be held legally liable, and help you understand the full range of your options so you can decide how to proceed.

Need an Attorney? Call Carabin Shaw Today

Carbon monoxide deaths are preventable tragedies but are sadly all too common. Fortunately, the New Orleans carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers at Carabin Shaw have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, as well as two decades of experience handling carbon monoxide claims. And Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna is our firm’s leading expert on CO cases in Louisiana and is available for consultations with new clients seeking representation. Hanna and all our attorneys are extremely passionate about defending the legal rights of accident victims, and we’ve helped hundreds of clients win the settlements they deserve.

Free Case Review

Call our office serving New Orleans today for a free consultation and case review with Attorney of Counsel Berit Hanna at Carabin Shaw at 800-862-1260. Don’t wait—find out what a talented wrongful death attorney in New Orleans can do for your case today.

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