Houston Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Wrongful Death Attorneys
Carbon monoxide is a common byproduct of modern life. However, excess amounts of carbon monoxide can lead to illness and even death. Thousands of deaths in America are attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning every year. Because of how common carbon monoxide poisoning is in America, many cases of sickness and death, unfortunately, occur in Houston.
Losing a loved one is always distressing, but losing a loved one to a Houston carbon monoxide poisoning incident can be especially so. This increased distress is due to the fact that proving carbon monoxide poisoning, finding out the product that caused the poisoning, and understanding who is responsible for the product can be a long and difficult process.Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Anything that burns a natural fuel can produce carbon monoxide. Common appliances and devices that produce carbon monoxide include:
- motor vehicles
- heated pools
- clothes dryers
- lawn mowers
Because there are so many different potential causes of carbon monoxide poisoning, you should contact carbon monoxide lawyers in Houston for assistance.Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Early treatment is the best way to avoid a carbon monoxide poisoning death. Because carbon monoxide has no color, smell, or taste, it can be very difficult to spot. Instead of trying to detect signs of the gas itself, focus on physical symptoms.
Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- stomach distress
- chest pain
- persistent confusion
- physical weakness
- increased tiredness
- trouble breathing
- passing out
Experiencing any of these symptoms should lead you to seek medical attention.Compensation for Carbon Monoxide Death
An experienced Houston Tx wrongful death attorney can help you work through the complications of a carbon monoxide wrongful death claim and secure the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
Compensation can cover:
- medical expenses
- funeral expenses
- loss of wages or future earnings
- loss of potential benefits or quality of life
- mental and emotional suffering
If you suspect that carbon monoxide poisoning led to the death of a loved one, you should talk to a lawyer as soon as you can.Liability in a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death Claim
Liability in a wrongful death claim depends on the product that causes the carbon monoxide poisoning and who was responsible for the product at the point that began producing excess carbon monoxide. Houston attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you understand this complex process of proving liability.
Property owners and landlords can be found liable if they neglected the upkeep of the property’s ventilation system or carbon monoxide-producing products. Property liability can extend to owners of businesses on the property, such as restaurants or motels, as well as construction, repair, and installation staff.
Manufactures can be held liable for wrongful death if the responsible product was faulty before other parties assumed responsibility for it. Problems in a product can arise during the design, assembly, transportation, or installation of the item.
This product liability extends to carbon monoxide detectors. The manufacturer of a faulty detector can be held liable in addition to any parties liable for the product that created the carbon monoxide poisoning.Finding the Right Attorney for You | Free Initial Consultation
While financial compensation can never make up for the death of a loved one, it can bring you peace of mind and make the future easier to face.
Working with an experienced wrongful death attorney when pursuing your claim will make an often difficult and confusing process easier for you. Carabin Shaw’s client reviews attest to our reputation as both experts in wrongful death cases and compassionate advocates for our clients.
We offer a free case review / initial consultation to assist you with beginning your claim as quickly and with as little stress as possible. To begin your claim process today, call 1-800-862-1260. We have staff standing by 24/7 who are available to speak with you in both English AND Spanish.