San Jose Carbon Monoxide Exposure Lawyers
Call (800) 900-0863 if You Have Been Injured Due to Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a noxious gas that poses severe health risks. Though
certain levels of CO are present in the air at any given point, a high
level of CO concentration makes the difference between a safe and an unsafe
environment. Carbon monoxide comes from any source that burns fuel such
as wood, charcoal, oil, natural gas, kerosene, and others. Gas appliances
and motor vehicles are the most obvious sources of CO emissions. The level
of these emissions is highly regulated, which is why you are required to
get your vehicle smog-checked and why gas appliances have an accepted range of CO emissions, but these
devices may malfunction or have defective parts that result in the leaking
of unsafe amounts of CO gas.
Liability for CO Exposure
Product manufacturers, property owners (whether home or business), and
employers have a responsibility to ensure that their products, their premises,
and their work environments do not expose innocent people to dangerous
amounts of carbon monoxide. If their negligence places consumers, visitor,
and / or workers in danger of exposure to unsafe levels of CO, then they
may be held liable for damages in civil court. At Caputo & Van Der
Walde LLP, our
CO poisoning lawyers in San Jose can help should you choose to pursue legal action, but the first and most
important step after you have been exposed to CO is to resolve the situation
and seek medical attention.
Seek compensation from the liable party. Call (800) 900-0863 to discuss
your matter in a
free case evaluation.
Carbon Monoxide Exposure Timeline
If you have been exposed to CO, the ultimate step to take is holding the
party responsible for your exposure accountable for their negligence,
but up until that point, there are a few steps that you should take, as follows:
Step 1 - If you have installed a CO detector, as is California law, and it goes
off, remove yourself and anyone else in the area from CO exposure by getting
to fresh air. Seek medical attention for anyone exhibiting symptoms of
CO poisoning. If no one is exhibiting symptoms, ventilate the area and
turn off any potential sources of CO.
Step 2 - Have a technician inspect all gas appliances and fuel burning products
(if at your home) for potential defects / leaks. Keep records of all findings.
If the unsafe condition was not on your own property, then contact the
responsible party about the dangerous situation (after removing yourself
from the situation and getting medical attention).
Step 3 - Contact an experienced
San Jose personal injury lawyer with the details of your CO exposure to ascertain your potential legal options.
In extreme cases, a person may be exposed to such high concentrations of
CO that they are killed before being able to get to safety. In such devastating
circumstances, the victim's family may pursue a wrongful death claim
against the at-fault party.
How Our Experienced San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Personal injury and wrongful death victims deserve justice. When the negligence
of others hurts innocent people, the only way to ensure that victims and
their families can hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions
is by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you or a loved
one has suffered illness or has died as the result of carbon monoxide
poisoning, you have the right to pursue justice through legal action.
Our dedicated San Jose CO poisoning attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde
LLP commit our knowledge, skills, and resources to pursuing maximum compensation
for all of the damages and losses you've suffered. To determine whether
legal action is the right decision for your particular case,
call us today for a free consultation at