Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death Lawyer
Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight for Victims of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA
Thousands of Americans seek out treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Tragically, some die before they are able to receive proper care. Because carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and can be found in our everyday household appliances and vehicles, carbon monoxide poisoning can truly be described as a silent killer.
Death by carbon monoxide poisoning is also often entirely preventable. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for your right to compensation when someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death.
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With a collective 270-plus years’ experience helping clients get compensation for their suffering, our award-winning wrongful death lawyers are ready to take on your case. We’ve already recovered millions in compensation for clients in Montgomery County—let us show you how we can get the most possible compensation for you.
Your first consultation is always free and we work on a contingency basis—so you have nothing to lose by calling. If you’ve lost a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning, get our knowledgeable legal opinion about how to proceed with your wrongful death claim today by calling or contacting us online.
Understanding the Early Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Because of the invisible nature of carbon monoxide, you might not initially know exactly what caused your loved one’s death. If your loved one exhibited any of the following symptoms prior to death, carbon monoxide may have been to blame:
- General weakness,
- Nausea or vomiting,
- Dull and persistent headaches,
- Confusion or personality changes,
- Loss of motor function control,
- Difficulty breathing,
- Blurry vision,
- Loss of consciousness.
Early treatment can be key to preventing wrongful death by carbon monoxide poisoning. If you noticed any of the above symptoms prior to your loved one’s death, we may be able to help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit based on carbon monoxide poisoning.
How Can A Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death Be Prevented?
When it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning, prevention and early detection are key. The following action steps can prevent wrongful death by carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors, which can be key to early detection and treatment.
- Proper and regular maintenance of any gas appliances used in indoor spaces,
- Installation of proper ventilation and inspection for leaks in building vents or exhaust pipes.
Preventative steps, including installation of carbon monoxide detectors, should be taken in:
- Private residences,
- Rental apartments,
- Office buildings,
- Any other closed environment where gas furnaces, stoves or appliances are used.
Who Can Be Held Financially Responsible in a Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death Case?
The amount of time spent exposed to carbon monoxide can spell the difference between a full recovery and premature death. Carbon monoxide detectors only cost about $30 each. When failure to take such a simple step caused your loved one’s death, the following parties may potentially be held responsible:
- The property owner,
- The property manager,
- Home builders,
- Maintenance companies,
- The manufacturer of the vehicle or appliance,
- The manufacturer of a defective carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide can originate from a vehicle, furnace, generator, wood-burning stove, exhaust pipes, and any number of other everyday appliances–meaning that anyone can become victim to carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death if the responsible parties don’t take proper preventative measures.
Award-Winning Lawyers Fight for Full Compensation for Families of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death Victims
In a wrongful death claim based on carbon monoxide poisoning in Southeast Pennsylvania, we will work to recover all available monetary damages. That compensation may include:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses, including emergency room costs and expenses incurred in treating the carbon monoxide poisoning,
- Funeral, burial and other end-of-life expenses,
- Loss of financial support for future needs, such as mortgage payments or future tuition costs,
- Lost future employment benefits, including retirement and health benefits,
- Loss of your loved one’s company,
- Pain and suffering,
- Punitive damages if failure to prevent the carbon monoxide poisoning was intentional or especially wanton or reckless.
Since 1992, we’ve maintained the highest possible AV-rating from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service. We’ve also consistently been ranked among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and have been named a U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firm” since 2010. But the most obvious sign of our qualifications is that we win compensation for our clients.
When you’re looking for skillful legal representation, look no further. Call our talented wrongful death lawyers so that we can begin investigating your loved one’s carbon monoxide poisoning today.
Call Today to Learn More About Your Right to Compensation for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wrongful Death in PA
If you’ve lost your loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning, financial compensation can’t bring them back. Our wrongful death lawyers can, however, fight to hold the responsible party accountable.
You may be left with medical bills, final expenses and even an insecure financial future if the carbon monoxide poisoning victim was your family’s primary earner. We can help make sure you get full compensation for all expenses. To learn more about our firm and recovering compensation in a carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death case in Bucks County, call or contact us for a free consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims Based on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Many people simply fail to recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. In fact, many of the most common indicators of carbon monoxide poisoning closely resemble flu symptoms. Many people are exposed to carbon monoxide while they sleep in a closed-in space. As a result, victims often don’t think they need treatment or are unaware that they even have symptoms.
Most carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death cases are based on a premises liability theory of law. That is, the fact that property owners are legally required to keep their property reasonably safe for guests, customers and invited visitors. For those owners with a profit motive, that includes inspecting to discover any dangers that wouldn’t be apparent to others on the property. Since carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless, inspection of some sort is necessary to detect its presence. When a property owner fails to inspect for carbon monoxide, they have failed to keep their property reasonably safe for others.