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Visalia Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer

Every year in California, carbon monoxide poisoning causes between 400 and 500 fatalities. Even when a person is exposed and survives, they can suffer permanent damage to their heart, brain, and neurological system. Each year, approximately 40,000 people suffer from these issues. Lawmakers in California have taken many measures and have enacted many laws to prevent people from suffering injuries or, worse, losing their lives. Under the law, all dwellings in Visalia, and throughout the state, must have carbon monoxide detectors installed in them. This includes apartment buildings, many single family homes, hotels, motels, and more. Property owners sometimes prioritize their own profits and bottom line over the safety and well-being of visitors to their property. These shortcuts are a type of negligence and property owners can be held liable for it. Our Visalia carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer can help determine who is to blame for your injuries.

How Does Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Happen?

Carbon monoxide is created through combustible engines that use charcoal, gas, oil, kerosene, or wood as fuel. If the engines that produce carbon monoxide are not placed in a well-ventilated area, the levels of carbon monoxide can become very high. Anyone in the area can then become exposed and suffer some of the most serious harm. Some of the most common devices that rely on combustible engines that produce carbon monoxide include:

  • Charcoal grills
  • Generators
  • Hot water heaters
  • Vehicles
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Boats
  • Wood-burning stoves
  • Fireplaces
  • Cooking ranges

Proper ventilation in the areas the above devices are located is important, but it is not the only safety measure property owners should take. Carbon monoxide detectors must also be installed to ensure that people in the area are warned when carbon monoxide levels become too high. These detectors also need regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that they remain in good working order. If you think you have been exposed, reach out to a carbon monoxide poisoning attorney in Visalia today.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it is invisible and odorless. People can suffer from exposure and not even be aware. The first signs of carbon monoxide poisoning mimic the signs of the flu. Upset stomach, vomiting, and chest pain are some of the first symptoms. Many times, people experience these symptoms while they are asleep and so they do not even realize that they are becoming sick.

It does not take long for carbon monoxide levels to become so high that the gas becomes extremely toxic to humans. In a short amount of time, people may become unconscious, or worse, the exposure can even be fatal. If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to carbon monoxide exposure, you may be entitled to damages. Our experienced attorney can ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Call Our Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer in Visalia for a Free Case Review

No one should suffer the harmful effects of exposure due to another person’s negligence. At Brod Law Firm, our Visalia carbon monoxide poisoning attorney can help you hold negligent parties liable so your family can obtain the maximum damages you are rightfully entitled to. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case with our knowledgeable attorney.

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