Personal Injury Claim After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Santa Fe
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can happen to anyone at any time. This is because carbon monoxide, a highly poisonous gas, is both colorless and odorless—and it’s produced by all fuel-burning appliances. Common household appliances such as stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and water heaters can all become deadly in an instant if they fall into disrepair and leak CO into the air. That’s why landlords and property owners have a legal duty to protect their tenants and guests from carbon monoxide exposure through various safeguarding methods. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide gas in Santa Fe, New Mexico, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim to recover damages.
But who can be held liable? And how should you choose the right personal injury lawyer serving Santa Fe? If you’re looking for answers, our experts are here to help. Read on to find out what the New Mexico attorneys at Carabin Shaw can do for you, and find out how to receive a free consultation with a Santa Fe carbon monoxide poisoning attorney.Who Can Be Held Liable After Carbon Monoxide Exposure?
The liable party after a carbon monoxide poisoning incident will depend on many different factors, including the cause and the location of the accident.
Someone Else’s Property
If the accident happened while you were on another person’s property, you may have grounds for a claim under premises liability law.
Premises liability claims deal with the legal obligation that property owners have to keep their premises safe for guests and visitors. Property owners owe a duty of care to their tenants or guests to ensure the property is free of hazardous conditions.
Rented Apartment or Home
New Mexico state building codes require that for new construction, “an approved carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms in dwelling units within which fuel-fired appliances are installed and in dwelling units that have attached garages” (Section R315). Landlords are also legally responsible for routinely maintaining apartment appliances to ensure resident safety, including those appliances that may emit carbon monoxide when damaged.
Similarly, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for their employees.
If you were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning because your landlord or employer failed to install a working carbon monoxide detector on the property—or otherwise failed to protect you from harm—you may be able to sue them for damages due to their negligent actions. But before you can file a personal injury claim after carbon monoxide poisoning in Santa Fe, you need to first consult with an attorney to ensure your case has the highest chance of success. And that’s where Carabin Shaw comes in.Need an Experienced Lawyer for Your Potential Case?
Whether you know the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning or not, the expert New Mexico attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help. We specialize in carbon monoxide poisoning claims and our attorneys have successfully helped thousands of personal injury clients in our firm’s years of operation. Whether you were injured at work, at home, or on another person’s property, we can help you investigate the factors that played a role in your injury and develop a legal strategy. And best of all, your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Fe is completely free.Free Case Review
So, if you’re ready to take action, call our Santa Fe, New Mexico office at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free consultation and case review with an expert Santa Fe carbon monoxide poisoning attorney. Don’t wait—call us today to learn more.