Can I Sue for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Yes, if you or someone you love has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, it is crucial you speak with an experienced injury lawyer right away. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers have helped a countless number of clients file personal injury lawsuits against negligent parties.

If the incident occurred as a result of another person or property owner’s negligence, the liable individual or entity could be held responsible for the following damages you may have suffered as a result:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages as a result of an inability to work

What are Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Each year, hundreds of innocent victims suffer carbon monoxide poisoning. Often referred to as the “silent killer” due to its scentless, invisible, and tasteless nature, carbon monoxide is an extremely hazardous gas that can lead to fatal injuries if inhaled. A person who suffers carbon monoxide poisoning may suffer flu-like symptoms, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Clumsiness
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of consciousness

In more severe cases, victims can suffer coma, collapse, convulsions, and, in the worst cases, death.

What Do I Do if I Am Experiencing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms?

If you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms, act quick and follow these steps:

  • Get fresh air
  • Open the doors
  • Open the windows
  • Shut off all gas appliances (stove tops, HVAC system, water heaters, dryer, etc.)
  • Receive medical attention right away (call 911 in case of emergency)
  • Seek experienced legal representation to hold negligent party responsible

Be sure to explain your symptoms clearly to the medical staff and ask to have a blood and breath test done. Keep all medical documents, and share them with your attorney should you choose to hire one. Additionally, if this occurred in your home, it is wise to hire a specialist engineer to inspect all appliances. Be sure to retain documentation from the inspection, too, in case your lawyer asks to use them for your personal injury case.

Advice for Making a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim

If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible to make a carbon monoxide poisoning claim against another person, tenant, business, or property owner, call our legal team right away. Over the years, we have handled a countless number of personal injury cases, and we are ready to fight for your rights and to pursue compensation.

A person can be exposed to carbon monoxide in more places than you may think. In fact, a person could be exposed to this chemical on someone else’s property, in a store, in hotels, at parks, and more. For this reason, it is crucial to contact legal representation if ever you feel you have become a victim to such poisoning.

Ready to File a Carbon Monoxide Claim? Call a San Jose Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer.

If you are ready to speak with a member of our team, call our firm right away. Backed by more than 100 years of collective experience, our legal team is equipped with the skills, knowledge, and dedication to protect your rights and pursue financial compensation for you. We can help you gather the necessary information to back your claim, and we can stand by you from beginning to end.

Because these types of cases can be time sensitive, call our San Jose injury lawyers without hesitation. We will provide you with a free case review.

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