Texas Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers at Carabin Shaw
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills or injures approximately 40,000 people every year across the U.S. The effects of this colorless, poisonous, toxic gas can be catastrophic, in some cases, killing entire families in their sleep. Carbon monoxide poisoning is not necessarily lethal, but it can commonly result in long-term harm.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of exposure to this dangerous gas, contact a San Antonio negligence attorney with Carabin Shaw for assistance with a carbon monoxide poisoning case. Your initial consultation is free and you do not pay any fees unless we win your case.Where Can Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Happen?
Unfortunately, San Antonio residents and tourists are exposed to negligence when they rent out and sleep at an older hotel, motel, or even Airbnb. Many of these older structures use appliances powered by gas instead of electricity. Although Texas law protects children in daycare centers, family homes, and group-day care homes, as it should, it does not hold the owners of hotels and motels responsible for the duty of care owed to their tenants.
If you’ve been injured, and you believe your injuries could have been avoided if a carbon monoxide detector was installed or maintained properly on a premise, speak with a carbon monoxide lawyer in San Antonio and explore your legal options.Important Facts About the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
In order to keep yourself and your family safe, it is important to understand how carbon monoxide works and what typically leads to poisoning.
- Because carbon monoxide is a byproduct of combustion, it will be produced whenever something burns.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning is frequently caused by gas leaks, unsafe building conditions, and malfunctioning consumer devices.
- Burning anything in an enclosed space can cause the accumulation of CO, which can lead to serious injury, irreparable damage to tissue and organs, and even death.
- Carbon Monoxide detectors can prevent death and long-term injury.
If you live in San Antonio and you’ve suffered terrible harm from CO poisoning, you may want to take matters into your own hands by conducting your own investigation. Although by law you can, cases like this may become complex without strong legal representation. Obtaining the guidance from a personal injury lawyer can be the determining factor whether or not you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
In order to receive any form of compensation for a carbon monoxide poisoning claim your attorney must prove that the liable party acted negligently. Negligence can cause carbon monoxide poisoning in a variety of ways, including:
- Failure to have heating systems and/or gas or coal-burning appliances serviced by professional personnel on a regular basis
- Indoor use of wood-burning ovens, charcoal grills, and other similar devices without enough ventilation
- Owners do not clean and inspect their chimneys regularly (at least once a year)
- Repairing vents using the wrong materials might lead to an increase in the amount of carbon monoxide accumulated inside.
- Carbon monoxide detectors are not properly installed or maintained (This includes regularly checking batteries)
Every case at Carabin Shaw will be treated with respect and seriousness. We give a greater degree of service to ensure that you get the recompense you deserve. Our firm's combined 200 years of experience gives us the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best representation possible.
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