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Sources of Carbon Monoxide in Austin Hotels and Motels

Carbon monoxide - most of us have heard the gas mentioned previously, but not all of us know just how dangerous it can be and that it can be found in places you and your family frequent. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, noiseless gas, earning its rightful nickname, “the silent killer.” This gas is produced when material containing carbon is burnt or anywhere a combustion engine that relies on charcoal, wood, oil or gas as fuel is found. Often times, combustion engines that rely on these types of fuel are found in everyday households, hotels or motels. If you, your family or someone you know has been exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a hotel or motel in Austin, Texas, it’s imperative that you contact the Austin accident attorneys with Carabin Shaw immediately to assist you with your case.

Have you or someone your love recently experienced headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, or loss of consciousness after your stay in an Austin hotel? At Carabin Shaw our team of attorneys will assess your case and determine the source of carbon monoxide in your Austin hotel and motel to determine if you are entitled to compensation. Your medical bills, as well as your pain and suffering you have experienced, could be the result of someone else’s negligence.

CO In Austin Hotels And Motels

Although some states have taken the safety precautions necessary to ensure carbon monoxide detectors are present in all hotels and guest rooms, Texas law does not mandate the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in guest rooms at state hotels and motels. This fact alone means you and your family could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death when you stay in a hotel or motel in Austin or other Texas cities.

Since carbon monoxide can be produced by common household appliances that can also be found in a hotel, it’s important to be aware of what devices can emit carbon monoxide. So what are the sources of carbon monoxide in Austin hotels and motels? The most common sources include:

  • Gas space heaters
  • Gas hot water heaters
  • Furnaces and chimneys
  • Gasoline-powered generators
  • Vehicle exhaust
  • Small engines
  • Propane heaters and stoves
  • Fireplaces
  • Wood-burning stoves

If you or someone you know has died or suffered injury or illness due to sources of carbon monoxide in Austin hotels or motels, contact the Austin injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw for a free case evaluation to see if the Austin hotel or motel you resided in could be held liable and financially responsible for medical bills and other expenses you and incurred as a result of your injury.

Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Due to it’s odorless and tasteless nature, most victims of carbon monoxide inhalation are unaware of what they have been exposed to. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in line with the symptoms of the flu, a cold, and even food poisoning, resulting in victim’s not visiting a doctor in the hopes they can treat themselves.

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms after staying in an Austin, Texas, hotel or motel, it’s imperative you visit the doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of your illness and seek treatment while you still have time. These symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
Experienced Attorneys That Fight For You

At Carabin Shaw, our team of attorneys in Austin has ample experience representing clients who have been susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning and even death. Our team of seasoned attorneys has the knowledge and resources available to determine who is at fault for your injury, whether it be the hotel manager, landlord, or property owner. We will pursue justice and financial compensation for the medical bills you have had to sustain as a result of another’s negligence. Call a Carabin Shaw carbon monoxide lawyer for a free case evaluation today toll free at 800-862-1260.

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