Long-Term Carbon Monoxide Exposure Can Be Deadly
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide is particularly serious because it is a gas that people cannot smell, see or taste. This means it can build up in homes or workplaces without the occupants realizing the risks to their health. If exposed for long enough, it can result in illness, traumatic brain injury or death.
What Causes Carbon Monoxide To Occur In Homes?
Carbon monoxide is the outcome of material burning. Fuel-burning appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, furnaces, fireplaces, motor vehicles and gas stoves are common sources. All fuel-burning appliances need proper maintenance. Unfortunately, most individuals have to trust the maintenance person to properly maintain their appliances. If an appliance is leaking carbon monoxide or not venting properly because of action or inaction during maintenance, the maintenance company could be liable for someone who becomes ill because of carbon monoxide exposure.
Is Your Family’s Health At Risk In Your Rental Home?
If you are renting a home and your family becomes ill because of improperly maintained appliances, several different parties could be liable for your family’s medical bills and other costs associated with your illness such as lost or future wages.
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., may be able to assist you with seeking compensation from those who are responsible such as:
- The property owner
- Building managers
- The building management company
- Maintenance professionals
- Appliance manufacturers
South Carolina’s premises liability laws and products liability laws protect homeowners, renters and others, but these types of cases often need very thorough research and careful handling by an attorney who is familiar with complex cases to increase your chances of success.
Trusted Legal Advocacy For Complex Premises Or Products Liability Cases
Negligence in these types of cases can be difficult to prove. Property owners, management companies and appliance manufacturers frequently have a team of sophisticated lawyers behind them. The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., has the knowledge and courtroom experience you need to seek justice in carbon monoxide poisoning claims. Contact the firm online or call 843-722-8048 in Charleston for a free consultation.