Santa Barbara Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers
Santa Barbara is a world-famous community renowned for its beautiful beaches and historical landmarks, such as Old Mission Santa Barbara and Stearns Wharf, the oldest operational wooden wharf in the United States. Accidents can happen anywhere, and people who get injured in the Santa Barbara area call upon NordstrandBlack PC to provide effective legal representation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 400 fatalities and over 100,000 emergency room visits every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is often caused by negligence, and survivors may experience severe injuries.
At NordstrandBlack PC, we’ve been helping accident victims in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. Our firm has a perfect 10.0 score from Avvo, an independent law firm rating agency, and Martindale-Hubbell has recognized the outstanding service we provide by awarding us with an AV Preeminent rating.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case Results
- $625,000 Settlement during Trial - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Defective Wall Heater
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas created when fuels are burned. If CO fumes are released into a closed or partially closed space, occupants will suffer from a potentially fatal condition known as carbon monoxide poisoning. Symptoms of CO poisoning include:
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty walking
A major cause of carbon monoxide poisoning is malfunctioning stoves, heaters, fireplaces, and gas-powered equipment. Because gas furnaces are not as common in California as they are elsewhere, most home heating-related cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in our state involve defective wall heaters or wall heaters that have been improperly maintained by landlords or property management companies. To prevent deadly accidents, battery operated carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every floor.
The fumes from an automobile’s exhaust system give off large amounts of carbon monoxide. For this reason, it is important to always make sure the garage door is open when a car is running.
Any device that burns fuel produces carbon monoxide as a result. Devices designed for outdoor use, including gas or diesel-burning generators and charcoal barbecue grills, must never be used indoors or in partly enclosed areas, such as porches, basements, or open garages.
The following devices should be inspected regularly by a certified heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) repairperson to prevent deadly accidents:
- Gas cooking appliances
- Gas heaters
- Gas dryers
- Wood burning fireplaces
- Gas fireplaces
- Water heaters
- Coal and oil-burning stoves and heaters
If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, go outside for fresh air right away and then call 911. Anyone who has suffered CO poisoning should receive immediate medical treatment.
Carbon monoxide is highly toxic. Long-term effects of CO poisoning may include:
- Brain damage
- Respiratory failure
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Pulmonary edema
At NordstrandBlack PC, our Santa Barbara premises liability lawyers have the resources and experience to investigate your accident and take your case to trial. A personal injury claim or lawsuit for CO poisoning filed by NordstrandBlack PC may include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- Medical devices
- Lost income
- Assisted living care
- Reduced quality of life
- Wrongful death
You deserve to have an experienced Santa Barbara injury attorney fighting on your side. At NordstrandBlack PC, we have dedicated our law practice to helping people who were injured by the negligent actions of others.
Call (805) 962-2022 to schedule a FREE consultation today. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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