Experienced Attorney for Carbon Monoxide Lawsuits
Carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas, can seriously injure people, possibly causing permanent or even deadly damage to the body’s vital organs, including both the heart and brain. Because carbon monoxide is a product of combustion, any accident that results in a fire can lead to dangerous exposure to this gas, putting people’s lives in jeopardy.
When any type of careless or negligent behavior has contributed to accidents, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, the Denver carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers at Cristiano Law, LLC will be here to stand up for injured people’s rights and help them secure compensation for their injuries and losses. For more than 33 years, our trusted attorneys have been upholding the belief that the practice of law is a helping profession, and we are ready to defend your rights if you have been poisoned by carbon monoxide.
How Carbon Monoxide Can “Poison” You
Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it can take the place of oxygen in people’s blood. In effect, when people are exposed to carbon monoxide, this gas – instead of oxygen – attaches to the red blood cells. It then prohibits oxygen from getting to the body’s vital organs. If this persists and a person’s blood isn’t re-oxygenated soon enough, the tissues and organs in the body can be seriously and irreversibly damaged. In the worst cases, carbon monoxide poisoning leads to loss of consciousness and death.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include:
- Dizziness and disorientation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue, listlessness and malaise.
Given that these symptoms are fairly generic, it’s vital that anyone who has been exposed to a fire be treated by medical professionals to determine whether they may have sustained carbon monoxide poisoning.
When Negligence Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Some examples of negligence that can contribute to carbon monoxide poisoning include (but are not limited to):
- Improper installation or maintenance of heating or ventilation systems
- Failure to detect and fix gas leaks
- Lack of properly functioning CO (carbon monoxide) detectors in buildings
- Lack of emergency escape plans and/or sufficient emergency exits
- Defective equipment, such as gas stoves, portable heaters, clothes dryers, etc.
Depending on the specific cause of a person’s carbon monoxide poisoning, some of the parties that may be held liable for that individual’s injuries can include:
- A property or building owner
- The manufacturer of a defective appliance or product
- A technician responsible for checking and maintaining an appliance or product
- Another person who may have mishandled an appliance or tool.
The Denver Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers at Cristiano Law, LLC
If you have been diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, or if you have lost a loved one to this serious condition, the Denver carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys at Cristiano Law, LLC are ready to fight for you. For more than three decades, we have been putting our experience and resources to work for injured people. When any type of negligence or carelessness has resulted in exposure to excessive levels of carbon monoxide, our skilled attorneys can be trusted to provide the injured with the highest quality of legal services and to hold the careless or indifferent people who caused their injuries responsible in any legal setting.
When you choose the superior legal representation offered by the attorneys at Cristiano Law, LLC, you will be able to trust that:
- Your case will be handled with the respect and care it deserves.
- Your case will not be passed off to inexperienced associates.
- You will have the best chances of getting both the justice and compensation you deserve.
Get More Information about Your Rights during an Initial Consult
We urge people who may have been injured as a result of carbon monoxide exposure to learn more about their rights and options during an initial consult with one of our Denver carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers. In most cases, these meetings are free, and we can get a case started at no initial cost to our clients. To set up a meeting with one of our attorneys, call us at (303) 407-1777 or email us using the form on this page.
Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience, and our attorneys can commute to your city or town to meet you to ensure that you get the legal help you need wherever you may need it.