Oklahoma Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorneys - Compensation for Damages
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is difficult to detect—and that’s why it can be so deadly. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for at least 420 deaths in the United States every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 100,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Many of these incidents are accidents caused by faulty equipment. Thankfully, Oklahoma has laws and regulations to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or a loved one have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, another party may be at fault and you may be liable to receive compensation for what you have suffered and lost. Expert Oklahoma attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide is caused by fuels that don’t burn properly. Many of the types of fuels that produce carbon monoxide are used in common household appliances such as ovens and stoves, furnaces, space heaters, clothes dryers, fireplaces, gas-powered tools, and more.
In many cases, carbon monoxide is the result of defective or damaged products, or products that haven’t been properly installed or maintained.What Are Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include weakness, dizziness, headaches, upset stomach or vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Breathing in too much carbon monoxide can cause you to pass out or even kill you.Who Is at Fault for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Our Oklahoma carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys will work to determine the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning, which helps determine who is at fault. Most carbon monoxide poisoning cases are filed as either defective product claims or premises liability claims.
If a product is defective, it may be the fault of a product designer, product manufacturer, or the party that sold or installed the product. If a property owner fails to properly maintain an appliance, then the property owner may be at fault.
Additionally, Oklahoma laws and regulations stipulate that carbon monoxide detectors must be installed and properly maintained in specific buildings. Contact an Oklahoma carbon monoxide attorney at Carabin Shaw to learn more about these laws. Our experts are well-versed in these laws and regulations and can help you build a successful case. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine and prove:
- What caused the poisoning
- Who is at fault
- What federal and state laws and regulations protect you as the victim
In order to prove the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning and who is at fault, our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers in Oklahoma will gather evidence for your case. Evidence includes photos and other notes from the scene of the accident, medical records, accident and police reports, witness testimonies, and more.What Compensation Can You Receive?
If you are a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning and another person is at fault, you are liable to receive compensation. A lawyer will fight for you to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income due to missing work or not being able to work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- And more
If you are a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, do not wait to seek help in your fight for justice. Take a look at Carabin Shaw’s client reviews and connect with an attorney at our office.
We offer a free case review / initial consultation. One of our experts is available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking staff are available. Call toll-free: 800-862-1260