What Can I Recover in a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuit?
During Texas’ 2021 power crisis brought on by a severe winter freeze, many San Antonio residents fell victim to carbon monoxide poisoning after using generators indoors or running their vehicles in an indoor garage to keep warm. In fact, Dr. Neil Hampson called this “the biggest epidemic of CO poisoning” in Texas’ history.
Many victims suffer from carbon monoxide injuries or fatality due to the negligence of landlords, builders, contractors, repairmen, or other parties who fail to ensure their residences are safe from carbon monoxide leaks. In these cases, the negligence parties can and should be held legally and financially responsible for their actions. Carbon monoxide victims have the right to sue for compensation with the help of a qualified attorney.
To hear more about how hiring a Carabin Shaw accident attorney can help you recover your losses in a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit, hear from our past clients at Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page.Physical Injuries From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is toxic to the human body; any amount can enter the bloodstream and cause catastrophic injury.
An unsafe level of exposure may result in the following:
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Loss of consciousness
Death is the most serious result of carbon monoxide poisoning, occurring disproportionately in young children, the elderly, or the disabled. However, even if you have survived your exposure to carbon monoxide, you may suffer from the following long-term injuries:
- Memory loss
- Permanent loss of consciousness
- Damaged lungs
- Cognitive damage
The treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning injuries can result in substantial hospital bills. Victims will need emergency medical care immediately, perhaps necessitating a lengthy hospital stay. Additionally, the long-term injuries may require specialist intervention and repeated treatments or medications.Pain and Suffering of Carbon Monoxide Victims
Any of the long-term injuries caused by carbon monoxide poisoning can result in months or years of suffering for victims and their families. While the injuries themselves are tangible and easily identified, the emotional trauma cannot be so easily categorized.
However, an experienced carbon monoxide poisoning attorney in San Antonio will ensure that you receive compensation for your intangible losses (such as loss of quality of life, chronic pain, memory loss, grief, etc.) in addition to your physical injuries and the associated financial costs.Filing a Carbon Monoxide Injury Claim Can Help You Win Compensation
The state of Texas protects the rights of accident victims and their families through the personal injury lawsuit process. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you answer the question: what can I recover in a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit?
The expertise and experience of these attorneys will ensure that your carbon monoxide injury lawsuit covers anything you have lost as a result of your carbon monoxide poisoning. Because the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits (including carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits) is two year from the date of injury in the state of Texas, it is in your best interests to act now and contact a San Antonio injury lawyer.Recover Losses With the Texas Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
The carbon monoxide injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you seek fair compensation for the damages listed above. During your consultation, our attorneys will review your claim and determine a) which damages you can claim in your carbon monoxide lawsuit and b) the approximate worth of these damages.
When you are ready to hear about your rights following exposure to carbon monoxide, contact our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff. Call toll-free at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free case review with a Carabin Shaw carbon monoxide accident lawyer today.