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Legal Liability for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Louisiana

Have you or a loved one been involved in carbon monoxide poisoning in the Lake Charles area? If yes, we want to express our sincere condolences, and we want you to know that you may have legal grounds to recover damages. When you contact a carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer serving Lake Charles, you can discuss your case and determine if the party responsible could be held legally liable.

The best personal injury lawyer in Lake Charles to help you establish liability and receive compensation is Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna. Ms. Hanna has been protecting the legal rights of Lake Charles citizens for years, and she is committed to providing the strongest representation possible.

However, Ms. Hanna also understands that after a traumatic carbon monoxide poisoning people can be unsure of what steps to take. To help get you started, we have provided some information on how to determine legal liability for carbon monoxide poisoning in Louisiana.

Current Carbon Monoxide Laws in Lake Charles

Carbon monoxide laws in America are determined state by state. In Louisiana, all private dwellings, hotels, motels, and any other building that contains a furnace, water heater, enclosed garage, or any other fossil-burning appliance must contain a carbon monoxide detector. When a building fails to adhere to these laws, the parties involved may be held legally liable.

If you experienced carbon monoxide poisoning in a building built before 2008, contact a personal injury lawyer in Lake Charles to see if the parties involved could still be held liable.

Who Can Be Held Legally Liable for Carbon Monoxide?

There are several parties that could potentially be held liable in the event of carbon monoxide poisoning. Some of the most common parties held liable by a carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer serving Lake Charles include:

  • Property Owners

    The owner of a building, whether that be an apartment or a house, are responsible for making sure the living space is up to code and provides a safe, non-poisonous environment. If they do not install the detector nor keep it well-maintained, they could be held liable by a Lake Charles lawyer for their actions.


  • Hotel/Motel Owners

    As with property owners, the owners of hotels and motels are legally responsible for closely monitoring the levels of carbon monoxide in their buildings. They are required to provide their customers with a safe stay, and any infringement on this contract could require the services of a carbon monoxide Louisiana attorney.


  • HVAC Contractors

    HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contractors are typically the people who install the climate control equipment and the carbon monoxide detectors in Lake Charles buildings. If carbon monoxide poisoning occurs due to reckless or negligent installation, the HVAC contractor responsible could be held legally liable. Additionally, if they are hired to maintain equipment or detectors and fail to do so, they may be held liable.


  • Equipment Manufacturers

    The equipment installed by HVAC contractors—air vents, heating units, etc.—are required to function properly. If there is a malfunction that is due to no fault of installation or maintenance, the company who manufactured the equipment could be held accountable for their faulty product.

These are only a few of the parties that could potentially be held liable. Contacting a personal injury attorney is the best way to fully examine all your options.

Contact Attorney of Counsel of Carabin Shaw, Berit Hanna, Today

As a member of the nationally known and respected Carabin Shaw Law Firm, Berit Hanna has all the experience and resources you need to determine liability and recover the damages you deserve.

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When you call her office today, you will receive a completely free initial consultation that allows you to discuss your case with no financial obligations. Call us toll-free today at 800-862-1260.

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