Harlingen Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that is produced by gas-powered appliances. When inhaled, it replaces the oxygen in the body’s bloodstream meaning that in large enough quantities, this gas can be fatal. For this reason, carbon monoxide is often referred to as “the silent killer.” But even those who survive breathing in carbon monoxide can suffer long-term consequences as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide in Harlingen, Texas, you should know that you may have legal grounds for a negligence claim if another person’s wrongful actions played a role in your exposure.
But in order to know whether or not negligence played a role, you will first need to consult with a qualified carbon monoxide poisoning attorney serving Harlingen. Fortunately, our Harlingen personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to help.
Read on to learn about CO poisoning and find out what our Harlingen attorneys at Carabin Shaw can do for you.How Can Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Be Caused by Negligence?
Negligence occurs when a person acts in a careless way that results in another person (to whom they owe a duty of care) being injured or killed. If you are visiting another person’s property—or living in a rented apartment—the property owner or landlord has a legal duty of care to ensure your safety while on their premises. So if your carbon monoxide poisoning occurred while you were on someone else’s property, you may very well have grounds to sue the property owner for negligence.
Examples of property owner negligence that may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning include (but are not limited to):
- A landlord who failed to repair broken or defective appliances which then leaked carbon monoxide into an apartment
- A landlord who failed to install functioning carbon monoxide detectors into a rental property
- A hotel owner who did not regularly inspect their carbon monoxide detectors, leading them to not function properly
- A homeowner who used outdoor fuel-burning appliances indoors (or in an enclosed garage) while you were visiting their home
- An employer who failed to properly maintain gas-powered machinery, exposing employees to carbon monoxide gas
If you suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning in Harlingen Texas under similar circumstances to those described, there is a good chance you have grounds for a successful personal injury claim against the negligent property owner. But first, you will need to consult with a lawyer in Harlingen.Looking for a Lawyer? Call Carabin Shaw for a Free Consultation | Case Review
Although carbon monoxide claims can be difficult, you don’t have to navigate the claim process alone. Here at Carabin Shaw, our San Antonio injury attorneys have 200 years of combined legal experience, and our firm has been helping injured Texans for more than two decades. Our team of Harlingen attorneys at Carabin Shaw specializes in carbon monoxide poisoning claims, and we are here to help you after your accident.
We will investigate the cause of your CO poisoning to determine whether negligence played a role, and from there, we will help you understand all of your legal rights and options. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us any fees unless we win—and your initial consultation with one of our Harlingen personal injury lawyers is completely free.Trusted, Experienced Harlingen Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw
So, reach out to Carabin Shaw’s Harlingen, Texas office today at 800-862-1260 to receive your free consultation and case review with an expert carbon monoxide poisoning attorney serving Harlingen, and to find out how our attorneys can help. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.