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Long Beach Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer

Carbon monoxide exposure is a very serious health risk; carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, meaning it is not easy to detect. It is not uncommon for a person to suffer from carbon monoxide exposure or poisoning without ever knowing it. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause a person to lose consciousness for a certain period of time, and prevent them from escaping the dangers of it before they suffer serious harm. Other parties are often to blame for carbon monoxide poisoning and these include property owners, landlords, and manufacturers. When these individuals and companies are negligent and someone suffers from carbon monoxide exposure as a result, they can be held liable for paying full damages. A Long Beach carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer can help you obtain the fair settlement to which you are entitled.

How Does Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Occur?

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a person inhales combustible fumes. Combustible fumes can leak from many common items. When they do, they are released into the air, which is then inhaled every time a person breathes. The most common items that release these deadly fumes include:

  • Automobiles
  • Camp stoves
  • Kitchen gas stoves
  • Water heaters
  • Gas-powered tools
  • Gas and charcoal grills
  • Lawnmowers
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas and oil heaters

Any time someone suffers from carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important to first identify the item that leaked the combustible fumes. It is only then that you and your Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer in Long Beach can determine who is liable for paying damages.

Determining Liability for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is not always easy to determine which party is liable, or at fault, for carbon monoxide poisoning. Parties who are commonly found to be liable for exposure to these toxic fumes are as follows:

  • Property managers, business owners, and landlords: Business owners, property managers, and landlords can be held liable when they fail to take the proper steps to protect people within a building. For example, under California law, all structures are required to have working carbon monoxide detectors that comply with state and federal regulations. Sometimes, these individuals take shortcuts to save time and money and when they do, they can be held responsible for the catastrophic injuries that result.
  • Utility companies: Utility companies often work with many tools and devices that have the potential to release combustible fumes. They are often responsible for maintaining and inspecting gas lines and other devices to ensure they are in safe and working condition. When they fail to do these tasks properly, they can be held liable.
  • Manufacturers: Combustible fumes sometimes leak from appliances and other devices because they are defective. Manufacturers are responsible for making sure none of their products contain defects that could hurt someone and a failure to do that can result in their own liability.

Determining who is liable for carbon monoxide exposure is never easy. A Long Beach carbon monoxide poisoning attorney will know how to identify the party who is at fault.

Our Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer in Long Beach Can Help with Your Case

If you or someone you love has been exposed to combustible fumes and has become harmed as a result, our Long Beach carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer can help. At Brod Law Firm, our seasoned attorney has seen the devastation carbon monoxide poisoning causes and can help you claim the full damages you deserve. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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