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FAQs After Carbon Monoxide Exposure | Albuquerque Injury Attorneys

Each year, an estimated 400 Americans pass away due to the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is both extremely prevalent and extremely hard to detect, making it a serious threat to safety and health. Exposure to poisonous carbon monoxide gas can be fatal or highly injurious; victims of carbon monoxide poisoning may suffer lifelong effects including permanent brain damage. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide in Albuquerque or suspect that you may have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, you may be wondering what to do now or how to get the help you need.

Fortunately, our Albuquerque injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help. Read on to learn answers to common FAQs after carbon monoxide exposure and to find out how to consult with a carbon monoxide poisoning attorney in Albuquerque for free.

What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. It is produced when fuels such as oil, gas, coal, or wood do not burn fully. Carbon monoxide can be leaked into the air by any fuel burning appliance or machine—such as stoves, water heaters, furnaces, generators, or cars. And carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a person breathes in this poisonous gas, which replaces the oxygen in the body and may cause severe injury or even death.

What are Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning often mimic symptoms of food poisoning or the flu, minus a fever. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning may experience:

  • Tension-type headaches
  • Nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Long term exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to even worse neurological symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating, emotional problems, vertigo, and personality changes. This is why it’s so crucial to seek medical treatment early if carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

Who can I Sue After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Albuquerque, NM?

Property owners have a legal duty of care to ensure their premises are safe for guests and visitors. If you were wrongfully exposed to carbon monoxide and suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at work, at a rented property, or at a hotel, you may have grounds for a negligence claim against the owner of the property.

If you were exposed to carbon monoxide while in your own home, you may have grounds for a legal claim against the designer, manufacturer, or installer of the appliance that caused the carbon monoxide leak—or possibly the manufacturer of the carbon monoxide detector, if it failed to go off.

To learn more, the next step is to contact a qualified attorney in the state where your accident occurred; they will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and inform you of your legal rights and options.

Looking for the Right Lawyer? Look no Further Than the Law Firm of Carabin Shaw

If you’re ready to speak to a qualified and compassionate legal team, then we’re ready to help. Here at the law offices of Carabin Shaw, our lawyers have been helping accident victims for more than two decades. Our team has 200 years of combined legal experience, and we want to help in any way that we can.

We offer all new clients a no cost, no obligation consultation / free case review. So if you’ve been wondering “How can I find the best Albuquerque injury attorneys near me,” then reach out to the law firm of Carabin Shaw’s Albuquerque office today at 1-800-862-1260. Receive your free consultation with an expert carbon monoxide poisoning attorney in Albuquerque, and find out how our attorneys can help.

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